Friday, November 30, 2012

How do you request for your NSO Birth Certificate?

MANILA, Philippines  Applying for travel visas or even a passport may require you to present an NSO-certified birth certificate.

Getting a copy from the Philippine National Statistics Office (NSO) has never been easier. Requesting takes less than 5 minutes. It's fast, convenient, and inexpensive!

Here's how:
  1. Go to the NSO website here
  2. Click on "Birth Certificate". Other certificates may also be requested: marriage, death, or Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR).
  3. Answer questions. I love how there's an "I don't know" choice for some questions.
  4. Chat with a Teleserv representative. He or she will verify your data. Ask questions, if any. Best to do this during office hours. 
  5. Pay via credit card. Php 350 only! Option to pay at the bank if you don't have a credit card.

After two days, my NSO-certified birth certificate was delivered! I received an SMS from Air21  informing me of the delivery date. At least I knew when to expect it. I also received an SMS confirming that it was delivered.

Positive experiences like this, including my passport experience, gives me hope in our government.

Snaps for efficiency!


  1. Hindi naman pwede yong Credit Card na issued dito sa Pinas

    1. Hello Emmanuel,

      Pwede naman po :) Ginamit ko yung mastercard ko na issued sa Pilipinas.