Wednesday, November 7, 2012

How to Get an NSO Authenticated or True Copy of Live Birth Certificate

Some of you may be wondering, where should you get your NSO authenticated birth certificate if you are living in areas near or within Pasay City, the city home to the biggest mall in Asia - SM Mall of Asia. Well it's just easy and convenient to obtain an NSO authenticated live birth certificate. Just follow the five (5) easy steps below.

Note that these steps to get an NSO certified copy of birth were based on my personal experience, though I cannot deny that there may be some comprehensible procedures in getting an NSO birth certificate.

Go to NSO Pasay
Before proceeding to NSO Pasay Office, bring a valid (government-issued ID) for certification, a pen, and an authorization letter if you are just to represent in claiming the live birth certificates. 

NSO Pasay is located at one of the shops in Hobbies Asia which is found alongside Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard near the Senate. You may opt to ride a multi-cab or jeepney going to MOA from Edsa Station (LRT)  and ask that you be dropped near Diosdado Macapagal Highway, then ride a blue/red multi-cab that passes along D Macapagal Blvd. Alternatively, you may ride a taxi upon reaching the boulevard (pay is approximately 50 Php) or walk through. It's just a few hundred meters from MOA; definitely, a good exercise!

Obtain an NSO application form
Once inside NSO Pasay, ask for an application form (usually a gray form) from the officers in the entrance booth. Fill out this application form according to your need.

Present your application form for checking
Approach the formal staff who are on standby near the first rows facing the payment counters. They will check the information you input and see to it that there's no blank left. Usually, incomplete forms are mostly made up of those forgotten to be signed at the back portion of the form.

Proceed to the payment counters
Once your application form is complete, you will then be asked to proceed to pay 140 Php per copy of NSO birth certificate. You will have to present your ID here.

Claim your NSO birth certificate/s
After paying, go out of the office and proceed to its direct back-connection area where you will claim your NSO authenticated birth certificates. It will take at least approximately 20 minutes before your name will be called, so take a seat and watch whatever program is being aired inside. This is the last step in getting an NSO certificate.

Hope these steps will serve as a guide for you to get your NSO birth certificate, for whatever reason you will be using it - employment (local or abroad), school requirement, personal issues, among others.