Common PSA Birth Certificate Problems (and their solutions!)

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“Noong ‘80s, nakakuha ako ng kopya ng PSA (formerly NSO) birth certificate ko.  Ngayon, nag request ulit ako, sabi sa akin ‘No Name’ na daw ako!  Bakit nawala yung record ko eh meron na nga dati?”

This is a common confusion among us Pinoys when we are told that we “have a problem with our birth certificate”.  When we hear the word “no”, we automatically think that we do not have a record with the PSA.

We received the above question from a follower and took it upon ourselves to clarify the matter for everyone’s benefit.  It is important that we are all aware of the differences in our concerns with our birth certificates so we would also know the most effective and efficient solution we could apply.

Below is a summary of the most common birth certificate issues encountered by Pinoys and the prescribed solution for each:

BIRTH CERTIFICATE PROBLEM WHAT THIS MEANS SOLUTION
1. No Record of Birth Certificate The PSA does not have a copy or record of your birth certificate because:

A. Your parents failed to register your birth at the LCR. Or

B. The LCR where your birth was registered failed to submit your birth certificate to the PSA for certification.

C. You were born during or shortly after WW2 when most birth records were destroyed or misplaced.

For scenarios A and C: Submit an Affidavit for Delayed Registration of birth at the LCR of your birthplace.  Read this article for the complete list of requirements for Delayed Registration.

For scenarios B: Advise the LCR to endorse your Certificate of Live Birth to the PSA for proper certification.

 

2. Misspelled First Name One or two letters were mistyped that may result in one of two things:

A. Correcting the mistyped letters will confirm your real name or

b. Correcting the mistyped letters will give you a new name (e.g. Rachelle is the correct spelling but your name is typed as Rochelle).

For scenario A: File an Affidavit for Clerical Error at the LCR where your birth was registered.

For scenario B: The LCR will advise you if you still need to undergo court proceedings as well as other fees you may need to pay (as the case may be treated as “change of name” instead of “clerical error”.)

 

3. “Baby Boy” and “Baby Girl” in the first name field The phrases “Baby Boy” and “Baby Girl” were typed in the first name field and is now considered the person’s first name.
  • If born before 1993, file a supplemental report at the LCR.
  • If born in 1993 onwards, file a petition for change of name under RA 9048 at the LCR of the child’s birthplace.
4. Misspelled Middle Name One or two letters of your middle name were mistyped.

The solution depends on the marital status of the petitioner

A. If the petitioner is SINGLE:

  • Bring a copy of your mother’s PSA birth certificate to the LCR of your birthplace.
  • If the mother is deceased, bring a copy of her PSA death certificate.

B. If the petitioner is MARRIED:

  • Include a copy of your PSA marriage certificate.

File your petition for correction at the LCR where your birth was registered.

5. No Name on Birth Certificate The first name field in the child’s birth certificate is blank. File a supplemental report at the LCR of the child’s birthplace to supply the missing entry.
6. Wrong Gender Gender written in birth certificate is the opposite of the owner’s actual gender. This is considered a clerical error and maybe rectified by filing a Petition for clerical or typographical error.
7. Birth Certificate is unreadable or blurry Entries in your birth certificate are hard to read because the texts are smudged or the prints have faded over time.
  • Check if the LCR has a clearer copy of your birth certificate.  If they do, you can request for that copy to be forwarded to PSA for certification.
  • If they don’t, you may request the LCR for the reconstruction of your birth certificate.
8. Problems with Entries in Birthplace field A. Only the name of the hospital is indicated in the birthplace field.

B. There are no entries in the birthplace field.

C. The birthplace written in your birth certificate is incorrect

  • Bring 2 copies of the latest LCR and PSA copies of the birth certificate to be corrected to the LCR.
  • Bring a certification from the hospital where you were born; certificate must bear the hospital’s address.
  • If the hospital is no longer in business, submit a certificate from the barangay to prove that the hospital used to be established in the area.
  • School records of petitioner
  • Voter’s registration records
  • Latest community tax certificate from the place of residence or place of work.
9. Incorrect Birth Date A. Month, day, or year of birth is incorrect.
  • Corrections for Month and Date fall under RA 9048 and are considered clerical errors.  The owner may file a Petition for Correction at the LCR where the birth was registered.
  • The incorrect birth year needs to undergo court proceedings.

Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to double-check all entries in a child’s birth certificate before submitting the document for registration.  Once this is made official by the LCR, you might have a difficult time applying corrections on entries overlooked prior to submission; some errors might even entail cost.

Keep following our page for more useful and informative articles about our PSA documents.

For the complete solution for No Birth Record, read my previous blog: Problems With NSO Birth Certificate: No Birth Record. 

For the complete solution for Misspelled First Name, read my previous blog: 2 Ways to Correct a Misspelled Name on a PSA Birth Certificate.

For the complete solution for “Baby Boy” or “Baby Girl” in your First Name, read my previous blog: Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Are You a Baby Boy or Baby Girl?

For the complete solution for Misspelled Middle Names, read my previous blog: How to Correct a Child’s Misspelled Name on his PSA Birth Certificate.

