For Filipino students, couples getting married or those who are applying for Philippine passports, you are generally required to submit a copy of your NSO birth certificate. While you can get your birth certificate the old traditional way which often entails you lining up at the National Statistics Office, there are other more convenient and hassle free options for you to get your NSO birth certificate.
Here are some options that you may want to consider:
1. Apply for your NSO Birth certificate online
You can request for your Philippine birth certificate online via Ecensus.com.ph. They even deliver the document straight to your preferred delivery address. Cost is 315 pesos per copy issuance for birth certificates delivered within the Philippines. US $20.00 is charged per copy for birth certificate deliveries outside the Philippines. You can pay through credit cards or through banks such as BDO. This site is not affiliated with said website. Visit the ecensus.com.ph site for more info and details.
2. Request for a copy of your NSO birth certificate through travel agencies.
You don’t just book for your travel in travel agencies nowadays. You can also have your passport and birth certificate processed through them. A growing number of travel agencies in the Philippines can secure copies of your NSO authenticated birth certificate for you. You can get your documents for as fast as three days.