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3 Ways on How to get a PSA Birth Certificate – Walk In and Online for Pinoys Abroad

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor April 3rd, 2022 Posted in Asia Travel Blog, Destination, Philippines Travel Blog, Travel Blog 50 Comments

A PSA Birth Certificate is perhaps one of the most sought after requirement for almost anything in the Philippines. From getting a passport, applying for a tourist visa, getting married or getting any valid ID; a PSA Birth Certificate is needed.

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A PSA Birth Certificate is a document stating vital information like your complete name, date, and place of birth, gender, nationality, and your parents’ name. This information is then given to the local civil registrar and archived at the Philippine Statistics Authority. This is to know the data of the country; births and deaths. 

A copy from the PSA is always needed as it is genuine. Most also need it together with the official receipt as there are places that make counterfeit PSA Birth Certificates. Sometimes, PSA also updates its security features to avoid being copied.

Here are the ways on how to get your PSA Birth Certificate.

Requirements for getting a PSA Birth Certificate

  • Birth Certificate – Application form with correct information
  • Valid ID
  • Authorization Letter if not mentioned below (please bring a copy of the valid ID of the person as well as the representative)
  • PSA Birth Certificate Fee

People who can get PSA Birth Certificate

  • A person who is in the Birth Certificate
  • Authorized by the person him/herself
  • Immediate family or direct descendants
  • If minor, guardian or institution in-charge of him/her
  • A court or public official when needed
  • Nearest kin, in case of death

This is under the confidentiality clause of Article 7 of the Child and Youth and Welfare Code; so any person violating this can suffer at least 2 years of imprisonment or a fine amounting to Php 500, or both.

Information needed for PSA Birth Certificate issuance

  • Complete name (first, middle, last)
  • Complete father’s name
  • Complete mother’s maiden name 
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Late registration or not, year of registration
  • Requestor’s complete name and address
  • Relationship
  • Copies needed
  • Purpose of certification

PSA Birth Certificate – Walk-in at Census Serbilis Centers

This is the fastest way to get your PSA Birth Certificate – sometimes you can get it within the day or 1-2 working days. However, if the birth certificate is 1940 or older then you might get it after 10 working days since the PSAs are not yet digitally saved.

1. Download the PSA Birth Certificate – Application form

How to get a PSA Birth Certificate

2. Print and fill-up the said form.

3. Go to the nearest Census Serbilis Centers and get a number for where you can get your documents checked

  • Bring your Valid ID
  • Authorization Letter and Photocopy of owner’s ID (if you are not the owner, parent, spouse, direct descendants or legal guardian)

4. When your number is called, give the form and your ID to the PSA Officer-In-Charge. If it is okay, then you will be asked to go to the cashier for payment.

5. Pay the Fee of Php 155.00 to the Cashier. Keep the official receipt and check the time or date when it is okay to get the PSA Birth Certificate.

6. Go to the releasing area on the date and time specified and get the PSA Birth Certificate.

Census Serbilis Centers

Metro Manila

PSA Complex – Central Outlet
CRS Building, PSA ComplexEast Avenue, Diliman
Quezon City 1016

PSA – Makati City
Ground Floor Makati City Hall (Old Building)
Jose P. Rizal Street
Makati City 1200

PSA – Pasig City
Ground Floor, Office of the Civil Registrar Pasig City Hall
F. Caruncho Avenue
Pasig City 1603

PSA – Muntinlupa City
4th Level Ayala Malls South Park, National Road, Alabang
Muntinlupa City 1772

Pasay City
Ground Floor, Lifestyle 1 Building Hobbies of Asia,
#8 Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard
Pasay City 1300


CAR – Baguio City
2nd Floor CTLL Building (also known as Dely’s Inn)
141 Abanao Extension, Barangay Rizal Monument
Baguio City 2600

Region I – La Union
Parammata Building C
Diversion Road, Sitio 5, Barangay Biday
San Fernando City, La Union 2500

Vigan City
2nd Floor Singson Building
Del Pilar corner Mabini Streets
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur 2700

2nd Floor M&B Building
Jose De Venecia Road, Brgy. Nalsian
Calasiao, Pangasinan 2400

Laoag City
Jomel III Corporate Building
Brgy. 14 P. Acosta corner Samonte Streets
Laoag City, Ilocos Norte 2900

Region II – Cagayan
Regional Government Office City Hall, Carig Sur
Enrile Boulevard
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Valley 3500

PSA Ground Floor Nueva Vizcaya Sports Complex (also known as CLISOC Grandstand)
Barangay Don Domingo Maddela
Boyombong, Nueva Vizcaya 3700