If your first name is missing in your birth certificate, read my previous blog: What to Do: No First Name or Last Name Written on your Child’s Birth Certificate.

Wrong gender on your birth certificate? Read my previous blog for the complete solution: Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Wrong Gender in NSO Birth Certificate.

Blurry entries in your birth certificate? Read my previous blog for the complete solution: Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: First or Last Name is Blurry or Misspelled.

Incorrect birth date in your birth certificate? Read my previous blog for the complete solution: How to Correct the Birth Date, Month, and Birth Year in a PSA Birth Certificate. 

Reference: www.psa.gov

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217 thoughts on “Common PSA Birth Certificate Problems (and their solutions!)

  1. ano pong kailangan gawin o hakbang kung nagkmali sa apelyedo ng bata? malaki po ba ang magagastos? sana po masagot saan ko po ito ipapasa ayos?

    1. Paano pong “nagkamali”? Nagkamali po ba ng spelling o totally ibang apelido ang nailagay sa birth certificate niya? Kung nagkamali lang ng spelling, baka pwede pang Petition for Correction of Clerical Error yan sa LCR kung saan naka rehistro ang birth mo.

  2. Magandang Gabi po ma’am and sir request ko
    lang po sana ng late registration para sa birth certificate ko. Kc po Wala po akong record sa NSO. Paron na Sana ako nakuha d2 sa Quezon City. Birth certificate kaso negative. Yun birth certificate ko. Kaya mag request Sana po ako Jan sa Zamboanga city ng late Sana. Po matulogan nyo ako. Ako nga pala si jonathan Francisco Bello taga Zamboanga city maraming salamat po .

    1. Subukan niyo po mag request ng copy sa LCR ng bayan kung saan kayo pinanganak. Ipa check mo muna doon kung wala kang rehistro. Kung may mahahanap silang record ng birth mo, ipa-endorse mo na sa PSA para magkaron ka ng PSA birth certificate. Pero kung wala silang mahanap na records mo, ibig sabihin hindi ka talaga registered. Sasabihin na din sa yo sa LCR kung ano ang requirements for late registration of birth.

  3. Paano ko po mapapaayos birth certificate ko? Kasi wala po ako middle name sa psa ko.. At surname po ng mama ko ang nakalgay. Hindi po surname ng papa ko

    1. Bakit surname ng mama mo ang nakalagay as your surname? May acknowledgment ba ang father mo sa birth certificate mo? Kasal ba ang parents mo nung pinanganak ka and at the time of your birth registration?

  4. good day po tanung kolng kung paano po mapalitan yung religion ko sa BCERT ko nagpakasal po ako ss muslim nung 2008 pero nagkahiwalay din po kami at nagpakasal nadin po sya sa ibang muslim girl paano kopo maibalik sa katoliko yung bcert ko salamat po sa reply GOD BLESS PO

  5. Hello good afternoon, I have a question lang po. May problem po ako sa aking birth certificate which is unmarked gender.( no gender at all po talaga). Saan po ako unang lalapit? And if ma correct na po is it costly po? Thank you and God bless.

  6. I need to know if its possible to get my one month son a birth certificate if his mom is from outside south africa

    1. hello po,my cousin died a year ago ,a Policeman.In all his records in PNP and all papers from school days and all IDs is the one he used until his death,which is JULIETO.and bdate JAN.11,1952….BUT..name JULITO and bdate FEB.18,1952 appears in both his BC, marriage contract,and baptismal entered in PSA….Now,his surviving spouse has difficulty in claiming her benefits ,..pls help,what she can possibly do..does a Petition for correction of clerical error needed.?
      Thank you for your immediate response.

  7. Hello po! Yung mother in law ko po, (70 y.o)kukuha sana ng passport, 1st time nya, pero mali ang date of marriage sa marriage contract nya from PSA copy. Ano po kaya ang mga hakbang na dapat nyang gawin? Sana po ay masagot. Maraming salamat po.

    1. Gusto pa po ba niyang gamitin ang married name niya sa passport niya? Kasi pwede naman na birth certificate na lang niya ang ipakita niya sa DFA at yung maiden name niya ang gamitin niya sa passport.

      Pero kung gusto niyang gamitin ang married name niya, kailangan ninyong ipa-correct sa LCR ang date of marriage na nakasulat sa marriage certificate niya. Sa LCR kung saan naka rehistro ang marriage niya kayo pumunta for the corrections.

  8. ilang months po b ang proseso ng pag aayos ng maling entry ng gender?kc po naipasa kuna pong lahat ung requirement na hingi sa akin,,ipinasa ko po cia mung pang 2nd week ng September,until po ala pa ung result?

  9. Pano po kung yung sa name ng parents ko po yung problen dun sa birth certificate ko kasi po yung naka indicate po dun is initial lang yung middle name po example po: Juan B. Cruz ganyan lang po. Ano po gagawin?

  10. ilang days po ba maissuehan ng annotation regarding late registration pag natanggap na ng PSA ung pinadala ng LCR na requirements?dpo ba pwedeng ipa rush pag need na ASAP requesting party?salamat po!

