How to Get PSA/NSO Certificate of Marriage in Less than a Month? (Speeding up the Process)

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My husband and I got married recently and reality is now hitting me. It's time to obtain and update all our legal documents and the first step is getting a PSA certified Marraige Certificate. 

It is such a pain in the arse here in our country unfortunately especially when updating or obtaining legal records.
In the Philippines, the release of official PSA Certified True Copy of Marriage Certificate after the wedding is a long process and usually takes 3-6 months. But what if the married couple needs the legal document ASAP, is there a way to speed up the process? The answer is YES!
In case you missed it, NSO (National Statistics Office) is now called PSA (Philippine Statistics Authority) and the Frontline Service Counters for the copy issuance of civil registry documents (Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates) and CENOMAR at East Avenue, Quezon City, transferred to its new location at Solicarel Buildging I and II, Ramon Magsaysay Blvd., Sta. Mesa, Manila (Near LRT2 Pureza Station) last September 30, 2016.

Our Marriage Facts
Month of Marriage: August 2017
Place of Marriage: Makati City
Local Civil Registrar (LCR) Where Marriage is Registered: Makati City
Date of Registry: August 29, 2017
Advance/Early Endorsement Process for PSA Marriage Certificate
Requirements:

1. Endorsement Letter to Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Quezon City from your Local Civil Registrar (LCR)




2. Office of the Civil Registry Group (OCRG) copy of Marriage Contract


3. Courier Receipt 


Process:
Note: Do this as soon as you get your copy of the Marriage Contract from Local Civil Registrar or Church

1. Request at your respective Local Civil Registar (LCR) for an Advance/Early Endorsement  to Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) 

2. Present a copy of your Marriage Contract from Local Civil Registrar (LCR) to official. Local Civil Registrar (LCR) will prepare the Endorsement Letter and Office of the Civil Registry Group (OCRG) copy of Marriage Contract(In my case, I was redirected by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) of Makati to Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Outlet, NCR District 3, Makati)
3. Pay the corresponding fee. (Prices may vary. In my case I paid 120 Pesos, including the shipping fee)

4. Get the Endorsement Letter and Office of the Civil Registry Group (OCRG) copy, photocopy the documents and keep the photocopies.

5. Enclose the ORIGINAL Endorsement Letter and Office of the Civil Registry Group (OCRG) Copy of Marriage Certificate in a brown envelope. Address the envelope to the addressee indicated on the letter and send this to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Main Office using next-day delivery. (In my case,  Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Outlet, NCR District 3, Makati mailed my documents on my behalf)

6. Keep the courier receipt. (In my case, I got the receipt 2 days after  Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Outlet, NCR District 3, Makati mailed my documents because it was holiday the following day)

7. Following day, proceed to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Office at Solicarel Building II, Ramon Magsaysay Blvd - Service Rd, Santa Mesa, Metro Manila. Below is the map for reference:
   
8. Upon entering Building II (two) , ask where to go for advance endorsements. It’s located at the 3rd floor.

9. Go to the helpdesk (left side) and present the Courier Receipt and photocopy of early/advance endorsement letter and Office of the Civil Registry Group (OCRG) copy of Marriage Contract.



10. Helpdesk will give you a form to fill out where you can request the number of copies (140 Pesos each regardless of the amount of page).




11. After filling out the form,Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) representatives will double check your form, Courier Receipt and photocopy of early endorsement letter and Office of the Civil Registry Group (OCRG) Copy of Marriage Certificate.


12. Proceed to Cashier Window (5 onward) to submit form and pay. The date and time of release and pick-up will be stamped at the back of the receipt. It’s usually 2-3 weeks from the date you sent the documents to Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).


13. There is already a set schedule for releases posted at the cashier window depending on what day you process/pay your application. 



14. On the date and time of release, prepare a valid Identification Card to present upon pick up and go to the same building, but this time at the 5th floor, right side. 

15. Give your receipt to the security guards in charge and wait for your name to be called at window R1. 




FAQs:

1. What are the acceptable Valid IDs?



Answer: Office/Company ID, School ID, Unexpired SS/ GSIS/ Pag-Ibig/ Philhealth/ Professional License/ Senior Citizen/ Driver's License/ Passport/ NBI Clearance/ TIN/ Philpost/ Voter's/ PWD.

2. What if I did not pick up/claim my requested certificate on the date and time of release?



Answer: Documents unclaimed 30 days after the date of release will be disposed.

Gist based on our timeline:
  • September 20, 2017 Requested for an advance/early endorsement at Makati City Local Civil Registrar (LCR) but was redirected by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) of Makati to Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Outlet, NCR District 3, Makati and they mailed my documents on my behalf using same-day delivery.
  • September 22, 2017 – Went to Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Office to pay for copies
  • October 09, 2017 – Picked up Official Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)  Certified True Copy of Marriage Certificate

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1 comments

  1. Great Info! Looking to get our Marriage Certificate ASAP as well.

    Do you know by any chance if we can have the documents shipped instead of claiming at head office?

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