Every one of us born has the same documents compiled right after our birth, called the birth certificate. It's a certification that a living proof of our live birth, our born names and personal family background, our birth status (legitimate or illegitimate; gender), and proof of our nationality.
Once it has been submitted and processed, it serves as one of our lifetime evidence of our existence in this world.
It is one of our rights to be declared and registered in the birth certificate. There are no exemptions as to who can be registered. Those who were born in the hospital, at home or even those who were late registered have the rights to a birth certificate.
Why do we need a birth certificate?
• As proof of age.
• Healthcare application
• Requirements for enrollment
• Requirements in marriage application
• Passport application
• Driver’s license application
• To open a bank account
• Requirements for inheritance and property claims
• Voter’s registration
• Requirement if you will run for public office.
• PRC licensure exams
• SSS application
• DOLE working permits, if minor.
• Establishing family relationship,
• Proving legal dependency
• Requirements for claiming of benefits
The National Statistics Office (NSO) is the issuing agency of our birth certificate. According to NSO Director Lourdes Hufana, the NSO not only provides the certification of birth certificate but also aids in the issuing of Death Certificate, Marriage Certificate, and Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR). Dir. Hufana also shared with us during an intimate brunch hosted by Pilipinas Teleserv, that they are now in the process of providing help for those who are seeking certification for missing persons.
The process of obtaining the birth certificate starts from filling application forms either in the City/Municipal Civil Registrar or directly at the NSO office in Quezon City or Pasay City, and paying the required fee of Php 140.00 and will be released within the day. This process for some, is tedious and for those who are working, find this difficult for them for they will be required to be absent from their work place for a day to process their papers. And those in the province needs to travel far to get their documents processed.
And for 12 years now, Pilipinas Teleserv, Inc. (Teleserv) conceptualized and developed proprietary services for various Philippine government agencies that have revolutionized the way citizens transact with government. The company is highly experienced in inbound order taking and customer service activities. Operating 24/7, 365 days a year. The NSO Birth Certificate Delivery was born.