Region III – Pampanga
PSA Regional Office 3, Diosdado Macapagal Government Center (SACOP)
Maimpis, San Fernando City, Pampanga 2000

Cabanatuan City
NE Pacific Mall
Maharlika Highway, Sumacab Sur
Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija 3100

Olongapo City
Barangay Asinan Pag-asa
Olongapo City, Zambales 2200

Region IVA – Lipa City
Ground Floor, Fiesta World Mall
Barangay Maraouy
Lipa City, Batangas 4217

San Pablo City
Maharlika Highway, San Pablo City, Laguna 4301

Trece Martires City
1st Floor Government Center Building, Provincial Capitol Grd.
Barangay San Agustin
Trece Martires, Cavite 4109

Lucena City
3rd Floor Pacific Mall, Landco Business Park
M. L. Tagarao Street, Lucena City

Region IVB – Calapan
Emerald Building
Boundary of Brgy. Camilmil and Brgy. Lalud
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro 5200

Puerto Princesa City
2nd Floor Goldraz Properties Building
Malvar Street
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 5300

Region V – Legazpi City
2nd Floor Albay Capitol Annex Building
Old Albay District
Legazpi City, Albay 4500

Naga City
2nd Floor PSA Building
Panganiban Drive
Naga City, Camarines Sur 4400


Region VI – Iloilo City
J. Villanueva Building
Iznart Street
Iloilo City, Iloilo 5000

Bacolod City
3rd Floor G/F East Two Corp Center Bldg
Circumferential Road Cor Diola Street
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental 6100

Kalibo, Aklan
Ground Floor 1/F Redepermavic Building
North Capitol Site
Kalibo, Aklan 5600

Region VII – Dumaguete City
Purple Building
Valencia Road, Bagacay
Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200

Cebu City
Gaisano Capital South Building
corner Colon Street and Leon Kilat Street
Cebu City, Cebu 6100

Region VIII – Tacloban City
PSA Regional Office 8 Leyte SR Building
Artemio Mate Extension, Brgy. Abucay
Tacloban City, Leyte 6500

Catbalogan Samar
2nd Floor R. Tan Building (formerly Flaming Hat Restaurant)
Rizal Avenue
Catbalogan, Samar 6700


Region IX – Zamboanga City
G/F Dagdag Bldg
San Jose Road, Baliwasan
Zamboanga City (Zamboanga del Sur) 7000

Dipolog City
A4M Building
Magsaysay Street, Miputak
Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte 7100

Region X – Cagayan de Oro City
B1-B4, Pride Rock Business Park
Gusa Highway
Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental 9000

Ozamis City
Ground Floor Gaisano Southwing
Port Road cor. 15 de Noviembre St.
Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental 7200

Iligan City
Barnuevo Building
Badelles Ext, Palao
Iligan City, Lanao del Norte 9200

Region XI – Davao City
Ground Floor ANGO Building
Cabaguio Avenue
Davao City, Davao del Sur 8000

Region XII – General Santos City
Santiago Boulevard Lagao
General Santos City, South Cotabato 9500

ARMM – Cotabato City
PSA ARMM, Ground Floor Carumba Building
Jupiter Street
Cotabato City 9600

Region XIII – Butuan City
G/F Freeman Building
Barangay Imadejas
Butuan City, Agusan del Norte 8600

Surigao City
Ground Floor Yuipco Building
Navarro Street
Surigao City, Surigao del Norte 8300

For complete list of Census Serbilis Centers, click here: Census Serbilis Centers

PSA Birth Certificate – Walk-in at SM Business Center

If you are near an SM Mall, then you can get your PSA Birth Certificate from there. This will usually take 4 – 7 days.

1. Download the PSA Birth Certificate – Application form

2. Print and fill-up the said form.

3. Go to the nearest SM Business Centers, get a payment form and line to pay the fee. 

  • Bring your Valid ID
  • Authorization Letter and Photocopy of owner’s ID (if you are not the owner, parent, spouse, direct descendants or legal guardian)

4. Submit your application form and pay the fee of Php 180.00 (Php 155 – PSA Birth Certificate + Php 25 – SM Service Fee). 

5. Get the official receipt and claim stub.

6. Go back to the SM Business Center on the specified date. Bring your IDs and/or Authorization Letter, claim stub and Official Receipt. Submit those to the releasing officer and get the PSA Birth Certificate.

PSA Birth Certificate – Online (for those in the Philippines and Abroad)

If you have no time to go to a Census Serbilis Center or SM Business Center to get the PSA Birth Certificate, then you can get it online.

