Is NSO Birth Certificate Still Valid for Government Transactions?

The answer is YES! You can still use the old NSO Birth Certificate for government and non-government transactions like passport application, enrollment, and as a documentary requirement when applying in any government position this 2018. In fact, the NSO birth certificate is just the same as the one issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority. The only difference between the two is only the logo.

For school enrollment

Most schools in the country today require first-time enrollees to submit a copy of a PSA birth certificate to serve as proof of your child’s identity and for proper documentation of his/her school records. This usually takes place upon enrollment to pre-school, elementary, high school, and college.

If your child has only the old NSO birth certificate, you can still use it instead of the new one issued by the PSA. But there are reports that some schools are not accepting NSO-issued birth certificates, particularly in the Central Visayas Region. Therefore, on June 4, 2018, DepEd Undersecretary Jesus Mateo issued the Memorandum No. 0714. According to the memo, you can submit a birth certificate issued by the local registrar or even a barangay certification containing your child’s information in the absence of a PSA birth certificate. Similarly, the memorandum states that the submission of the birth certificate for purposes of enrollment should only be done ONCE during the duration of your child’s basic education.

For passport application or renewal

In a tweet by the Department of Foreign Affairs, they reiterate that the NSO-issued birth certificate is still accepted as a requirement for new passport applications and renewal (if applicable). The DFA clarified that they also accept birth certificates with more than 6 months since its issuance.

If any DFA personnel declines your NSO birth certificate because he/she wants the latest PSA copy, just show him/her these tweets from the DFA or call their hotline at (02) 556-0000.

Does the NSO Birth Certificate Expire?

On a press release from the Philippine Statistics Authority issued last June 30, 2016, the PSA clarified that birth certificates are permanent records of the identities of each individual and do not have an expiration period. They made it clear that even when the PSA has changed the features of the document it issues from its Civil Registry System database, it does not mean that the previously issued copies using the “old SECPA” are no longer valid.  The facts of birth contained in the “old SECPA” is still the same and does not expire unless there have been authorized annotations.

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Xander james dialogo
Xander james dialogo
1 year ago

Sa pagkuha po ng sss number tinatanggap po b ang nso?

mary grace duay
mary grace duay
1 year ago

valid po ba ng nso as prc valid id requirements?

michael
michael
1 year ago

can i still use my nso issued 10 years ago..kailangan k lang mag renew ng passprt ko dito sa london

APPLE
APPLE
1 year ago

Is NSO birth certificate still valid as passport adult new application this June 2019? Please reply po. I have an appointment on July. Thank you!

ABT
ABT
2 years ago

Bakit s pag ibig claims kailngan psa na ? Parehas lang naman un ng nso, binago lang pangalan. Kasalanan ba namin kung pabago bago kayo ng pangalan. Tapos required na naman na kumuha ng psa, ok sana kung free, hindi naman. Kumuha kami ng nso ng may bayad. Tapos ngayon binago nyo lang pangalan bbayad na naman kmi para lang maging psa. Anong klaseng sistema yan pera pera talaga, ano? Kahit ilang years ng nakuha ung nso dapat pwde parin un. S mga bagong kkuha nlng yng psa. Kayo yng pabago bago ng pangalan, ngayon kami npperwisyo. Dami talagang maling… Read more »