HOW SOON AFTER BIRTH CAN I GET A COPY OF MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE?

Dear Bright Baby,

If you were born in Metro Manila, it takes around 2-3 months to get an NSO copy. Your original record filed will be forwarded to the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) of the city where you were born within 30 days from your birth. The LCR will then forward that to NSO within the mentioned time.

If you were born outside Metro Manila, expect around 6 months before you ask Mommy to make a request for your birth certificate’s NSO copy. The same process will happen between LCR and NSO, but the distance sometimes affects the duration of getting your record forwarded to NSO.

You can also make a request for your NSO certificate online atwww.NSOHelpline.com. Through this channel your certificate will be delivered to you so Mommy won’t need to go to the NSO.

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