Tag Archive: PSA Birth Certificate Delivery


12 Dec 26 - A

Prepare your documentary requirements for the Midwives’ licensure examinations as the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) will start accepting the online processing of applications on January 8, 2020.  The easiest and most convenient way to get copies of your PSA birth and marriage certificates (which are primary requirements for online application) is by ordering through www.psahelpline.ph . You can order online through the website, or through their Facebook Messenger @PSAHelpline.phor by calling their 24/7 hotline at (02) 8737-1111.  They will deliver your PSA certificates so you don’t need to travel to a PSA office.

Here’s the complete list of requirements you need to have when applying for the PRC online processing:

  1. PSA birth certificate of the applicant.
  2. PSA marriage certificate (for married female applicants).
  3. Transcript of Records with scanned picture and remarks “For Board Examination Purposes”.
  • Must have a record of 20 deliveries actually handled and signed by Supervisor/Tutor.
  • Signatory of cases should have undergone the training and Expanded Functions under RA 7392.
  • Signed by Principal or Dean and duly notarized.
  • 5 sutures and 5 IVF insertion.
  • Repeaters: Case requirements done more than 5 years ago shall be repeated (new cases shall be submitted).
  • If the applicant is a Registered Nurse:
    • PRC IC card/TOR/Board Certificate
    • Record of 20 deliveries actually handled with records of five sutures and five intravenous injections signed by Hospital Director or Municipal Health Officer and duly notarized.
    • Certificate of consent (from the hospital where cases were performed).
    • Certificate of training on Expanded Function on RA 7392 accredited by PRC CPD Council for Midwifery of Registered Midwife who supervised (graduate midwife and RN).
    • PRC ID License and Employee’s ID of the Supervising Registered Midwife.
    • PRC ID License and Employee’s ID of the Certifying Officer (must be a registered physician.
  1. Payment of P600.00
  2. Exam Date: April 5 and 6, 2020 (Tuesday and Wednesday)
  3. Exam venues: NCR, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Legaspi, Lucena, and Tacloban.
  4. Deadline of Filing Applications: March 9, 2020.
  5. Target Date of Release of Exam Results: April 13, 2020.

Source: www.prc.gov.ph

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12 Dec 19 (1)

The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) shall begin accepting the online processing of applications for the licensure exams for Chemical Engineers on February 6, 2020.  Take note of the required documents, fees, and schedules:

  1. PSA Birth Certificate of applicant
  2. PSA Marriage Certificate of married female applicants
  3. Transcript of Records with scanned pictures and remarks For Board Examination Purposes.
  4. Valid NBI Clearance – for first-timers and repeat takers.
  5. Payment – Php 900 (complete

As early as now, you may already get a copy of your PSA birth certificate and PSA marriage certificate to avoid the rush on January everyone’s rushing to get their civil registry documents.  And since it’s the holidays and traffic can get crazy, why not have your PSA certificates delivered to you instead?

My go-to site for my family’s PSA certificates (birth, marriage, death, CENOMAR) is the PSAHelpline.ph.  They accept orders online through their website, or through the Facebook Messenger, or over the phone.  They will take care of the processing of your papers with the PSA and then deliver these to your home or office.  I never had to take a leave from work whenever I need copies of our PSA birth certificates in the family (which is, at least twice a year) because all I do now is order online.  They even accept credit card payments!

If you want to know more about online PSA birth certificate ordering, visit their website here: www.psahelpline.ph

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12 Dec 17

The online processing for applications for the Licensure Exams of Electronics Engineers will start on January 2, 2020.  Below is a list of requirements you need to prepare in time for the opening of applications:

  1. PSA Birth Certificate of Applicant
  2. PSA Marriage Certificate of married, female applicants.
  3. Transcript of Records with scanned picture of applicant.  The TOR must bear the remarks For Board Examination Purposes.
  4. Fees:
    1. Php 900 – complete
    2. Php 450 – conditioned/removal (one removal exam only, period not specified)
  5. Last day of filing of applications: March 24, 2020
  6. Date of Exams: April 26 and 27, 2020 (Sunday, Monday)
  7. Location of Exams: NCR, Baguio, Cagayan De Oro, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Lucena, Tuguegarao, and Zamboanga
  8. Target Date of Release of Exam Results: April 30, 2020

You can get copies of your PSA birth and marriage certificates now so you would be ready with the complete set of requirements by January 2.  Traveling or commuting during the holiday season can be such a hassle because of the traffic and mounting rates of TNVS cars!  I strongly suggest you just have your PSA certificates delivered to you by PSAHelpline.ph.  They accept orders even during weekends and holidays – you can get your documents in 2 to 7 business days!

