A death certificate is a crucial document that serves as an official record of an individual's passing.
It's necessary for various legal and administrative purposes, including settling estates, insurance claims, and other official matters. In the Philippines, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is the primary government agency responsible for issuing death certificates.
If you need to obtain a death certificate from PSA, follow this step-by-step guide:
1. Determine the Type of Death Certificate You Need
Before you start the process, it's essential to determine the type of death certificate you require. PSA offers two types:
- Authenticated Copy: This is a certified true copy of the death certificate that is suitable for most legal and administrative purposes.
- Endorsement Copy: This copy is suitable for personal use and is often requested for genealogical research or family history documentation.
2. Gather Essential Information
To obtain a death certificate, you'll need the following information about the deceased individual:
- Full name
- Date of death
- Place of death
- Cause of death (optional but helpful)
- Date of birth (if available)
- Parents' names (if available)
3. Visit the PSA Website
The most convenient way to request a PSA death certificate is by visiting the PSA's official website (www.psaserbilis.com.ph). This online platform offers a user-friendly interface for requesting various PSA documents, including birth and death certificates.
4. Register for an Account
If you haven't already, you will need to create an account on the PSA Serbilis website. Provide your personal information, including your full name, contact details, and a valid email address.
5. Log in to Your Account
Once you have registered, log in to your account using your email address and password.
6. Select "Request for a Certificate."
Within your account, find the option for "Request for a Certificate" or a similar phrase. Click on it to begin the request process.
7. Fill Out the Application Form
Complete the application form with the required information. Make sure to provide accurate details to avoid any delays or issues with your request.
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8. Select the Type of Certificate
Choose the type of death certificate you need: Authenticated Copy or Endorsement Copy. Verify your selection before proceeding.
9. Confirm the Details
Review the information you entered in the application form. Double-check for accuracy before confirming your request.
10. Pay the Processing Fee
You will need to pay a processing fee for the death certificate. PSA Serbilis offers various payment options, including credit card, online banking, and over-the-counter payment in selected banks and payment centers.
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11. Wait for Delivery
Once your payment is confirmed, your request will be processed by PSA. You can choose to have the certificate delivered to your address or opt for a pick-up at a PSA office or authorized partner. Delivery times may vary, so be patient.
12. Receive the Death Certificate
Once your death certificate is ready, it will be delivered to your specified address or made available for pick-up, depending on your chosen option.
Obtaining a death certificate from PSA is a straightforward process when done through their online platform. By following these steps, you can efficiently secure this essential document for various legal and personal purposes.
Other Documents You Can Request Or Order Online
- PSA Marriage Certifcate
- PhilSys National ID Online Registration
- Online Appointment for Philippine Passport (New and Renewal)
- Online Appointment for NBI Clearance
- PhilHealth MDR
- Request for a DTI Permit
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