  11. Regarding po sa birth certificate ko…naipass ko na sa local registrar lahat ng requirements..pero almost a year ba ay ala pa din pong resulta.. Elizabeth Gregorio irlandez, april 30, 1968, bale sa copy ng psa ay april 30, 196, nawawala po un 8, tnx po, September 27, 2018, yan ang date ng naibigay nmin ang mga requirements sa san Miguel, bulacan, local registrar..tnx

  12. hi po Mam/Sir ano po ang magandang gawin sa Birth Certifacate ng anak ko, hindi po nilagay ng asawa ko ang name ko bilang Father ng anak ko?apelyido po nya ang ginamit hindi po sakin, kasal po kami….salamat po sa sagot

      1. Sa name Ng mother ko sa BC ko po ma.nelly Ang name talaga kaso nakalagay sa BC namin is nelly lang Ng ayos Kasi BC Ang mother ko sa province Kasi Ang ginagamit Niya sa mga I’d Niya is may MA. Nelly, ngayon Ng naayos Niya BC Niya ung saming mga anak Niya di Niya inayos nakalimutan daw Niya eh nung kinasal ako MA.nelly nakalagay sa marriage ko Kasi MA.nelly talaga name ngaun di po siya makauwi para ayusin ung samen sa mga anak Niya dahil pandemic pa. Sa ngayon Kasi Ng apply ako kailangan ko pa ba muna magpa attorney para may maipakita lang sa embassy Kasi may kumukuha saken abroad.

      2. Kung may copy na ang mother niyo ng corrected birth certificate niya, pwedeng gamitin yun as basis for the correction of her name’s spelling sa birth certificate ninyo. Pinaka mabuti ay mag inquire kayo sa LCR (munisipyo o city hall) para makuha niyo ang complete list of requirements para maayos ang name ng mom niyo sa bc ninyo.

  13. May PSA po ako kaya LNG Hindi mabasa, nagpakuja po aq ng certified thru copy sa province nmin, pero Ang bingay lang po is yng form1c, imbes na form 1a, ano po ba kailangan ko gawin para makauha aq ng form1a,

    1. Nag tanong ka na ba sa munisipyo ng birthplace mo kung may clear copy sila ng birth certificate mo? Dahil kung meron, all you have to do is ask them to endorse the clear copy to PSA para magkaroon ka ng clear copy ng birth certificate mo.

  14. How about death certificate? Kumuha po ako ng kopya ng death cert ng father ko sa civil registry pero wala na silang naibigay. Before po kasi nakakuha na mother ko pero nawala ang kopya kya kumukuha ulit ako. Pero sabi wala po silang mahanap na ganong tao. We’re not sure po kasi kung anong exact date alam lang namin month and year. Wala po bang way pano mahanap yun sa PSA? Pag nagbigay ka naman ng wrong date, negative ibibigay ng PSA. Waste of money lang. Ano po bang way para ma-sure sana yung date at di masayang ang pagkuha ng death cert ng father ko.

    1. Hi Ivy,

      Pwede mong subukan pa rin sa PSA kumuha.

      Basta’t tama ang spelling ng pangalan niya at alam ninyo yung month and year, lalabas at lalabas yan sa PSA. Basta’t nakakuha na kayo ng kopya sa munisipyo before.

      MC

      1. Cge po ita-try ko po na kumuha sa PSA. Kc kumuha po ako b4 mali namn ng year, baka po this time makakuha na ako…thank you po.

  15. Gud pm po.. problema po sa NSO birth cert ng pamangkin ko dahil nkalagay don ang wedding date ng parents nya at venue o simbahan.. pero hindi totoong may kasalang naganap.. cguro nagawa lang yon na maisulat para makuha yong family name ng ama.. ngayon po ay gustong itama o pwede ba itong ma delete.. what to do and how long can this changing process undergo.. please advise.. good day..

    1. Hi Danilo,

      Unang-una, falsification of public documents ang ginawa nila sa pag lagay ng fake na date of marriage at place of marriage. Krimen yun.

      Pangalawa, kung gusto nila itong ipa-correct, kailangan nilang dumaan sa korte at mag hire ng abogado. Malaki ang posibilidad na makita na naglagay sila ng hindi totoong information sa birth certificate ng bata.

      Pag labag sa batas ang falsification of public documents.

      MC

  16. hi po ma’am illegitimate child tapos hes using her mother Middle name. and hindi na spell out ang middle name ng nanay. Tapos gaano ba ga tagal ang pag procces ng paper

    1. Hi Jeanie,

      Paki linaw po yung question ninyo. Ibig po ba ninyong sabihin ay ang middle name nung nanay ay siya ring middle name ng anak na illegitimate?

      Kung ito po ang case, hindi na po matatanggal yung middle name ng bata. Kung babae po yung anak, mababago lang yan kapag kinasal na siya (dahil magpapalit na siya ng apelido). Pero as of now, wala na pong magagawa para ma-correct yan.