You can call them at (02) 8-737-1111, or order online at www.psahelpline.ph, or order through their Facebook Messenger, just like and follow @PSAHelpline.ph on Facebook.

I have tried their services so many times and I am super satisfied because I get to save on time, effort, and money (I don’t need to pay for parking, gas, and I don’t need to take a leave from work!).

Call them now!

 Source: www.prc.gov.ph

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9 Sept 23

The Department of Foreign Affairs applied some changes in the passport appointment system last year in order to make more room for more passport applicants.  Getting an appointment with the DFA has become so difficult for most Filipinos because the appointment slots get blocked off really fast.  It was found out that a significant number of people who reserved these slots never make good with their commitment, resulting to more and more people having to wait for a month or more just to get an appointment with the DFA.

Last year, the DFA tweaked the process a bit so that a passport applicant who reserves a slot online can confirm his appointment by paying his passport fee first.  In the past, you pay your passport fee after you have gone through the entire application or renewal process.  This was seen as one of the major reasons why appointment slots get booked right away and unused reservations remain blocked until the day of the person’s appointment (usually 30 to 60 days from the time it was reserved.). With the new process, an applicant is given only 48 hours, from the time he is generated a reference number, to confirm his appointment by paying his passport fee at any of the accredited payment partners of the DFA.  If he or she does not post any payment within the prescribed period, his appointment is canceled and is made free for others to reserve.

So how do you pay your passport fee so you don’t lose your reserved slot?  Read this:

  1. When you are done with the appointment setting process, click on the Proceed to Payment button on the screen.
  2. You will be taken to the newly launched Philippine passport ePayment portal, showing the total fee you need to pay and the authorized payment centers where you can make your payment.
  3. Click Proceed. You should receive an email with your reference number. Take note of this number or print it out and bring it with you when you make your payment at your chosen Payment Center.
  4. Below is a list of payment centers that you can choose from:
  • Bayad Center outlets
  • ECPay
  • PeraHub
  • Robinson’s Business Center and Department Stores
  • Waltermart Department Store
  • 7-11 Stores
  • USCC (Western Union)
  • Villarica Pawnshop
  • Other payment centers, as well as the credit/debit card payment facility, will be made available soon.

Other reminders when paying at Payment Centers:

  1. The paid passport fee is non-refundable. If you fail to make it to your appointment, you cannot re-schedule or demand a refund.
  2. The Payment Centers may charge you an additional P50 as a convenience fee.
  3. If you are paying for more than one passport appointment (ex: family appointment or group application), each person’s appointment will be assigned its own reference number. Payments for group applications will also be on a per reference number basis – you pay for each, not as a group.
  4. You may contact the ePayment Portal Help Desk at (02) 234-3488 or email them at info@passport.gov.ph

Keep your receipt after making the payment and make sure to bring it with you on your appointment and when you claim your passport.

References:

www.passport.gov.ph

www.dfa.gov.ph

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9 Sept 18

Another common question we receive in our email, one that we asked ourselves many months back.  And the answer is, no.

Based on my observation, one of the main reasons why it has become so difficult to get an available passport appointment slot is because people do not take their reservations seriously.  They will reserve a slot and then will not show up for their appointment.  This practice actually results in a 2-month wait period for other passport applicants.

In June 2016, the DFA implemented the 30-day ban for passport applicants who do not show up on their appointment date. They are tagged by the system and are not able to reserve an appointment slot for 30 days after their original appointment date.

Just last year, the DFA also tweaked the passport application process so that applicants now have to pay the passport fee before they appear at the DFA for their interview.  The payment confirms their appointment and the DFA shall hold the date and time for the applicant, unless he or she requests to have it re-scheduled.

Re-scheduling can be accommodated only once and will depend on the availability of the appointment slot that the applicant wishes to take.  Also, a weekday appointment can only be re-scheduled to another weekday; you cannot take a weekend date if your original reservation was a weekday.

