Damaged Passports: When Should You Have Your Passport Replaced?

Different people have different ways of viewing things.  What may look beautiful to one person may look misplaced to some; a worn out piece of item could either be thrown out or kept for its sentimental value. This may be the reason some people find it strange when they are told that their legal documents,Continue reading “Damaged Passports: When Should You Have Your Passport Replaced?”

The Quezon City Hall Series: Court Decrees and Legitimation

Parents who have children born before they were married can have their children legitimized by executing an Affidavit of Legitimation.  This must be submitted to the Office of the Civil Registrar of the child’s birthplace.  Court decrees, on the other hand, are legal instruments concerning the status of a person such as Admission of Paternity,Continue reading “The Quezon City Hall Series: Court Decrees and Legitimation”

The Quezon City Hall Series: How to File an Affidavit for Clerical Error and Change of First Name

A most common issue encountered by Filipinos with their birth certificates are misspelled first, middle, or last names.  These can go from just a single misplaced letter to an entire unknown name that somehow made it to the person’s birth certificate by mistake.  If you need to have your name corrected or changed, you mayContinue reading “The Quezon City Hall Series: How to File an Affidavit for Clerical Error and Change of First Name”

The Quezon City Hall Series: How to Apply for a Marriage License and Marriage Certificate Registration

A marriage license must be issued to a couple who intend to get married anywhere in the Philippines.  Even if you are marrying a foreign national, you still need to secure a marriage license.  Once issued, a marriage license is valid within 120 days and will automatically be cancelled at the expiration of 120 days.Continue reading “The Quezon City Hall Series: How to Apply for a Marriage License and Marriage Certificate Registration”

The Quezon City Hall Series: Late Registration of Birth

A child’s birth must be registered at the city or municipal hall of the child’s birthplace within 30 days from the date of birth.  If parents fail to submit the necessary documents for registration, the child will not be issued a birth certificate until they file for a late registration. Here are the documentary requirementsContinue reading “The Quezon City Hall Series: Late Registration of Birth”

The Quezon City Hall Series: How to Register your Child’s Birth at the QC Hall

All babies born in Quezon City must be duly registered at the Quezon City Hall within 30 days from the date of birth.  If the parents fail to register the child’s birth within the prescribed period, the child’s registration will be tagged as “delayed” and further documentation and fees shall be required. How to fileContinue reading “The Quezon City Hall Series: How to Register your Child’s Birth at the QC Hall”

U.S. WORK VISA: Supporting Documents for You and Your Dependents

When you have successfully scheduled your appointment at the U.S. Embassy, you may begin preparing additional documents that can support your reason for entering the U.S.  The Consular Officer who will be assigned to interview you may or may not ask for these documents but it is best that you have it with you. WhatContinue reading “U.S. WORK VISA: Supporting Documents for You and Your Dependents”

U.S. Work Visa: Requirements and Application Procedures

For the hard-working Pinoy, no international country is ever too far to reach if it means earning more for their families.  The United States is a country rich in opportunities for professional and skilled Filipino workers.  That is why it is a favorite destination among those who prefer to live and work abroad to supportContinue reading “U.S. Work Visa: Requirements and Application Procedures”