      MC

  17. Panu po icorrect young middle ng anak ko kc wrong entry dahil apelyedo sa pgka byuda ko ang nalagay akala kc maiden name ko yun..please advice
    po kc graduating cia sa grade kailangan magsubmit ng birth certificate.salamat po

    1. Hi Ronita,

      Pwede ninyo itong ipa correct sa munisipyo kung saan naka rehistro ang anak mo. Aks the LCR kung pwedeng Petition of Correction of Clerical Error ang gawin (para mura lang at mabilis). Bring a copy of your PSA birth certificate para may basis sila ng correct middle name na dapat ilagay sa birth certificate ng anak mo.

      MC

  18. Good morning po sir/ ma’am..pa help naman po AQ..me problem KC sa PSA q.. problema kupo KC middle name q..Ramirez po dapat pero Ang nakalagay po Ramires,Ramirez po dapat

  19. Hello po master,

    May dalawa pong problema ako sa documents ng magulang ko, una po mali yung age na nakasulat sa marriage certificate nila, 5 years ang pagitan nila pero sa nkalagay sa marriage certificate nila nkalagay ay pareho silang 25 years old.

    Pangalawang po is unreadable po ang birth certificate ng daddy ko, at nka register pa sa npaka layong lugar eh senior napo at mahina na ang kalusugan pra sa biyahe. Pano po bang mas madali or recommend niyo po? Reconstruction of the documents or pede pa siya i pa delayed birth registration nalang kahit na my records nmn siya sa psa kaso sobrng unreadable lang.

    Thank you po!

    1. Hi Lolo,

      Ipa-reconstruct ninyo ang birth certificate niya kung unreadable na ito. Huwag kayong mag papa late register for him kasi madodoble lang ang registration niya, lalo lang kayong magkakaproblema.

      Yung age nila sa marriage certificate, pwedeng ipa correct yun through Petition for Correction of Clerical Error, using his and your mother’s birth certificates as basis for the correct ages. However, kung sinadyang gawing mali ang ages nila when they got married (for whatever reason), baka magka problema kayo (sa legitimacy ninyo as their children and legitimacy ng kasal nila).

      So ayusin niyo muna yung birth certificate niya kasi yun ang gagamitin ng LCR na basis for the correction of their ages in their marriage certificate.

      MC

  20. Yung anak ko po kasi nakasunod sa apelyido ko. Wala syang father sa BC nya. Hindi nakapag bigay ng cedula kasi yung live in partner ko. Ano po bang pwedeng gawin dun?

  21. Yong problema ko po, 1B.
    Tas pag balik ko ng LCR, may bayad na 100 for certification and 175 for endorsement.
    Ang tanong ko po, bakit may bayad? Hindi ko naman kasalanan na hindi, ma endorse yong name ko. Nong NSO pa, nakakuha naman ako ng kopya. Pero pag ganun, dapat walang bayad!

    1. Hi Emelyn,

      PSA ba mismo ang nag prescribe ng fees (at hindi fixer)? Kung PSA ang nagsabi sa iyo na may fee, para sa processing yan at papers na gagamitin for the endorsement. Syempre po, merong cost ang production kaya may fees tayong kailangang bayaran.

      Please make sure you are transacting with a government employee and you are paying at the office’s cashier and you are issued a government receipt. Huwag na huwag po kayong makiki transact sa fixer kahit sabihin pa nila na mas mapapadali ang proseso if you do it through them.

      MC

  22. ano ano poh need na requirements pag ipapa correct poh ng husband ko middle name nya.. sa lcr poh kasi nya paladin nakalagay nung kumuha poh sya ng psa aladin lang poh nakalagay

    1. Hi Junifel,

      Pwedeng Petition for Correction of Clerical Error na lang sa LCR kung saan naka register ang birth certificate ng husband mo. Magdala na lang ng copy ng birth certificate ng mother niya para may basis sa correct spelling ng middle name niya.

      MC

  23. Good day po. Medyo nabunutn ako ng tinik ng makita ko ito. Sana po matulungan ninyo ako. Im working po and few years from now mag reretire na. legally adopted po ako may kopya po ako ng desisyon but unfortunately wala pong kopya nabigay sa psa ng kumuha po ko ng kopya NEGATIVE result po. Ang dami po nilang dahilan. Nahihirapan na po ko kailangan pa naman po nag retire ko. Born po ako dito mnila pero yung adoption po ay sa isabela. Sana po matulungan ninyo ako.

    1. Hi Malu,

      Mag request ka ng Negative certificate from the PSA. Pag naka kuha ka na nito, dalhin mo sa munisipyo kung saan ka nakarehistro at mag request ka ng copy ng birth certificate mo.

      Kung meron silang maibibigay sa iyo na kopya, mag request ka ng endorsement to the PSA para magawan ng certified copy ang birth certificate mo.

      Kung wala, mag file ka ng late registration of birth. Ang list of requirements at fees ay ibibigay sa iyo sa munisipyo.

      Dalhin mo din ang papers ng adoption mo para meron silang basis.

      MC

  24. Hi i would like to ask about my problem on my birth certificate.. My mother and father’s name were interchanged. My father is the one in the mother field and vice versa.

