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I was excited because Japan is in my bucket list and I’ve been meaning to see Cherry Blossoms. So I immediately checked the Japan Tourist Visa requirements. Waah! I need birth certificate and marriage contract and it should be NSO issued with receipt and valid within one year.
We have the documents but we don’t have the receipt and the documents are way beyond one year already. So I was searching the easiest way to get our documents so we could apply for visa, as in one day processing lang.
Read: How to Apply for Japan Visa if you have Philippine Passport
March 18, 2016 (Friday)
1. Serbilis Outlets
I checked the internet and the nearest Serbilis Outlet in our place is in Muntinlupa.
2nd level East Parking, StarMall,
Alabang Muntinlupa City 1772
Telephone: (02) 831 9882
My husband called the number and he was advised that we can get the documents within two hours. So after my husband dental appointment, off we went to StarMall but I was so disappointed because there is cut-off time, we were late by few minutes.
I just can’t remember if 1:30 or 2PM is the cut off time. Grrrr, they should informed us about the cut-off time. Sayang talaga ang time and effort sa pagpunta and I was so sad because we could no longer join my husband’s business trip. Business Visa doesn’t need NSO birth certificate and marriage contract so my husband can apply.
On our way home, I was not talking, dinidibdib ko ang aking kalungkutan. Lol Then my husband remembered that he has Malaysia trip so he cannot apply for Japan Visa. He needs his passport to go to Malaysia and according to their travel agency, visa processing period is 5-7 working days. Hindi aabot because of the Holy Week.
March 30 to April 1 - Malaysia
April 3 to 6 - Japan
So he informed his officemate in Japan about the situation and they moved the date of the training.
2. SM Business Center
I was so happy because we can still join the business trip so we went straight to SM Business Center so I can request for the documents. The SM staff gave me these forms and I was advised na one month processing daw.
What?!? This was not the first time that I requested for NSO birth certificate and marriage contract so I told her, “di ba one week lang?”. She said, “Ma’m, Holy Week po kasi”. I told her 2 days lang yun, March 28 may pasok na ulit ang government. She said something pa but I just decided na wag na lang kung one month.
March 20, 2016 (Sunday)
My husband said that we will just go back to StarMall to get my documents. I said ok pero napaisip ako, I’ve seen the long lines in Serbilis Oulet, for sure magugutom kami sa haba ng pila, may tollgate, parking at gas pa na gagastusin so I decided to order online via NSOHelpline.com.
Last year, I ordered online too, the process is almost the same.
Read: Easy Way to Request for NSO Birth Certificate
Click order now
Choose birth certificate or marriage certificate
Fill- up the form
Answer the question: Have you had any legal proceeding done to your birth certificate?
Who will receive the certificate upon delivery?
Check-out - Verify all the information
Order Confirmation - choose from the payment options.
I paid online via credit card and after my payment I received email and text messages regarding my order. You can track you order too.
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You have made the following request:
Payments can be made online via Credit Card or Bancnet ATMs and over-the-counter via Metrobank and Bayad Centers. Please visit http://nsohelpline.com/pay-online for more information.
Your request for an NSO certificate will be processed as soon as your payment is cleared.
If (name) will not be around during delivery, then (name) should: Leave a valid ID together with his/her Letter of Authorization (LOA) to a designated representative. You may download an LOA using this link http://nsohelpline.com/print/loa/1607950333.
Advise his/her representative to present a valid ID as well. Dear (name)
Thank you for using NSOhelpline.com We are pleased to inform you that your online payment for your NSOHelpline.com transaction was successful.
Your credit account has been charged with P350.00.
If you have any inquiries or follow up questions, you can call our Customer Assistance Hotline (02) 737-1112 or email us at email@example.com
P350 birth certificate
P350 marriage contract
After payment, NSO certificate will be delivered in 2 to 3 days.
March 22, 2016 (Tuesday)
I received 2 NSO birth certificate via Air 21
March 23, 2016 (Wednesday)
I received my marriage contract via Air 21
The delivery guy even said, "di pa sinabay kahapon ito." Hehehe! I was also surprised na di sabay dumating order ko since I ordered naman ng sabay-sabay. Anyway, you can get your documents in
1. NSO Serbilis Outlet
2. SM Business Center
Where do you usually get your documents?