PSA Birth Certificate Online Request

1. Go to this website
Click “Birth Certificate” section. 

3 Ways on How to get a PSA Birth Certificate Walk In and Online for Pinoys Abroad


2. Read the terms and conditions, and the Data Privacy Notice. Click “I Accept” if you agree, and then “Next.”

3 Ways on How to get a PSA Birth Certificate Walk In and Online for Pinoys Abroad


3. Put the details needed for request details. Click “Next” after you’re done.

3 Ways on How to get a PSA Birth Certificate Walk In and Online for Pinoys Abroad

3 Ways on How to get a PSA Birth Certificate Walk In and Online for Pinoys Abroad


4. Fill-in the requester’s and delivery details, and then click “Next” when you’re done.

3 Ways on How to get a PSA Birth Certificate Walk In and Online for Pinoys Abroad

5. Check and confirm if the details you put are correct. When you’re done checking, click “Confirm.”

3 Ways on How to get a PSA Birth Certificate Walk In and Online for Pinoys Abroad

3 Ways on How to get a PSA Birth Certificate Walk In and Online for Pinoys Abroad


6. Review the summary. Click “Next” to proceed.

3 Ways on How to get a PSA Birth Certificate Walk In and Online for Pinoys Abroad

7. Review and re-check all the details before clicking “Proceed to Payment” to see the payment channels.

3 Ways on How to get a PSA Birth Certificate Walk In and Online for Pinoys Abroad

3 Ways on How to get a PSA Birth Certificate Walk In and Online for Pinoys Abroad

PSA Birth Certificate Online Payment

3 Ways on How to get a PSA Birth Certificate Walk In and Online for Pinoys Abroad

1. You can pay through the following options:

  • Credit card or GCash
  • Banco De Oro
    • BDO branches
    • BDO Online Banking (BDO account holders only)
    • BDO ATM (BDO account holders only)
  • UnionBank
    • UnionBank branches
    • UnionBank Online Banking (UnionBank account holders only)
    • UnionBank ATM (UnionBank account holders only)
  • Bayad Center
  • PayMaya App (Billers: PSA Serbilis)

2. For Credit Card Holders or Online Payments. Click the option and Proceed to Payment.
Enter Card details and submit them. Wait for the details and success of your transaction.


For others, Bayad centers or banks. Proceed to the bank with your form and pay the fee.

3. Payment Fee is the following as per PSA Website:
Fees are inclusive of delivery fees.
Php 330.00 per copy – PSA Birth Certificate within the Philippines
USD 20.30 per copy – PSA Birth Certificate to other countries

PSA Birth Certificate Delivery

Wait for the delivery, the working days are as follows:

  • Metro-Manila – 4-6 working days after payment (Additional 5-7 days for areas that are outside of courier’s standard serviceable areas)
  • Other cities or provinces – 6-8 working days after payment (Additional 5-7 days for areas that are outside of courier’s standard serviceable areas)
  • Other countries – The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has resumed accepting international mails to selected countries only. As an option, you can avail of special courier services through FedEx for delivery addresses outside the Philippines: PSA Serbilis Special Courier Service. For special courier services through FedEx, delivery charges shall be the requester’s/document owner’s account and shall be billed separately and directly by FedEx.


FAQs on PSA Birth Certificates 

1. I have paid, can I cancel my request?

No, you can’t. PSA has a no-cancellation policy.

2. Can I request a refund of my payment?

No, you can’t. PSA has a no refund policy.

3. What is considered an unsuccessful delivery?

  • If the one who ordered it could not be found or does not live in the address noted.
  • If the document is refused
  • If the address is not correct or incomplete

4. Can I request another delivery in case it was unsuccessful?

No, as per PSA an unsuccessful delivery is considered already done. You need to go through the process again.

5. My birth certificate has no name (Blank), what do I do?

* (born 1992 or earlier) Go to the Local Civil Registry Office where you were born and you need to file for an application for a Supplemental Report
* (born 1993 to present) File a change of First Name.

6. What are the other documents I can get at PSA?

You can get Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Death Certificates and Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) at PSA.

And that’s it! Getting PSA Birth Certificate is a bit of a few days wait if you aren’t going to a PSA Serbilis but will be totally worth it. You get to use it on a lot of documents like your Passport Application, Postal ID, Visa Applications and many more! Don’t forget to check out our other How-to guides!