    1. Hi Eric JOhn,

      You can have your birth certificate corrected through a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error and you can have this done at the city hall or municipal hall where your birth was registered. Bring copies of your parents’ birth certificates and a copy of their marriage certificate.

      MC

  25. Ma’am /sir pahelp po ..Hindi PO ako makakuha ng SSS ko dahil may prob ang birth certificate ko.. Ung middle name ko kasi na ginagamit since I was studying ay TADO PO .. Pero late ko na sinabi ng nanay ko na Hindi DAW PO in ang nakaregister kundi GARDIOLA .. panu PO to ma’am/sir ..kasi gusto ko pong kumuha ng mga valid id’s pero ala akong birth certificate na hawak ! Thanks PO in advance

    1. Hi Aucoh,

      Married ba ang parents mo? Ang Gardiola ba ang maiden last name ng mother mo bago siya kinasal?

      Kung yes ang sagot mo sa dalawang tanong ko sa taas, pwede kang mag file ng Petition for Correction of Clerical Error at mag present ka ng birth certificate ng mother mo kung saan Gardiola ang maiden last name niya na naka sulat.

      Pero kung hindi kasal ang parents mo, kaninong middle name ang Tado at bakit yan ang pinagamit sa iyo?

      Kung hindi kasi kasal ang parents mo, dapat wala kang middle name at ang maiden last name ng mother mo ang dapat na last name mo.

      MC

  26. Hi! Ask ko lang po kung saan po mas madaling mag process. Yung sa nanay ko po kasi mag pa change ng name. Lucia po kasi gamit nya noon tapos nung nagkuha po kami ng record Lucita po ang lumabas. Balak po naming ipaayos kaya lang po naguguluhan kami kung uuwi pa kami ng Bicol or dito na lang po sa QC ipapaayos. May nag sasabi po kasi na mas madaling ayusin kung uuwi kami ng province. And mga magkano po kaya magagastos sa pag process kapag sa Bicol po kami mag paayos?

    1. Hi Donna,

      Ang gusto niyo bang mangyari ay papalitan ninyo ang pangalan niyang nakasulat sa birth certificate niya?

      Kasi kung yun ang gusto ninyong gawin, baka umabot sa court order ang case ninyo dahil technically, hindi siya “clerical error” — madali lang kasi magpa correct kung clerical error ang case — ang pangalan po na Lucita ay valid name din. Kung papalitan ninyo ang name niya as written on her birth certificate, baka i-recommend ng munisipyo na magpa court hearing kayo dahil essentially, change of name ang mangyayari sa kanya.

      Pwede din naman na simula ngayon, baguhin niyo na ang gamit niyang pangalan — imbes na Lucia, sundin na niya ang birth certificate name niya which is Lucita. Mag affidavit lang kayo sa mga offices kung saan meron siyang IDs like SSS, PAg-IBIG, Philhealth , at sa banko kung meron siyang accounts. Papalitan niyo na ng Lucita ang pangalan niya sa mga IDs niya.

      MC

  27. i used the surname of my father since i was elementary up to college but when i see my birth certificate in psa my surname is the surname of my mother. my parents is not married and all of my siblings carry the surname of .my father . my parents is died already. what will i do. im 52 years old and married already… thankyou ..

    1. Hi Rowena,

      If your father acknowledged you in your birth certificate, it is alright to use his last name.

      Pero kung gusto mong sundin ang apelido ng nanay mo (na siyang naka sulat sa birth certificate mo), pwede mo naman i-update ang mga IDs at documents na gamit mo. Mas madaling proseso yun kesa ang palitan mo ang apelido mo sa birth certificate.

      MC

    1. Here is what you need to do:

      1. Petition shall be in the form of an affidavit, subscribed and sworn to before an authorized notary public (someone authorized by law to administer oaths, particular erroneous entries that need to be corrected).

      2. The petition must be supported by the following:

      a. A certified true machine copy of the certificate of the page of the registry book containing the entry sought to be corrected;
      b. At least two public or private documents showing the correct entry upon which the correction or change shall be based;
      c. Other documents that may be required by the LCR.
      d. Other documents that the petitioner needs to attach are:
      e. Earliest school records
      f. Medical records
      g. Baptismal certificate
      h. Medical certificate issued by an accredited government physician to prove that you have not undergone sex change or sex transplant.

      3. Expect additional document requirements as may be found necessary.

      MC

    1. Hi Marites,

      Kung name ang mali at obvious na misspelled ito, pwedeng Petition for Correction of Clerical Error. Pero kung pati last name may error, kailangan ninyong mag consult ng lawyer dahil normally, kailangang mag undergo ng court order ang mga birth certificate na may problem ang last name.

      MC

  28. Good day po! May I ask po for the requirements for late registration para po sa mother ko na 56yrs old na po ngaun. Ngaun lang po kasi nya nalaman na hindi sya nairehistro noong ipinanganak sya. Nalaman lang nung kumuha sya ng PSA para po sana kumuha ng passport. No registration po or no record po ang nakalagay sa pinadala ng PSA sknya.

