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Philippines - Obtain a Barangay Certificate (Certificate of Residency)

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Please read the guide below to understand how to obtain a Barangay Certificate:

  1. Prepare the requirements:
    • Your recent Community Tax Certificate or Cedula;
    • The application form (that can be taken from the Barangay Hall)

  2. Apply for the Barangay Certificate
    Visit the Barangay Hall or Municipal Hall Map in your place of residence. Inform the officer that you are applying for a Barangay Certificate. You should state the reason why you need this certificate and request the application form and complete it. Submit the required documents and pay the applicable fee. Now you can wait for your Barangay Certificate to be released. The processing time is in day.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Your recent Community Tax Certificate or Cedula;
  • The application form (that can be taken from the Barangay Hall)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Unit 1410 East Tower, PSE Center, Tektite Bldg., Exchange Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Mobile No. 0920-924-9099
Tel. Nos. : (632) 687-1316, 687-1409, 635-5398

Local Government Units (Directory)

Note: NTC issued Memorandum Order No. 10-10-2017 last October 27, 2017, directing all telecommunications providers in the country to migrate all its customers to eight-digit telephone numbers.

3000-YYYY to 3499-YYYY – Bayan Telecommunications, Inc.
6000-YYYY to 6699-YYYY – ABS-CBN Converge, Inc.
6700-YYYY to 6999-YYYY – Eastern Telecommunication Philippines/ Telecommunications Technologies Philippines Inc.
7XXX-YYYY – Globe Telecom, Inc./ Innove Communications, Inc.
8XXX-YYYY – PLDT, Inc./ Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc.

A customer who still incorrectly dials the old seven-digit number will hear a special announcement saying the format has been changed to eight-digit, for a period of three months after the migration (March 18, 2019 to June 17, 2019).

To know more: Migration to 8-Digit Landline Number

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  • A Philippines resident
  • Have been living for six months or more in a barangay


Vary on the Barangay but usually about Php100


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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You are a Philippines resident. You have been living for six months or more in a barangay. You can apply and get the Barangay Certificate or Barangay Certificate of Residency. This document certifies that you are a good resident in the barangay and have a good moral character. It also signifies that you do not have any negative record and this is necessary in any official transactions.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.
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Need for the Document[edit]

Barangay Clearance or Certificate of Residency is one the Philippine government issued identification documents needed for many important business, job, or personal transactions. You might need it for the following reasons:

  • when you apply a job/employment.
  • when you apply or open a bank account.
  • opening a business establishment.
  • other business or financial transactions such as lending, loan or financing.
  • certify that you are living or residing in a certain barangay.
  • any other important transactions...

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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