A: It is no longer allowed for government agencies to require that the PSA documents be obtained within the last six months. Republic Act No. 11909 now provides for the permanent validity of PSA documents.
A: Republic Act No. 11909 is “AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PERMANENT VALIDITY OF THE CERTIFICATES OF LIVE BIRTH, DEATH, AND MARRIAGE ISSUED, SIGNED, CERTIFIED, OR AUTHENTICATED BY THE PHILIPPINE STATISTICS AUTHORITY (PSA) AND ITS PREDECESSOR, THE NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE (NSO), AND THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRIES, AND THE REPORTS OF BIRTH, DEATH, AND MARRIAGE REGISTERED AND ISSUED BY THE PHILIPPINE FOREIGN SERVICE POSTS”
A: The certificates of live birth, death, and marriage issued, signed, certified, or authenticated by the PSA (or NSO, local civil registries); Reports of birth, death, or marriage registered and issued by the Philippine Foreign Service Posts and transmitted to the PSA.
A: The only condition is that the document must still be readable.
A: The law requires that within six months from its passing, a civil registry basis will be developed. The Civil Registry Database should provide a means for virtual viewing and verification of authenticity of the documents in question.
A: If a person requires a new copy of a birth certificate or other covered documents, even if one was already provided, such act is punishable by “imprisonment of one (1) month and one (1) day to six (6) months or a fine of not less than Five thousand pesos (P5,000.00) but not more than Ten thousand pesos (P10,000.00), or both, at the discretion of the court.”
A: As of the writing of this FAQ, there are still no Implementing Rules and Regulations. The law tasked the National Statistician, in coordination with the Secretaries of the Department of Foreign Affairs and the DICT, and the President of the Philippine Association of Civil Registrars, to promulgate the necessary