    1. Hi Hazel,

      Yung No Record na document mula sa PSA ang dalhin ninyo sa LCR para ipa-check kung meron silang copy ng birth certificate ng mother mo. Kung meron, ipa endorse ninyo sa PSA para magkaroon siya ng PSA birth certificate.

      Kung wala talaga, ang LCR ang magsasabi sa inyo kung ano ang mga requirements for late registration at kung magkano ang dapat bayaran.

      MC

  29. How about my nso and my original birthcertificate coming from our city hall our different my nso dont have a municipality but the original birthcertificate had the municipality what will i do? Do i need to go at the main psa office to fix it?

    1. Means wala po nkalagay sa nso ko na municipality pero sa original na kopya galing sa aming munisipyo ay meron nakalagay n municipality paano po kaya ang gagawin ko dun my bayad po ba pag pinacorrect un?

    2. Hi Carla,

      YOu can simply ask your municipality to endorse the correct copy of your birth certificate to the PSA so you can get an authenticated and correct copy of your birth certificate.

      MC

  30. Maam/Sir tanong ko lang po sa merraige contract ko po kc ang nakalagay po na yearbirth ko po is 1975 pero sa live birth ko is 1974 gusto ko po sanang palitan ang yearbirth ko sa 1974 po kc yon po ang gamit ko po ngaun pede po kaya yon ano po ang pede kong gawin thank u po and need your reply emmediatley….

    1. Hi Eden,

      Pwede kang mag file ng Petition for Correction of Clerical Error sa munisipyo kung saan naka rehistro ang marriage mo. Mag dala ka ng kopya ng PSA birth certificate mo as basis ng correct year of birth na ilalagay sa marriage certificate mo.

      MC

    1. Hi Ma. Theresa,

      Subukan mo munang mag inquire sa LCR kung saan ka naka rehistro kung pwedeng Petition for Correction of Clerical error ang case mo. Pero malabo.

      Malamang ay change of name ang mangyari sa iyo kasi valid name ang Marites at hindi ito mukhang mali. Kapag change of name ang mangyayari, idadaan sa court order yan at kakailanganin mo ang services ng isang abogado.

      MC

  31. Good day Mastercitizen,
    I need your advice regarding dun sa bc ng mother ko na no record. Sabi ng mother ko she was born in lanao del sur 1969 and that time nasunog daw ang munisipyo kaya daw nawala ang records ng 1965 to 1970. We tried to get a copy sa nso but unfortunately walang record. We are permanently living at Makati. Ang sabi kasi kelangan pa namin pumunta sa mismong munisipyo sa lanao del sur to get a certificate of no record. Is there such a way na hindi na namin kelangan pumunta pa sa lanao del sur? Please help. I really don’t know the procedure. Need ko din po kasi ng bc ni mother kasi i correct ko po yung spelling ng middle name ko. Thank you.

    1. Hi Jelyn,

      Yes, kailangan po ninyong mag request sa LCR kung saan naka register ang mother ninyo ng certificate of no record. Kung hindi na po kayo makapunta dun, baka meron kayong kamag-anak na pwede ninyong i-authorize na lakarin ito on your behalf.

      MC

  32. hello po. paano kung yung sa birth certificate ng husband ko e mali ng isang letra yung surname ng father pero yung sakanya naman tama, akong kailangan gawin?

    1. Hi JOan,

      Ibig mo bang sabihin ang error ay nasa pangalan ng father? Hindi yung ng mister mo na nakasulat sa birth certificate niya?

      Kung ang ico-correct ay yung last name ng father niya as written on his birth certificate, pwede itong ipa correct through a petition for correction of clerical error. Magdala kayo ng birth certificate ng father niya as basis ng correct spelling.

      MC

  33. Pa help nman po pnu ko aayusin yung bcertfacate ko na magamit ko aplydo tatay ko kc ksal n cila ang prblma po mali pngalan nia sa una nilang ksal kysa sa sinusunod ko Pangalan nia nka lagay sa bcertfacte ko yung una kc nila ksal n hindi sa church nka rgstrd mali po name nia dunNkalagay

    1. Hi Rudavic,

      1. Hindi ba sila kasal nung ipanganak ka pero ngayon ay kasal na? Magagamit mo ang apelido ng father mo kung magf-file sila ng LEgitimation Due to Subsequent Marriage. O kaya ay kung may acknowledgment ang father mo sa birth certificate mo.

      2. Kung mali ang pangalan niya na naka sulat sa marriage certificate nila, pwede niya itong ipa correct sa munisipyo.

      MC

  34. Ang wife ko po ay mali ang middle name instead na rivera ang nakalagay barba ang nasa psa nya psno po ito macorrect barba po e middle initial ng dalaga.

    1. Hi Jaime,

      Pwede niyo pong ipa correct sa LCR kung saan naka rehistro ang misis ninyo. Magdala po kayo ng copy ng birth certificate ng mother niya as basis for the correct middle name.

