Apr 10, 2015 | Updated Jun 10, 2015
Jonha Revesencio Business strategist exploring the intersection of business, leadership and technology
PHILIPPINES - If you're looking to get National Statistics Office (NSO) certified documents such as birth certificate, marriage, Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR) in the Philippines, there's no need to queue to your local Census Office anymore as the e-Census. NSO's online facility for submitting requests for issuance of civil registry records as well as issuance of no marriage record (CENOMAR), allows you to do just that!
Valid and NSO-authenticated documents are very important if you're looking to get a new passport or police clearance in the Philippines, so I've tried the platform and got my birth certificate in 4 days!
Despite the positive outlook about the country's e-commerce. most online transactions in the Philippines are still in its nascent stage often combine with hybrid transactions such as paying for the transaction in an actual bank (as opposed to having all transactions online), just what I've experienced when I tried to book bus seats online on our way to Baguio. Below are the steps I've taken and I've got my NSO-certified birth certificate today!
Author's NSO-Certified Birth Certificate
- Fill up the online application form In the online application form. you will need to type in the following details correctly - name, delivery address, telephone number (that's where they'll contact you for delivery! and valid email address (that's where they will update you about the payment and dispatch details).
Online Application for NSO Certified Birth Certificate in the Philippines
Once you're ready with all of required information, simply click on "Click here to request now" on the right portion of your screen. You will then be taken to the Terms and Conditions and simply click
on "I agree" to proceed.
Rates: Birth Certificate: Php 315 per copy CENOMAR: Php 415 per copy Documentary Tax: 15 per copy
Applying Online for NSO Certificate, Be Sure to Provide Correct Contact Details
The process was pretty simple, I've received an automatic email from e-census with instructions on how to pay through BDO, along with the Batch Number which I needed to key in the ATM machine as well as the exact amount that I needed to pay, which was then deducted from my BDO Savings account.
Dispatch notification of NSO Birth Certificate
Over-all, I've received my birth certificate in 4 days after using their e-census online platform!