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Philippines - Register a Birth

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The birth of a child shall be registered within thirty (30) days from the time of birth at the Local Civil Registry Office of the city/municipality where the birth occurred.


Required Documents

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1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.

Office Locations & Contacts


4th Floor Philippine Bible Society (PBS) Building
Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard
Sta. Mesa, Manila 1016
Telephone: (02) 716-4921 / 713-2942 local 117/404
713-1014 / 713-2942 local 409
713-2990 / 714-1720
713-2942 local 210
Fax: (02) 714-1721

National Statistics Office

Civil Registration Department
Vibal Building, EDSA, Quezon City, Philippines

Census Serbilis Centers



  • The parent/ guardian/ attendant at birth/hospital and clinic authorities, and;
  • The persons who have reached legal age but whose facts of births have not been reported at the Civil Registrar’s Office.


  • On time registration: Free
  • Delayed registration: Php100
  • Document stamp tax (if applicable): Php15


  • Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

  • On time registration: About 30 minutes
  • Delayed registration: Over 10 days
  • Out-of-town registration: 2-4 weeks

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Please provide other instructions related to the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document

  • Birth registration is a permanent official record of a child. The child who is not registered at birth is

in danger of being denied the right to an official identity, a recognised name and a nationality.

Information which might help

What are the exceptional cases for the place of registration of birth?

  • When a child is born aboard a vehicle, vessel or airplane while in transit withing Philippine territory and the exact place of birth could not be ascertained, the birth shall be recorded in the civil register of the city or municipality of the mother destination or where the mother habitually resides;
  • When the child is born aboard a vessel or airplane en route to the Philippines, the birth shall be recorded in the civil register of the city or municipality where the mother habitually resides, if she is a resident of the Philippines and if either the father or the mother or both parents are citizens of the Philippines. When the parents are both foreigners but not residents of the Philippines, the birth may be recorded in the civil register of Manila, if they so desire;
  • For delayed registration of events where the city/municipality has been divided or integrated, the registration of birth shall be made in the mother city/municipality, which has jurisdiction over the reported place of occurrence of birth.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity to get Driver Licence, Passport, etc.

External Links

Republic of Philippines National Statistic Office Birth Certificate

Delayed Registration: Birth, Death and Marriage

Telephone Requests / NSO Birth Certificate Delivery (NSO Helpline Plus)


Civil Registration Procedure