What to Do When Your PSA Birth Certificate Is Blurry

A PSA birth certificate with blurred entries will, most likely, not be honored by the establishment or agency that is requiring for it.  You will be asked to submit a clear copy of your PSA certificate. But how do you get a clear copy when the one from PSA is already blurred as it is?

Read this.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the Local Civil Registry office (LCR) where your birth certificate was registered shall be requested to endorse a clearer copy of your birth certificate to the PSA.  Yes, it is possible that the LCR has a clear copy of your birth certificate that is why this commonly the first advice given to Filipinos whose birth certificates are unreadable.

The owner of the birth certificate, his or her parents, spouse, and children, may request the LCR to endorse the clear copy of the document to the PSA so that a clear and readable copy of the PSA birth certificate may be obtained by the owner later on.

But what if the record of the PSA and the LCR are both blurry?

If this is the case, a petition for correction under the provisions of RA 9048 must be filed at the LCR. To do this, you need to prepare the following supporting documents:

  1. Certified machine copy of the birth record containing the entry to be corrected.
  2. Not less than two (2) private or public documents upon which the correction shall be based like baptismal certificate, voters’ affidavit, employment record, GSIS/SSS record, medical record, business record, driver’s license, insurance, land titles, certificate of land transfer, bank passbook, NBI/police clearance, civil registry records of ascendants.
  3. Notice/Certificate of Posting.
  4. Payment of P1,000 as a filing fee.
  5. Other documents which may be required by the LCR.

I hope I was able to help you find the answers to your questions about blurred entries in your PSA birth certificate. You can send me an email or make a comment below if you have further questions, I’ll do my best to find the answers.

Keep safe!



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10 thoughts on “What to Do When Your PSA Birth Certificate Is Blurry

      1. If my certificate is blury and i file in local civil registry,how many days can i get

      2. Paki inquire niyo na lang po sa LCR o munisipyo kung saan ninyo ifa-file ang request para makakuha ng mas malinaw na kopya ng birth certificate ninyo po.

    1. Please proceed to the LCR or city hall where your birth was registered and ask them to check if they have a clear copy of your certificate of live birth. If they do, ask them to endorse the clear copy to the PSA — then ask them when you can begin making a follow up for the clear copy.

      1. Same problem my birth certificate issued from PSA is not clear, I already requested the registrar office to make my birth certificate clear and readable.but when I found out yesterday June 6,2022 my PSA birth also same not clear. What should we do. Can u please help me sir and give me an advice.? Thank you.

      2. If the copy of our birth certificate at the PSA and at the office of the LCR are both blurred, a petition for correction of clerical error under the provisions of R.A. 9048 should be filed. You should file this at the LCR office — please ask them for the list of documentary requirements and fees to be paid. This does not need to go under a legal proceeding.

  1. I have this problem po but I need to have my mother’s name corrected first then proceed to get a clear copy of my birth certificate. How long will this take for the two po? Clerical error and clear copy

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