September 13th, 2007Guide on Getting Birth/Marriage/Death Certificates from NSO-Bacolod
This post has been saved in my draft for over a year already (dated Sept. 9, 2006)! I saved this to serve as my future reference in case I’ll need to get documents from NSO again. In that way, I’ll already know what to do, that is if they don’t change the procedure.
Anyway after a year, I’m finally sharing this post. Who knows someone might find this useful.
When I arrived at the NSO building about 8 in the morning, there was already a long queue pouring out to the parking area. I learned that they don’t give out priority numbers anymore. Somebody advised me to position myself at the end of the queue which was leading to the Window 1, where the forms are handed out.
Here’s a quick guide on what to do so you won’t get confused:
1. Get an application form from Window 1 and fill it up. Valid ID is required when getting the form. Usually it’s better to be early to get a head start, but in this case I would suggest coming in at a later time to avoid the long queue. Around 9:30am, you can just approach Window 1 without all the trouble of waiting coz most of the people have moved on to the second step.
2. Go to Window 2 (the “Screening” part) where you will be asked few questions about yourself in relation to the form you filled up. The person in-charge will ask for the payment (each certificate costs Php 125.00) and tell you to come back at a particular time to get your receipt at Window 3.
3. Wait for the cashier at Window 3 to call out your name and show her your ID. She will give you your receipt where the date of the release of your document is written.
4. Claim your document at the releasing area on the specified date written on your receipt. Usually the releasing of certificate is on the next day.
Mine will be ready on Monday. Yeheyyy! =)