If you still fail to show up on the re-scheduled date, your passport fee will be forfeited and you will have to go through the reservation process again if you still wish to continue.

I personally think this is the best way that the DFA can be fair to everyone in terms of granting appointment slots to passport applicants.

Visit us again tomorrow for more helpful information about passport applications and renewals.

 

Reference:

www.dfa.gov.ph

www.passport.gov.ph

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9 Sept 13

As soon as your baby has a PSA birth certificate, you can already apply for his very own passport.  Today, we are going to help you with all the important information needed when getting a passport for babies and minors.

Read on.

A minor is defined as someone who is below 18 years old and those that are over 18 years old but are unable to fully take care of themselves because of physical or mental disability or condition.

The DFA identifies minors into two categories:

  • 0 to 7 years old are:
    • Babies
    • Kids aged seven years old and below
    • No need to secure an appointment online and are entitled to the courtesy lane with their parents and minor siblings.
  • 8 to 17 years old are:
    • Must secure an online appointment for passport applications and renewals.
    • They can access the courtesy lane if they have another sibling aged 7 years old and below who are also applying for or renewing his passport.

A minor child’s passport is only valid for 5 years, unlike that of the regular passport’s 10-year validity.

Steps in getting a Philippine Passport for babies and minors:

  1. Complete the requirements before going to your preferred DFA branch.
  • Confirmed online appointment (if applicable – 8 years old to 17 years old)
  • Duly accomplished passport application form.  You can download a copy of the form here.
  • Personal appearance of the minor child and either parent or authorized legal companion.
  • PSA birth certificate. (How to get PSA birth certificate.)
  • In case the child does not have a PSA birth certificate or a Report of Birth yet, you can submit the following:
    • PSA-authenticated Certified True Copy of LCR Birth Certificate
    • Original copy of Report of Birth or first endorsement from the Consular Records Division IF YOUR CHILD WAS BORN ABROAD ONLY.
  • PSA Marriage Certificate if only one parent will appear before the DFA.  If the parents are not married, an Affidavit of Support and/or Consent must be executed by the mother if she will not be present during the passport application.
  • Passport or any valid government-issued ID of the parent or authorized guardian that will accompany the child.
  • If the child is already attending school, present his valid school ID.
  1. Submit all the requirements to the DFA. Your child’s photo will be taken by a DFA representative during the application process.
  2. Pay the passport fee and make sure you are issued your receipt and a slip of paper with the date when you are to return to the DFA to claim the passport. Keep your receipt as this will serve as your claim stub.
  Regular Express
Aseana and Consular Offices (within Metro Manila) Php 950 (12 working days) Php 1200 (6 working days)
Consular Offices (outside Metro Manila) Php 950 (12 working days) Php 1200 (7 working days)
  1. Claim the child’s passport.

The DFA will keep the passport for 6 months; after which, they shall discard the passport and you will have to go through the process again if you wish to get another one.

 

References:

www.passport.gov.ph

www.filipiknow.net

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9 Sept 11

I honestly do not know why this happens but it does.  It has happened to some people I know and to a lot of our dear blog and FB followers – they request for a copy of their child’s PSA birth certificate and are surprised to find out that the child’s name or last name are missing!

What do you do when this happens? Read on.

The answer to this type of error in your child’s birth certificate is what is commonly called: a Supplemental Report.

Evidently, the error is not typographical (unlike our topic yesterday) and so the petition for correction of clerical error does not apply to this particular problem.  Here’s how you can file for a Supplemental Report (take note that this approach applies to LEGITIMATE CHILDREN’s birth certificate only):

  1. Submit a copy of the child’s PSA birth certificate with the missing name details to the Local Civil Registry office where the child’s birth was registered.
  2. Include copies of the child’s other identification documents such as school IDs, baptismal certificate, photos, etc.
  3. The LCR will forward a petition to the PSA for review and approval. Meanwhile, the parents shall publish a notice of the case in newspapers and run this for two weeks.
  4. The parents may also be required to file an affidavit explaining the reason for the missing entries.
  5. Once the petition is approved by the PSA, the child’s birth certificate shall be duly annotated with the correct first, middle, or last name and the parents can request for the first corrected copy of the birth certificate at the PSA main office.
  6. This type of correction takes about three to four months to complete.

Again, after you have requested for the first corrected copy from the PSA, you may simply order the succeeding copies of your child’s PSA birth certificates online at www.psahelpline.ph.  This is the more convenient alternative to traveling all the way to PSA offices and waiting in line to get your documents.  PSAHelpline.ph processes your orders and delivers your PSA documents right at your doorstep.

Tomorrow’s topic should be more exciting (and a bit different from birth certificate corrections): does your child become illegitimate after an annulment?

We have a summary of solutions to the most common PSA birth certificate problems!  Read our blog, Common PSA Birth Certificate Problems (and their solutions!).

Visit us again tomorrow!

 

Reference: www.psa.gov.ph

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9 Sept 10

I may have already written about this topic before but I noticed that there are more and more people who send emails and messages asking me how to have a misspelled name (on a PSA birth certificate) can be corrected.  And fast. Haha!  All of us want quick fixes for everything.

Although I could not make the process of correcting your child’s misspelled name faster, I know I could still help by posting yet another “how-to” blog on the topic.  This time, I made sure the details are shorter and easier to follow.

So mommies, I truly hope this topic that I resurrected from my archives helps.  Read and share!

A misspelled first name in a PSA birth certificate can be corrected by filing a petition for correction of a clerical error.  This applies to corrections that are clearly and evidently the result of carelessness in typing.

The last statement is important because there are some misspelled names that do not look like typographical errors. Example:

The child’s name is supposed to be Rachelle but what’s written on her PSA birth certificate is Rochelle.  The name may be misspelled, as far as Rachelle is concerned, but Rochelle is also a valid girl’s name.  In cases like this, the LCR may recommend solutions other than the correction of a clerical error.  I just wanted to make that clear before we proceed with the rest of today’s article.

So assuming yours is really a clerical or typographical error, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Proceed to the LCR or municipal hall of your birthplace and bring with you a copy of the erroneous PSA birth certificate. To support your claim, bring relevant documents bearing the correct spelling of the first name such as a baptismal certificate, school records, IDs.
  2. Fill out the forms from the LCR and pay the corresponding administrative fee. This may vary, depending on the municipality (others have approximated it at Php 1,500); what is important is you pay only to the municipal or city hall treasurer or cashier and you should be issued a government official receipt.

3. Your petition will be submitted by the LCR and you will be advised to wait for around three to four months.

  1. If your petition is approved, you will not be issued a new birth certificate. Your existing PSA birth certificate will be duly annotated to show the correct spelling of the first name.

And that’s it!  You just really have to be patient and vigilant in making follow-ups to make sure that your petition is being attended to.

When you claim the first corrected copy of your PSA birth certificate, you have to request for it in person at the PSA office in East Avenue.  After that, you may just simply order for a copy at PSAHelpline.ph whenever you need a new copy of your annotated PSA birth certificate.

Tomorrow I will write about birth certificates that have missing entries in the First Name, Last Name, and Middle Name fields for legitimate children.  So visit us again tomorrow!

We have a summary of solutions to the most common PSA birth certificate problems!  Read our blog, Common PSA Birth Certificate Problems (and their solutions!).

Source: www.psa.gov.ph

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9 Sept 6

Did you know that the government, through the Philippine Identification System or PhilSys, will capture all transactions you will make using your national ID?

Here are more facts about the national ID that we found in Rappler and are excited to share with you.

  1. The PhilSys centralizes all personal information of Filipino citizens and resident aliens; these are defined individually through the national ID or Philippine ID and the assignment of a PhilSys Number or PSN. The PSN shall authenticate the ID holder’s identity in all transactions with the government or private establishments. These include your application for driver’s license, passport, tax-related transactions, voter’s registration, school applications and enrollment, and bank transactions.
  2. With your national ID, you no longer need to show other IDs just to prove your identity. Providing your PSN will be considered sufficient proof of identity.
  3. You can register in person at any of the following offices, just bring a copy of your PSA birth certificate and one other government-issued ID with your photo full name, and signature or thumb mark. If you are not a citizen of the Philippines, bring proof of residence.
  • PSA Regional and Provincial offices
  • Local Civil Registry Offices
  • Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)
  • Social Security System (SSS)
  • Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)
  • Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF or Pag-IBIG)
  • Commission on Elections (COMELEC)
  • Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost)
  • Other government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCC) assigned by the Philippine Statistics Agency.
  1. Pinoys living abroad may also register for the PhilSys ID at the Philippine embassy in their area or any registration center designated by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
  2. The pilot test registration shall run from September 2019 until June 2021 and will involve biometric and demographic capturing processes. Once the system is stable, operations will expand to cover select groups from nearby regions like Central Luzon and CALABARZON.
  3. Registration will be open to the public by July 2020 while overseas-based Pinoys may start registering by 2021.
  4. The primary requirement for national ID registration is the PSA birth certificate. Along with this, you also need to bring one government-issued ID that bears your photo, complete name, and signature (or thumb mark).

