Detailed Guide | NSO Birth Certificate Application Process

    The National Statistics Office (NSO) “Pambansang Tanggapan ng Estadístika”, is the country’s major statistical agency responsible in collecting, compiling, classifying, producing, publishing and disseminating general-purpose statistics and  Issuance of copies of Civil Registry Documents such as:

  • NSO Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Death Certificate
  • CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage Record )

To be able to accommodate the increasing number of applicants processing for their civil registry documents, the National Statistics Office  have developed three methods.

In this article, we will guide you on the need to know steps on how you can process your civil registry documents, for example, your NSO Birth Certificate.

3 Methods – How to Get NSO Birth Certificate

 Method 1:   Walk-in Applications in your nearest Serbilis Outlets
 Method 2:   Online Applications (E-census)
 Method 3:   Telephone Requests / NSO Birth Certificate Delivery
(NSO Helpline Plus)

In this article, we will guide you through the walk-in application method on getting your NSO Birth Certificate


NSO Birth Certificatate Walk-in Application Process

Walking-in, the process by which you apply for issuance of your documents in person or by an authorized representative by visiting the nearest Census Serbilis Centers.

Things to Bring
  • Valid ID
    See  Here  the List of Valid ID’s in the Philippines
  • Fee: P140.00
  • Bring your own pen for faster filling of forms
  • Authorization Letter and Valid ID of the requester if you are processing for someone else.
Processing Time:
  • Within 2 hours- for documents available in the database
  • Processing time may vary depending on the Census Serbilis Outlet you visit.

1Bring the Requirements listed above on getting your NSO Birth Certificate

  • Go to the nearest or most convenient Census Serbilis Centers to you.

2.  Get Application Form  and Queue Number from the Information Marshall

  • Fill-up the required information

3 – Proceed to the Screeners’ Desk to check if your information is complete, consistent and readable.

  • Get your Application Form Stamped with “Okay for Payment”

4 – Pay  to the Cashier/Collecting Officer and get the Official Receipt (O.R.)

  • Check for the Stamp in the Official Receipt for the Date and Time of Release of your NSO Birth Certificate.

5 – Proceed  to the Releasing Area if the Date and Time of Release stated in your official receipt is on the same day.



You now have your NSO Birth Certificate.

Additional Notes:

Please take note that according to the clause of article 7 of the child and youth welfare code, the Issuance of NSO Birth Certificate is subject to confidentiality:

This code states that

The records of a person’s birth shall be kept strictly confidential and no information relating thereto shall be issued except on the request of any of the following:”

  1. The person himself, or any person authorized by him;
  2. His spouse, his parent or parents, his direct descendants, or the guardian or institution legally incharge of him, if he is a minor;
  3. The court or proper public official whenever absolutely necessary in administrative, judicial or other official proceedings to determine the identity of the child’s parents or other circumstances surrounding his birth; and
  4. In case of the person’s death, the nearest of kin.

“Any person violating the prohibition shall suffer the penalty of imprisonment of at least two months or a fine in an amount not exceeding five hundred pesos, or both, in the discretion of the court”.

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