Companies local and overseas usually require marriage certificates during the hiring process. If you are a married individual, this important legal document proves your civil status. Aside from that, this marriage certificate is also an essential requirement for women who need to update their official records (banks, Pag-IBIG, PhilHealth, SSS) and IDs (driver’s license, passport, postal ID, etc).
While it is always possible to drop by the office of your local Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) office – also formerly known as National Statistics Office (NSO) – you may also take advantage of available tools found on the internet.
Yes, you can use the web to request a copy of your marriage certificate online.
Where To Request Marriage Certificates Online
To begin with, you need to keep these two websites in mind:
- e-Census (www.ecensus.com.ph)
- NSOHelpline (www.nsohelpline.ph)
Both of these websites allow users to request PSA-certified copies of birth, marriage, and death certificates. CENOMAR (certificate of no marriage record) may also be requested from these sites.
Both websites allow requests for the PSA-certified copy of birth, marriage, and death certificate as well as the certificate of no marriage record (CENOMAR).
How To Request
It’s really simple and easy. All you will have to do is to 1) fill up the online application form, 2) pay, and 3) check status and wait for delivery.
When filling up the online form, you will be asked to provide the following information:
- type of certificate (birth/marriage/death/CENOMAR) and number of copies
- purpose of request
- your name
- delivery address (with zipcode)
- phone/mobile number
- valid email address
- name of husband, maiden name of wife
- date and place of marriage
Cost and Payment Method
As for the fees, e-Census accepts payments via Banco de Oro (BDO) and UnionBank branches nationwide. BDO and UnionBank account holders may also choose to pay using online banking tools.
Meanwhile, NSOHelpline accepts payments via Bancnet online, Metrobank branches, Bancnet ATM or some select Bayad Center outlets. Credit card (visa/mastercard) and Globe GCash users may also opt to pay using those methods.
A marriage certificate costs only Php 315.00 per copy.
Status and Delivery
After you’re done sending your payment, you can check with the e-Census and NSOHelpline sites to view the status of your request, whether payment has already been received or your order is already being processed. Typically, delivery of marriage certificates require 2 to 3 working days for Metro Manila or 4 to 9 working days for provinces.