Every child born in the Philippines is required to have a birth certificate. Our Little Ahab is not exempted from this requirement so I went to Manila City Hall to request for his birth certificate from the Civil Registry Office.

Why do I have to go to Manila City Hall for my baby’s birth certificate instead of going directly to National Statistics Office? Well, the reason is that the hospital where Little Ahab was born is located in Manila. Another reason is that the birth certificate from the National Statistics Office (NSO) will only be available 6 months after Little Ahab’s birth.

Do you want to know how to obtain your birth certificate from NSO? Read my post "NSO Birth Certificate Delivery".

Requirements for Birth Certificate Request

The following are the requirements when requesting for birth certificate from the Civil Registry Office:

1. Certificate of Live Birth from the hospital or the midwife

2. Application Form for Birth Certificate, which is available at the Civil Registry Office

3. 50 pesos for local copy of birth certificate, 160 pesos for SECPA with NSO authentication, 190 pesos SECPA with NSO authentication and transmittal, and 240 pesos for SECPA with NSO authentication and transmittal with supplemental

Procedure in Requesting for Birth Certificate from Manila Civil Registrar

Step 1: Get application form from the “Step 1” window. Fill out the form then return it to “Step 1” window with the photocopy of Certificate of Live Birth. The clerk might require you to show the original Certificate of Live Birth.

Step 2: Wait for your baby’s name to be called by the clerk at “Birth Certificate Application” window to get the form that already has the registry number and fee.

Step 3: Pay fee at the “Payment” window.

Step 4: Go to the “Scheduling” window to get the schedule when you should pick up the birth certificate. Don’t forget to get the claim stub.

Step 5: On the day indicated on your claim stub, go to the “Releasing Section” and show your claim stub and receive your baby’s birth certificate.

Requesting your baby's birth certificate from Manila City Hall are easy with the above 5 steps. I spent about 1 hour from Step 1 to Step 4. Manila's Civil Registry Office requires birth certificate applicants to return the next day just to get the birth certificate.
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10 comments
  1. Joy April 13, 2015 at 1:05 PM  

    Dropping by to thank you for visiting my site. Yes, I remember those days na kuha din ko birth certificate ng mga kids ko dyan:)
    Have a nice day!

  2. Ishmael Fischer Ahab April 23, 2015 at 11:50 AM  

    You're welcome po. Maraming salamat din sa iyong pagbisita. :-)

  3. jeanette February 11, 2016 at 11:10 PM  

    Hello po ask ko lsng po if pag local copy lng po is my NSO copy n din?pag nagkuha ako?

  4. Ishmael Fischer Ahab February 25, 2016 at 1:46 AM  

    jEANETTE

    Yung NSO birth certificate ay 1 month pa after mong mag-register sa local civil registrar. Kaya hindi mo sabay makukuha ang NSO at local certificate nang sabay kung kaka-register mo pa lang para sa anak mo.

  5. Emily Bisoy April 12, 2016 at 10:39 AM  

    gd am po,gusto ko po sana makipg appoinment sa office nyo bukas para po sa correction ng aking pangalan sa birtcertificate ng anak ko na pinanganak ko sa hongkong.pero bago m sana pumunta kindly send m the requirements for the process kc manggagaling pa ako sa ilocos po.kaya pls send m the requirements pls.many thanks n hoping for your prompt attention to this matter

  6. Emily Bisoy April 12, 2016 at 10:40 AM  

    gd am po,gusto ko po sana makipg appoinment sa office nyo bukas para po sa correction ng aking pangalan sa birtcertificate ng anak ko na pinanganak ko sa hongkong.pero bago m sana pumunta kindly send m the requirements for the process kc manggagaling pa ako sa ilocos po.kaya pls send m the requirements pls.many thanks n hoping for your prompt attention to this matter

  7. Ishmael Fischer Ahab April 12, 2016 at 1:29 PM  

    Emily

    Baka DFA po mismo ang dapat ninyong kausapin tungkol dyan. Hindi ko maibibgay sa inyo ang inyong hinihingi.

  8. Ephraim July 23, 2016 at 10:42 PM  

    Hi this monday po ppnta ko sa city hall of manila. Madame poba ang pila sa birthcert? And okay lang po b ung late ko na sya makukuha 3mos npo sibaby pro ito ko planf kukunin. Salamat

  9. Gwen De Castro July 29, 2016 at 9:44 AM  

    Question po.. Ung hospital po nagfill out ng Birth Cert ng baby tapos sabi lang sakin, kukunin ko sa City Hall of Manila after 30 days.. Kaya wala sakin yung copy ng Birth Cert ng baby ko.. Yung steps kasi dito parang hindi applicable sakin.. Pero ask ko na rin po kung anu na gagawin ko since nagbayad na rin ako sa hospital for the BC..

  10. Unknown February 4, 2017 at 4:37 AM  

    kambal po anak ko.sa fabella po sila pinanganak.kukunin ko po birth certificate nila.asked ko lang po yung mga babayaran ko po ba doble din po ba?at tanong ko lang po ulit.kasi po isang taon na sila mahigit meron po bang bayad pag matagal ko na pong hinde nakuha?sana masagot nio po tanong ko.para hinde po ako mahirapan pag kukunin ko napo ung birt certificate ng anak ko.kasi po pabibinyagan ko na po sila.salamat po.