      MC

  35. Hi po ask q lng kung ano po pwede gawin kc po ung asawa q kumuha ng birth certificate s nso ang nklagay lng po is DOMINGO BALISI pero cmula po nung bata cy ang gmit ny DOMINGO BALISI BOBIS kc po un ang pgka2alam ny. Ang prolema po aq at ang 4 nming anak Bobis ang gmit n apelyido ano po pwede nming gawin? Slamat po.
    D po nmin alam ang ga2win kc po ung papa ng asawa q grade 3 p lng cy nung ma2tay wl po kmi maipresenta n documents n mgpptunay n declare cy bilang Bobis. Sn po my maitulong kau pr po s mga anak nmin slamat po ulit.

    1. Hi Teresita,

      Kasal ba ang parents ng husband mo nung ipanganak siya?

      Kung hinde, nagpakasal ba sila pagka-panganak sa kanya?

      May pirma ba ang tatay niya sa birth certificate niya bilang patunay na kinilala siya nito?

      MC

    1. Hi Lilian,

      The fees for correction vary per province or town. You can check with the LCR kung saan naka register ang birth certificate mo kung magkano ang processing fee nila for this type of correction.

      MC

  36. Pls help po yung name ko sa nso is Femylene pero yung gamit ko ngayon sa lahat ng records ko is separate Fe Mylene. Ano pong dapat kung gawin? Gusto ko sanan yung separate name. Thank you so much.

  37. Hi po
    Yung anak ko po nagkamali entry sa birth nya ng aming kasal,instead na 2011 naging 2014 anu po ba dapat gawin salamat po

    1. Hi Jose,

      Try niyo munang mag file ng correction of entry sa munisipyo. Kapag naman na-evaluate ng LCR officer yan at nakitang kailangan ng court order, then you proceed to court order.

      MC

  38. Pahelp po. May hawak ako na NSO na Katibayan na Sa Caloocan Ako Pinanganak at may record. Bakit simula ng nagka PSA kapag kumukuha ako ay Naka Lagay ay Japan at Apilido lang ng mama ko.

  39. Hi po ano po bang requirements para papalitan Ang gender female po ako naging male ako.
    At magkano bayad and lastly matagal ba Ang pagkuha?

    1. If the wrong gender is checked on your birth certificate (e.g., Male is checked when you’re a female or vice versa), you need to file a petition under R.A. 10172.

      All applicants who will request for their gender to be corrected will personally appear before a doctor accredited by the government. This doctor is usually assigned at the local civil registrar where you’ll file the petition.

      For fees and documentary requirements, pwede po kayong mag inquire sa munisipyo kung saan naka rehistro ang birth certificate.

      MC

    1. Hi Tessie,

      May dalawa kang choices:

      1. Pwede mong i-retain ang pangalan mo sa birth certificate at palitan ang lahat ng pangalan mo sa iyong mga IDs at transactions (affidavit of two disinterested persons, etc). And then start using your birth certificate name in all of your transactions.

      or

      2. Have your name in your birth certificate changed. Kakailanganin mo ang services ng isang lawyer for this.

      MC

  40. Hi Goodmorning panu po kaya yun nag kamali si NSO pa nun yung pag type sa Gender ko na check ko nalang na MALE ako.. Panu po kaya yun ma cocorrect? Please hope to hear from you thanks

    1. Hi Faye,

      Pwede mo nang i-file as petition for clerical error ang error sa gender field sa birth certificate mo. May mga unique documents ka lang na kailangan i-submit like your medical certificate — bibigyan ka naman ng munisipyo ng list of documents na kailangan mong i-accomplish para ma correct ang gender mo.

      MC

  41. Hello po paanu po gagawin ko sa birth certificate ko,KC po nkalagay is maria teresa pero ang gamit ko po sa iskul at sa lhat NG i.d is Maria theresa tpus ung middle initial ko po Ellana dpat pero nkalagay sa birth certificate eliana.anu po mga req.sa pag aayus at saan ko po dpat aayusin.salamat po NG marami

    1. Hi Maria Theresa,

      Yung spelling ng first name mo, pwedeng petition for clerical error yan. Yung middle name, pwede pa din na correction lang especially kung may basis naman ng tamang spelling like your mother’s birth certificate.

      You can have this done sa munisipyo kung saan naka rehistro ang birth certificate mo.

      MC

  42. Paano kng may BC ka nga pero d nman yon ang gamit mong pangalan kasi lumaki ka sa ibang parents d nman
    legally adopt.lahat ng document since mag aral iba ba ang gamit.may chance ba na makakuha ka pa ng BC sa kinalakihan mong magulang

  43. Pano po ang gagawin sa second name na nilagay sa middle name . Pano po i correct para mailagay ang maiden name ko as my sons’ middle name po

    1. Hi Jovee,

      Have you checked if your middle name as the mother is printed correctly in your child’s birth certificate?

      If yes, you can simply file for a petition for correction of clerical error at the city or municipal hall where your child’s birth was registered.

      MC

  44. I applied for a Passport but then they cannot read my first name in my PSA whicj is very impossible because they already gave me passport before..my identification are all correct..i have a problem with it now.thank you

    1. Hi Zuriel.

      You can request for a clear copy from the LCR where you are registered. They should have one.

