The best proof you have that states that you are married is a Marriage Certificate issued by the PSA. This is the most common requirement for “single” people changing their status to “Married,” or women changing their IDs from their maiden names. If you want that legitimate proof, here’s a guide on how to get a PSA Marriage Certificate.
A marriage certificate, as per the PSA, is a document containing important details of the marriage, signed by the couple, and by all in attendance. After marriage, it will take at least 2 to 3 months for you to get a copy of the PSA depending on how fast the staff where you got married at and the local civil registrar submits your information.
Requirements for obtaining a PSA Marriage Certificate
People who can get a PSA Marriage Certificate
- Duly Authorized Representative (with Authorization letter)
- Spouse, parent, direct descendant,
- Court of Proper Public Official
Information needed for Marriage Certificate issuance
- Husband’s Complete Name
- Wife’s Complete Name
- Date of Marriage
- Place of Marriage
- Requesting Party’s details – name and address
- Copies Needed
- Purposes of Certification
PSA Marriage Certificate – Walk-in at Census Serbilis Centers
You can get your marriage certificate as early as on the day on the main office or 2-3 days. Make sure it’s already available in the PSA office, though.
STEP 1: Print and fill-up the Marriage Certificate Application Form.
STEP 2: Proceed to the nearest Census Serbilis Centers with your valid ID. Get a queue number from an officer.
STEP 3: When it’s your time, present the form and your identification to the in-charge. You will then proceed to the cashier for payment.
STEP 4: Pay the cashier the fee of PHP 155 per copy of the Marriage Certificate. Don’t throw the receipt as you’ll need to present when it’s already available to claim.
STEP 5: Go back to the Serbilis Center on the release date to claim the copies of the PSA Marriage Certificate.
Census Serbilis Centers
PSA Complex – Central Outlet
CRS Building, PSA Complex East Avenue, Diliman
Quezon City 1016
PSA – Makati City
Ground Floor Makati City Hall (Old Building)
Jose P. Rizal Street
Makati City 1200
PSA – Pasig City
Ground Floor, Office of the Civil Registrar Pasig City Hall
F. Caruncho Avenue
Pasig City 1603
PSA – Muntinlupa City
4th Level Ayala Malls South Park, National Road, Alabang
Muntinlupa City 1772
Ground Floor, Lifestyle 1 Building Hobbies of Asia,
#8 Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard
Pasay City 1300
CAR – Baguio City
2nd Floor CTLL Building (also known as Dely’s Inn)
141 Abanao Extension, Barangay Rizal Monument
Baguio City 2600
Region I – La Union
Parammata Building C
Diversion Road, Sitio 5, Barangay Biday
San Fernando City, La Union 2500
2nd Floor Singson Building
Del Pilar corner Mabini Streets
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur 2700
2nd Floor M&B Building
Jose De Venecia Road, Brgy. Nalsian
Calasiao, Pangasinan 2400
Jomel III Corporate Building
Brgy. 14 P. Acosta corner Samonte Streets
Laoag City, Ilocos Norte 2900
Region II – Cagayan
Regional Government Office City Hall, Carig Sur
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Valley 3500
PSA Ground Floor Nueva Vizcaya Sports Complex (also known as CLISOC Grandstand)
Barangay Don Domingo Maddela
Boyombong, Nueva Vizcaya 3700
Region III – Pampanga
PSA Regional Office 3, Diosdado Macapagal Government Center (SACOP)
Maimpis, San Fernando City, Pampanga 2000
NE Pacific Mall
Maharlika Highway, Sumacab Sur
Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija 3100
Barangay Asinan Pag-asa
Olongapo City, Zambales 2200
Region IVA – Lipa City
Ground Floor, Fiesta World Mall
Lipa City, Batangas 4217
San Pablo City
Maharlika Highway, San Pablo City, Laguna 4301
Trece Martires City
1st Floor Government Center Building, Provincial Capitol Grd.
Barangay San Agustin
Trece Martires, Cavite 4109
3rd Floor Pacific Mall, Landco Business Park
M. L. Tagarao Street, Lucena City
Region IVB – Calapan
Boundary of Brgy. Camilmil and Brgy. Lalud
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro 5200
Puerto Princesa City
2nd Floor Goldraz Properties Building
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 5300
Region V – Legazpi City
2nd Floor Albay Capitol Annex Building
Old Albay District
Legazpi City, Albay 4500
2nd Floor PSA Building
Naga City, Camarines Sur 4400
Region VI – Iloilo City
J. Villanueva Building
Iloilo City, Iloilo 5000
3rd Floor G/F East Two Corp Center Bldg
Circumferential Road Cor Diola Street
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental 6100
Ground Floor 1/F Redepermavic Building
North Capitol Site
Kalibo, Aklan 5600
Region VII – Dumaguete City
Valencia Road, Bagacay
Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental 6200
Gaisano Capital South Building
corner Colon Street and Leon Kilat Street
Cebu City, Cebu 6100
Region VIII – Tacloban City
PSA Regional Office 8 Leyte SR Building
Artemio Mate Extension, Brgy. Abucay
Tacloban City, Leyte 6500
2nd Floor R. Tan Building (formerly Flaming Hat Restaurant)
Catbalogan, Samar 6700
Region IX – Zamboanga City
G/F Dagdag Bldg
San Jose Road, Baliwasan
Zamboanga City (Zamboanga del Sur) 7000
Magsaysay Street, Miputak
Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte 7100
Region X – Cagayan de Oro City
B1-B4, Pride Rock Business Park
Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental 9000
Ground Floor Gaisano Southwing
Port Road cor. 15 de Noviembre St.
Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental 7200
Badelles Ext, Palao
Iligan City, Lanao del Norte 9200
Region XI – Davao City
Ground Floor ANGO Building
Davao City, Davao del Sur 8000
Region XII – General Santos City
Santiago Boulevard Lagao
General Santos City, South Cotabato 9500
ARMM – Cotabato City
PSA ARMM, Ground Floor Carumba Building
Cotabato City 9600
Region XIII – Butuan City
G/F Freeman Building
Butuan City, Agusan del Norte 8600
Ground Floor Yuipco Building
Surigao City, Surigao del Norte 8300
PSA Marriage Certificate – Walk-in at SM Business Center
You can also go to the nearest SM, usually at their business center to process a copy of your PSA Marriage Certificate. It will take about a week,
STEP 1: Download the Marriage Certificate Application Form. There are also forms available at SM. Fill it up with the correct details
STEP 2: Proceed to the nearest SM Business Center with your valid ID. Get a payment form and fall in line to pay the fee.
STEP 3: Submit your application form as well as the fee of PHP 180, which is inclusive of the PHP 25 Service fee for SM. Get your official receipt and claim stub.
STEP 4: Go back to the SM Business Center on the release date to claim the copies of the PSA Marriage Certificate.
PSA Marriage Certificate – Online (for those in the Philippines and Abroad)
If you want to get a PSA Marriage Certificate at the comfort of your home or because SM or Serbilis Centers are too far away, you could go with this option.
STEP 1: Go to this website.
STEP 2: Accept the terms and conditions.
STEP 3: Enter the details of marriage. Check and confirm the details and then click next.
STEP 4: Put the necessary details for the requester’s and the delivery address. Click next to proceed.
STEP 5: Check and confirm if the details you put are correct. Confirm to see the summary.
STEP 6: Carefully review the summary, and then click next if there is no error.
STEP 7: Read the acknowledgement to proceed to payment.
The payment fee is PHP 330per copy for delivery within the Philippine. For abroad, it would cost USD 20.30 per copy.
STEP 8: Pay through the following option – Credit Card, Banks, Online Banking, Bayad Centers. Just click the option you wish to use on the right-hand corner of the screen.
For Credit Card Holders or Online Payments. Click the option and Proceed to Payment. Enter your card details, click submit and wait for it to be successful.
As for the other option, go to the bank or Bayad Center with the form and pay the correct fee.
For others, bayad centers or banks. Proceed to the bank with your form and pay the fee.
STEP 9: Wait for the delivery of your Marriage Certificate.
- Metro-Manila – 4-6 working days after payment. (Additional 5-7 days for areas that are outside of courier’s standard serviceable areas.)
- Other cities or provinces –
- 4-6 working days after payment. (Additional 5-7 days for areas that are outside of courier’s standard serviceable areas.)
- Other countries – The Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has resumed accepting international mails to selected countries only. As an option, you can avail of special courier services through FedEx for delivery addresses outside the Philippines: PSA Serbilis Special Courier Service. For special courier services through FedEx, delivery charges shall be to the requester’s/document owner’s account and shall be billed separately and directly by FedEx.
FAQs on PSA Marriage Certificate
1. I have paid, can I cancel my request?
No, you can’t. PSA has a no-cancellation policy.
2. Can I request a refund of my payment?
No, you can’t. PSA has a no refund policy.
3. What is considered an unsuccessful delivery?
- If the one who ordered it could not be found or does not live in the address noted.
- If the document is refused
- If the address is not correct or incomplete
4. Can I request another delivery in case it was unsuccessful?
No, as per PSA, an unsuccessful delivery is considered already done. You need to go through the process again.
5. What are the other documents I can get at PSA?
You can get Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, and Death Certificates at PSA.
6. What the PSA Marriage Certificate has wrong information or spellings, what should I do?
You will need to go to the Local Civil Registry Office where your Certificate of Marriage was registered and file for a petition of correction of entries. It would cost about PHP 1,000.
It’s better to double-check it when you sign the Marriage Certificate.
7. What if my Marriage Certificate is Blurred or unreadable?
You will need to go to the Local Civil Registry Office, where your Certificate of Marriage and request for endorsement of a certified copy of your marriage certificate, which is clear to the PSA. If there’s none, then request the Civil Registry Office for a Municipal Form 3A endorsement.
This is our guide on getting a PSA Marriage Certificate in the Philippines. You can do it by going to the centers or getting it online. It’s a beneficial document to prove you are married and for change of name and status. Keep safe!
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