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50 thoughts on “3 Ways on How to get a PSA Birth Certificate – Walk In and Online for Pinoys Abroad

  1. Hello. I was born abroad in Saudi. I have a copy of my local birth certificate from DFA but my first name was misspelled. It should be Fahad instead of Fahhad. I want a copy of my birth certificate at PSA with the corrected first name. What will be the process? Thanks

  2. I have requested for my brother’s birth certificate. I put my dad’s name as the receiver. No one called us or informed us about the delivery. No one delivered to the address I put on the form. They just texted that delivery was unsuccessful. Is it our fault for the unsuccessful delivery? Should you be the one responsible for that?

  3. Nagrequest po ako online at pinadeliver ko po sa Pinas. Nasa Canada po ako ngayon. Can my father accept it on my behalf?

  4. Accepted po ba ang authorization letter if sent via email dahil nasa abroad ang document owner? Thanks

  5. Why you didn’t include the PSA processing fee amount to avoid corruption.Please disclose the exact amount so we can prepare for any questions and or disputes regarding fees.

  6. I am trying to assist my parents in getting their birth certificates (born 1940 and 1944). Please don’t say follow on line process. I’ve read the online documents and even has gone through the archive website. I don’t want to pay if we are going to get a blank form. If this is an online database, there should be a way to search (if available) before paying for a copy. I’ve also asked my cousin to go to the province local registrar to no avail. How do I know if I’m going to get a copy or just a blank form? What is your guarantee?

  7. I’m here in USA, how could l avail getting a PSA certificate. I have my old birth certificate from my home town province dated 1977, the same birth certificate I have used when l came here. Would it be possible that I could get it not leaving USA?

  8. Hello po. Can I order for my girlfriend? need kase para sa pag uwi niya sa pinas? And have it delivered sa Japan?

  9. Q: Are all person who was born A.e. 1976, does he/she needs to go to the local Go to the Local Civil Registry Office where you were born and you need to file for an application for a Supplemental Report? Please clarify and advice.. Thank you

    1. what’s the purpose po for filing? may kulang po ba sa Live Birth nya?
      So far, okay naman sa parents ko – 1950s sila.

  10. Can I request and order a copy of my friend’s birth certificate (who is currently abroad) and have it delivered to my house?

  11. My brother got a blurry birth certificate copy from PSA . We then got a copy from the municipal registrar this year, but the last name was misspelled. My mother had this corrected before we went to US in 1972. My brother has been using the corrected last name since then. This time he needed a new copy because he lost the affidavit attached to the last name correction. Where can we get a copy that has been corrected.

    1. how i can get apostille of myPSA birth certificate because im here in cambodia is hard for me to get it can you explain me how

  12. hello po ma’am asked ko lang po if pwedin po bang magrequest ng birth certificate and marriage contract while working abroad po pwedi po bang ipadala dito kung saan me nagtratrabaho

  13. I just want to ask if there is temporary birth certificate coz one of my friend she coulfnt process her passport till now coz its questionable her livevbirth from PSA

  14. Hello po. I am currently outside Phils. Can my sister request for my birth certificate without authorization? Or who else can request on my behalf?

  15. Magkano po pag send sa uae , pwede po ba asawa ang kukuha send lang aq ng authorisation ,kailangan pa po ba ng attorney signature or authorisation q lang please answer po emergency needed

      1. Ma’am pwede po ba aq mag online request then payment online then direct send po di to sakin sa uae through fedex??

  16. My question is can I get my brothers and my birth certificate in the Phil’s through online?I am living in Japan.I will need it purpose of applying a citizenship.Hopefully you can help or guide me.Thank you!

  17. There was a ammendment in my birth certificate, I requested to add my middle name ( Ligad) and it was corrected and confirmed for the changes. Can I possible to secure a copy in PSA Serbilis since I’m working abroad.

  18. Hello! I live in the UK. I already applied but I am still confused on the delivery. Do I have to apply for special courier delivery(FedEx) or can I just wait as it is paid already? the other countries does not tell me if UK is included . I am not in a rush so I can wait for 6-8weeks. please help me as I am confused. Thank you

    1. Did you get it?? how long did it take?? I am in the US and just applied for a birth certificate from PSA. I to am curious as to how long it takes. Please let me know. As far as I know, you must open a FedEx account and give account number and your name on the account, in order for PSA to ship it to you. I don’t think they will send the documents without this info. Does anyone know how long this wait will be?? thanks/ salamat

      1. Hi! I was wondering if you got your PSA request yet? I just ordered mine through the website and wanted to know how long it will take. I chose priority shipping since I’m reporting my birth through the philippine consulate in the U.S. and the original isn’t accepted only the PSA, so now I just have to play the waiting game!

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