Obtaining Public Documents

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Documents provided by the Philippine government are needed for many embassy services.  The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) formerly the National Statistics Office (NSO) Civil Registrar has a helpful FAQ sheet on requesting any of the documents below. Documents can also be requested online from PSA here. Additionally, documents may be obtained throught the PSA hotline at 737-1111.

Documents Available from PSA:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Record of No Marriage
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Adoption
  • Death Certificate

For Philippine passport, notarization/authentication of documents, Visa Extensions, Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR), Philippine Consular Establishments in the United States and Philippine driver’s license: