If birth certificates do not expire, why do we need to secure new copies from the Philippine Statistics Authority (formerly National Statistics Office)? In a recent radio interview, the assistant national statistician of the PSA mentioned the different reasons why Filipinos need to secure new copies of their civil registry records such as birth andContinue reading “Why Do You Need to Get a New Copy of Your PSA Birth Certificate?”
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The Senior Citizen and His Passport: How to Get a Passport if You Don’t Have a PSA Birth Certificate
A primary requirement when applying for a passport (or renewing an old one) is the applicant’s birth certificate in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (formerly NSO) or a Certified True Copy issued by the Local Civil Registrar. This has become an issue among senior citizens, especially those born on 1945 andContinue reading “The Senior Citizen and His Passport: How to Get a Passport if You Don’t Have a PSA Birth Certificate”
How often should I get a new copy of my birth certificate?
When I had my MRP passport renewed two weeks ago, I was required to bring a copy of my PSA birth certificate. As the one I had on file is already a bit old (with tears on the corners and some entries have faded over time), I was left with no choice but to haveContinue reading “How often should I get a new copy of my birth certificate?”