require an NSO copy of this important document.
There are two ways of getting an NSO birth certificate (marriage certificate, certificate of no marriage [CENOMAR] or death certificate for that matter. One is going to an NSO Serbilis Center or applying online at e-census.
Go to an NSO Serbilis Center if you want your document within 1 to 2 working days. For online application, you get it between 3 to 9 working days after payment, depending on whether you live in Metro Manila or in the provinces.
Of course, if your request would require manual search and retrievel from the NSO microfilm and paper archives, delivery time would require an additional 10 to 15 working days on top of the normal delivery date. So make sure that all the information you provide are accurate to avoid delays.
When we requested for a copy of the death certificate of my mother-in-law, we assumed that she died at home. We forgot that she was brought to the hospital in the next town. We were informed via email by NSO that it will have to be searched manually because they cannot find the record. We emailed immediately and told them about the mistake in the place of death and within 2 to 3 days, the copy was delivered.
When you apply online by clicking on this link, you will see this on your computer screen:
Simply click on the "Click here to request now" and follow the instructions on the succeeding screens.
You may pay through the accredited banks as shown here.
By the way a copy of a birth certificate/death certificate/marriage certificate will set you P315 each, while a CENOMAR costs P415 each. For delivery to other counties it's so much higher. Click here for the rates.
Get an NSO birth certificate now because sooner or later you are going to need it anyway.
I forgot that you can also apply for an NSO copy of your birth certificate, etc. at the Business Kiosk of the SM Malls. It takes about 5 business days for it to be released.