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US Embassy, PSA ink deal on civil registry documents

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United States Embassy in Manila that seeks to streamline requests for civil registry documents between the two parties.

In a statement, the PSA said the partnership establishes clear commitments and procedures and aims to facilitate civil registry documents of the US Embassy, particularly for visa applications, federal benefits, and investigations into fraud and crimes.

This will also cover the verification of a US citizen’s death when there are no family members present in the Philippines to obtain the death certificate.

“The MOU will facilitate the issuance and verification of civil registry documents in relation to US documentation requirements to prevent fraud and facilitate international travel and lawful migration,” the PSA said.

The MOU signing was held in Manila on May 3, 2024, with Consul General Mark McGovern of the US Embassy, Officer-in-Charge Deputy National Statistician Clemente Manaoag, and Assistant National Statistician Marizza Grande of the PSA Civil Registration Service.—LDF, GMA Integrated News