How to Get a CENOMAR Online

A CENOMAR, or a Certificate of No Marriage is a document issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to certify that the person whose name appears on the document is not married or has not contracted any marriage in the past. It is often (but not always) required when applying for a marriage license. IfContinue reading “How to Get a CENOMAR Online”

Why Can’t I Order a Certificate of Death Online?

In case you haven’t noticed, you cannot order for another person’s PSA certificates when ordering at  You can only request documents under your name (or your child’s, if you are a parent and is limited to birth certificates only). A Certificate of Death contains details about a person’s passing.  This document is as importantContinue reading “Why Can’t I Order a Certificate of Death Online?”

The Three PSA Certificates You Can Order Online, an online site where you can order your PSA Certificates of Live Birth, Marriage, and No Marriage (CENOMAR) is now open and ready to receive our requests!  This means that we now have the option to have our PSA documents delivered to us especially during these times when trips outside our homes must beContinue reading “The Three PSA Certificates You Can Order Online”

2 Ways to Get a Copy of Your CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage)

A CENOMARor Certificate of No Marriage is a primary documentary requirement for those who are planning to get married.  It serves as proof that you or your would-be spouse is legally single – never contracted marriage or a previous marriage has been annulled.  It basically tells you if you are free to marry another person.Continue reading “2 Ways to Get a Copy of Your CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage)”

5 Reasons Why You Need to Switch to an EMV Chip ATM Card

About 2 weeks ago, while I was trying to withdraw funds from my savings account, my ATM card was captured by the machine.  I called my bank immediately to report the incident and was told to wait by the machine in case it spews my card back out.  It didn’t.  Finally, the agent asked meContinue reading “5 Reasons Why You Need to Switch to an EMV Chip ATM Card”

7 Personal Information That You Can Refuse to Share

I attended a brief lecture on RA 10173, or more popularly known as the Data Privacy Act, last Friday.  It is always enlightening to listen to someone who can simplify complicated documents such as Republic Acts and IRRs.  It helps ordinary people like myself understand how a particular law works and how I, as aContinue reading “7 Personal Information That You Can Refuse to Share”

How often should I get a new copy of my birth certificate?

When I had my MRP passport renewed two weeks ago, I was required to bring a copy of my PSA birth certificate.  As the one I had on file is already a bit old (with tears on the corners and some entries have faded over time), I was left with no choice but to haveContinue reading “How often should I get a new copy of my birth certificate?”

The CENOMAR After An Annulment

Bonjour!  Mabuhay! One of the most commonly asked questions regarding CENOMAR (or Certificate of No Marriage or Certificate of Singleness) is:  What appears on the CENOMAR if the owner has had his previous marriage annulled? Let us find out. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), a CENOMAR is a certificate issued by the NSOContinue reading “The CENOMAR After An Annulment”