If you still don’t have a copy of your PSA birth certificate, have it delivered to you by PSAHelpline.ph.  This is where I get all our PSA documents because it’s economical and convenient.  Visit their website now.

Reference:

www.rappler.com

www.psahelpline.ph

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9 Sept 3b

The pilot test for the national ID began last September 1, 2019.  Although the PSA is focused on registering DSWD beneficiaries and selected government agency employees, they are geared to go full blast by mid-2020.  This got me thinking: Pila nanaman sa PSA offices nito sa pag kuha ng birth certificate!

The PSA birth certificate remains to be the primary documentary requirement for the national ID registration (don’t tell me I didn’t tell you, haha!).  And based on the PSA’s assessment, they are expecting a rough total of 107 million Filipinos who will be applying for the national ID once they open it to the general public next year.  Imagine more than 1 million individuals requesting for copies of their birth certificate?  I cannot!

So to get a head start, I decided to request for copies of mine and my family’s as early as now.  I am doing this because based on my experience, the worst months to request for PSA certificates is between January to June.  The K to 12 program is partly to blame for this because school enrollment got spread out to different months, affecting high school and college applications all over the country.  Parents line up at PSA offices, requesting for their children’s birth certificates from as early as January until classes formally open on August and September.  If the national ID is expected to roll out by the middle of next year, that should triple the lines at PSA offices, of people requesting for copies of their birth certificates.

I’m not doing that.  And neither should you!  I know how you can get a copy of your PSA birth certificate without lining up (or taking a leave from work, or commuting under the heat of the sun, or getting caught in traffic!).

Here’s how:

  1. Order online at www.psahelpline.ph

Log on to this site and place your order for birth, marriage, CENOMAR, or death certificate.  The site is user-friendly and will take no more than 10 minutes to finish the entire ordering process.

Make sure you provide a working and accessible email address as well as a mobile number.  You will be given a reference number that you can use to track your order.  In a few days, a courier will deliver your PSA documents right at your doorstep!

What I love about PSAHelpline are the various payment options that they offer —  I think this adds to the convenience and security that I normally look for when shopping online.  I often pay with my credit card, right on the website, but they also have remittance center partners and accredited banks where you can pay over-the-counter.

I live in Manila and in the eight times that I ordered from them, I would always get my documents no more than three days after I made my payment.

They also have a customer service hotline that you can call in case you have questions or would like to make a follow up on your order.

Website: www.psahelpline.ph

Hotline: 02-737-1111

  1. Facebook Messenger of PSAHelpline

Make sure to like and follow them on Facebook because you can also order through Facebook messenger!

Ordering through this channel is just like chatting with a friend, all you have to do is provide the details just as you would when ordering through the website.  I tried this once when I was on a trip and did not have a laptop with me.  Super convenient and fun!

  1. Call the PSAHelpline hotline

If you are in Metro Manila, just dial 737-1111 and a contact center agent will answer your call. He or she will take your order for you and provide your reference number.  If you are calling from outside Metro Manila just add 02 (737-1111) to be connected.

They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.

  1. Or you can visit the nearest PSA office

You have to be early though so you can beat the long lines.  I tried this once and realized that it could probably work for people who have a lot of free time on their hands.  It was still a good experience to visit a PSA office; I got some flyers that had FAQs about birth certificate corrections and other important announcements.  I kept those flyers knowing it will come in handy in the future.

My advice?  Choose the option that is most efficient and convenient for you.  But whichever option you choose, I suggest you do it now and not wait until next year.  You never know when the government might change its mind and decide to move the mass registration for national IDs at an earlier date.  It is best that you already have your PSA birth certificate with you now than wait until next year when everyone else decides to get their copies.

Daig ng maagap ang masipag!

See you at the registration centers, friends!

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