How to Apply for NSO Birth Certificate

A Birth Certificate is vital document required in practically all kinds of official transactions with the government or the private sector in the Philippines. It is also one of the basic requirements to enroll in both public and private schools in the country. Thus, it is necessary for everyone to have a copy of this important document in order to avoid unnecessary delays or problems when engaging in any official transaction. Applying for a Birth Certificate can be a simple and easy task if one knows the basic requirements to be submitted and the steps that need to be taken for the application to be processed. In the Philippines, the National Statistics Office (NSO) is the main agency tasked to process applications for Birth Certificates.


NSO Birth Certificate


Here is the list of important requirements in applying for Birth Certificate:

  • One valid ID
    • Examples:
      • Current employees ID with the signature of the employer or authorized representative;
      • Postal ID;
      • Students ID or library card, signed by the school authority;
      • Senior Citizens ID;
      • Driver’s license;
      • NBI/PNP clearance;
      • Passport;
      • SSS/GSIS ID;
      • Integrated Bar of the Philippine (IBP) ID;
      • License issued by the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC)

You need to provide the following information when filling up the application form:

  • Number of copies being requested;
  • Name (maiden name if married female);
  • Gender;
  • Place of birth;
  • Date of birth;
  • Father’s name;
  • Mother’s maiden name;
  • Date of registration, if the birth certificate was registered late; and
  • Purpose of your request
  • For representatives: relationship to the owner of the birth certificate
  • Fee: P330 per copy

NSO Birth Certificate Application Form

A copy of the application form may be downloaded at

Once all the necessary requirements are ready, one just have to submit his application at the nearest NSO branch or send his application online at the NSO website.

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