A Birth Certificate from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is a vital record that establishes the birth of a child. It is an official form that gives details on the time and place of a person's birth, and his or her name, sex, mother's name and (usually) father's name. The word "birth certificate" can refer to either the original document or a certified true copy of or representation of the original record of birth document.

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The birth certificate is issued shortly after an individual's birth, after the mother's physician files the required forms with the appropriate government agency, usually the local civil registrar's office. The official birth certificate is stored at LCR where records are archived at the PSA. The birth certificate is used to authenticate one's identity and nationality, and assist with obtaining government-issued identity documents, such as a passport or driver's license. Holding a birth certificate makes it easier to prove citizenship in nations where citizenship depends upon location of birth.

An interested party shall provide the following information to facilitate verification and issuance of certification from the Philippine Statistics Authority.

Birth Certificate:

  • Complete name of the child (first middle last)
  • Complete name of the father
  • Complete maiden name of the mother
  • Date of birth (month day year)
  • Place of birth (city/municipality province)
  • Whether or not registered late. (If registered late please state the year when it was registered.
  • Complete name and address of the requesting party
  • Relationship to the child
  • Number of copies needed
  • Purpose of the certification


Art. 7. Nondisclosure of birth records. The records of a person's birth shall be kept strictly confidential and no information relating thereto shall be issued except on the request of any of the following:

  • The person himself or any person authorized by him;
  • His spouse his parent or parents his direct descendants or the guardian or institution legally in-charge of him if he is a minor;
  • The court or proper public official whenever absolutely necessary in administrative judicial or other official proceedings to determine the identity of the child's parents or other circumstances surrounding his birth; and
  • In case of the person's death the nearest of kin.

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Any person violating the prohibition shall suffer the penalty of imprisonment of at least two months or a fine in an amount not exceeding five hundred pesos or both in the discretion of the court.

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