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How To Obtain a PSA Death Certificate [Walk-In at Census Serbilis Center or Online thru PSASerbilis]

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor November 30th, 2020 Posted in Guide for Filipinos, Philippines Travel Blog, Travel Blog 8 Comments

A death certificate is a document with information relating to the death of an individual. It can be proof that your spouse or relative is dead for burials, inheritance, insurance claims, proof of being a widow, and many more. Here’s a guide on How to get a PSA Death Certificate.

How to get a PSA Death Certificate
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You can get a death certificate authenticated by the PSA at PSA Serbilis Centers, SM Business Centers, or online. Read our guide on how to get a copy of it.

Requirements for obtaining a PSA Death Certificate

People who can get a PSA Death Certificate

  • Nearest Kin
  • Spouse, parent, direct descendant
  • Court of Proper Public Official
  • Duly Authorized Representative (with Authorization letter)

Information needed for Death Certificate Issuance

  • Name of Deceased Person
  • Date of Death
  • Place of Death
  • Place of Marriage
  • Requesting Party’s name and address
  • Copies Needed
  • Purpose

PSA Death Certificate – Walk-in at Census Serbilis Centers

At the main office, you could get a copy as early as on the day, but usually, it would take 2-3 days.

STEP 1: Fill-up the Death Certificate Application Form; you can get it online (check the link) or get a copy at the Serbilis Centers.

How to get a PSA Death Certificate (Walk-In or Online)

STEP 2: Go to a Census Serbilis Centers with your valid ID and get a number from the guard on an officer.

STEP 3: When your number is called, present the documents to the screener. You will then be asked to pay for the fee.

STEP 4: Go to the cashier and pay the fee of PHP 155 per copy. Keep the receipt and the claim stub.

STEP 5: On the releasing date, proceed to the Census Serbilis Center and get a copy of the PSA Death Certificate.

Census Serbilis Centers

Metro Manila

PSA Complex – Central Outlet
CRS Building, PSA Complex East 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

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PSA Death Certificate – Walk-in at SM Business Center

In case you are far away from a Census Serbilis Center, then, you can proceed to an SM Mall and go to the Business center to get a copy of a death certificate. This usually takes 7 weeks.

STEP 1: Fill-up a Death Certificate Application Form; it’s also available at the Business center.

STEP 2: Go to the nearest Business Center and get a payment form. Get a queue to pay for the fee.

STEP 3: At the staff, submit your documents and pay the fee that is about PHP 180; it’s 25 pesos higher than the serbilis center as there is a service fee. Keep the official receipt as well as the claim stub.

STEP 4: On the release date, go to the SM Business center to claim a copy of your PSA Death Certificate.

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

You can also get a death certificate online and get it delivered anywhere in the Philippines or Abroad

STEP 1: Go to this website.

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STEP 2: Accept the terms and conditions.

STEP 3: Enter the details where you want the Death Certificate to be delivered. Double-check if the address is correct.

STEP 4: Select “Death Certificate.”

How to get a PSA Death Certificate (Walk-In or Online)

STEP 5: Enter the information asked, then click “Save.” Double-check before proceeding.

How to get a PSA Death Certificate (Walk-In or Online)

STEP 6: Add additional documents you may want. After that, you can click submit.

How to get a PSA Death Certificate (Walk-In or Online)

STEP 7: You will see your request summary. Choose the payment option you want – via online, bank or bayad center.

It would cost is PHP 330per copy for delivery within the Philippine. For abroad, it would cost USD 20.30 per copy.

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If you want to do it online, just click proceed to online payment. If not, then you must print the form and proceed to the bank or bayad center.

STEP 8: After payment, you need to wait for the delivery of the Death Certificate.

  • Metro-Manila – 3-5 working days after payment but due to the pandemic it will be 3 weeks after payment
  • Other cities or provinces – 4-9 working days after payment but due to the pandemic it will be 4 weeks after payment
  • Other countries – 6-8 weeks after payments but due to the pandemic it will depend on the resumption and restriction of countries

FAQs on PSA Death Certificate

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

You can get Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, and CENOMAR at PSA.

How to get a PSA Death Certificate
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This is our guide on getting a PSA Death Certificate in the Philippines. I recommend doing it online as it’s much safer but it would take longer due to the pandemic. For Census Serbilis, please check the branch if walk-in is accepted or if you need to have an appointment. Keep safe!

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About the Writer

Lyza Paloma

Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the journey since. I’m aiming to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, photography, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.


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