An illegitimate child, using his mother’s last name as his family name, may be permitted to use his father’s last name by virtue of an Affidavit to Use the Surname of the Father or AUSF. This includes children born whose births are yet to be registered at the LCR and were born on or before August 3, 1988.
Here are the steps to be taken when filing an AUSF at the Manila City Hall. Kindly take note that fees and schedules of interview may vary depending on the municipality; the following were lifted from the website of the Manila City Hall and are applicable to parties transacting there.
What You Need To Bring:
(a). Latest certified copy of birth certificate of the child.
(b). Valid ID of Father and Mother (original and photocopy).
(c). Community Tax Certificate (Cedula) of Father.
(d). Original and photocopy of child’s baptismal certificate.
(e). Certified true copy and original school records showing the names of the parents.
(f). If child’s mother is deceased, submit certified copy of Death Certificate (latest copy).
(g). If child is of legal age, submit a valid ID.
Note: Both parents must accompany the child (even if child is of legal age) during the interview.
Additional requirements for the father in case he does not expressly recognize filiation with the child. This is applicable in cases when the father could not be present during the filing of the AUSF (residing abroad, deceased, physically incapable):
(a). Employment records
(b). SSS/GSIS records
(d). Certificate of Membership in any organization
(e). Statement of Assets and Liabilities
(f). Income Tax Return (ITR)
Submit all documents to the Manila City Hall. Please note that all applications are subject for evaluation.
Interviews for RA 9255 are conducted every Monday only. Below are the filing fees:
P420.00 (with Paternity)
P520.00 (without Paternity)