      If the copy that they have is also blurry, you will have to request for a reconstruction of your birth certificate and have them endorse this to the PSA so the PSA can give you an authenticated copy.

      This might take time though.

      MC

  45. My dad was trying to apply for Philippine passport. He has been using the same birthday since he was working. He did not have birth certificate or baptismal certificate kasi nasunog daw po ang munisipyo that time at wala silang kopya. He just used an affidavit that shows the birthdate he’s slwaus known. My mom went to LCR and filed for Delayed Registration. Nung naipasok na po lahat sa PSA sa manila, nung tubusin ni mama yung birth certificate, yung pong lumabas na birth certificate is yung sa kapatid nya. Parang lumalabas po na 5 months lang ang pagitan nila (my dad is dec 1949, my aunt is may 1950). We do not know how to correct it kasi everytime mag request po si mama, yung sa kapatid ng dad ko yung lumalabas na narehistro.

    1. Hi Teresa,

      You might need to have your father’s birth certificate reconstructed kung totoong nasunugan at wala nang records ang munisipyo kung saan siya naka register before.

      Ask the LCR of the city hall (or municipal hall) about reconstruction of birth certificates.

      After that, kailangan ipa-certify ng LCR ang reconstructed birth certificate sa PSA para magkaroon ng PSA copy ang birth certificate niya.

      MC

  46. ask ko lng po kung pano po macocorrect name po ng asawa ko sa PSA nia po.. EDZEL po talga dapat ang given name nia yun din po ang nakalagay sa ctc of birthcertifate pero nung kumuha po sya ng NSO/PSA na po ngaun ang nakalagay sa name nia is baby boy..ano po bang dapat naming gawin para po maicorrect po iyon..maraming slamat po

    1. Hi Angelica,

      Yung Baby Boy ba sa first name field ay Baby Boy lang or Baby Boy Edzel?

      Kung Baby Boy lang (walang Edzel) and born before 1993:

      a. A supplemental report has to be filed at the Local Civil Registry of the city or municipality where the birth was registered. If the child was born abroad, the report must be filed with the Philippine Consulate of the country where the birth was reported. In case the child is now residing in the Philippines, the report may be coursed through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Office of Consular Affairs.

      b. Apart from the owner of the birth certificate, the following may also file on behalf of the owner: owner’s spouse, children, parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, guardian, other person duly authorized by law or by the owner of the document sought to be corrected.

      d. Bring an affidavit indicating the entry missed in the registration and the reasons why there was a failure in supplying the required entry. The LCR may require other documents as deemed necessary.

      If born 1993 onwards:

      a. A petition for change of first name under R.A. 9048 must be filed with the local civil registry office of the city or municipality where the birth is registered. In case the owner has transferred to an area that is far from his place of birth (within the Philippines), the petition may be filed with the civil registry office of his current residency. If the owner was born abroad, he must file the petition at the Philippine Consulate where his birth was reported.

      b. Apart from the owner of the birth certificate, the petition may also be filed by the owner’s spouse, children, parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, guardians, other person duly authorized by law. The same are applicable if the owner of the record is a minor or physically or mentally incapacitated.

      c. The petitioner must bring the following documents upon filing:

      Certified machine copy of the birth record containing the entry to be corrected;
      Not less than two (2) private or public documents upon which the correction shall be based like baptismal certificate, voter’s affidavit, employment record, GSIS/SSS record, medical record, business record, driver’s license, insurance, land titles, certificate of land transfer, bank passbook;
      Notice / Certificate of Posting;
      Filing fee of Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000) if in the Philippines and $150.00 or equivalent value in local currency if filed abroad;
      NBI / Police Clearance, Civil Registry records of ascendants and other clearances as may be required;
      Proof of publication and other documents that may be required by the civil registrar.

      BUT, if the name is BABY BOY EDZEL, your husband will have to file for a change of name and that process will undergo court proceedings and will need the services of a lawyer.

      MC

  47. Maam pahelp nman po kasi po gamit ko po apelyedo ng papa ko pero sa BC po pala sa mama ko hirap po ako ngaun mag apply ng trbho dahil po dun sana po matulongang nio po ako at malaki po b masgagastos po b sa pag papaayos .

    1. Pano po yun sa school duc.po ayun oo nkarecord at sa gov.i .d ko po .apelyedo ng papa ko gamit ko pero sa BC ko apelyedo ng mama ko nkalagay .
      Hirap n p ako d sko makapag trbho Dahil po dun .salamat po

      1. Hi Mimi,

        Bakit magkaiba ang gamit mong apelido? Hindi ba kasal ang parents mo nung ipanganak ka? O sadyang nagkamali lang ang nag sulat ng apelido mo sa birth certificate mo (na imbes na apelido ng tatay mo ang nilagay, apelido ng nanay mo ang nailagay)?

        Kasi kung nagkamali lang, kailangang dumaan sa korte ang proseso para mapalitan ang apelido mo sa birth certificate — para mailagay ang apelido ng tatay mo tulad ng gamit mo sa mga transactions mo.

        However, kung ang case ay hindi kasal ang parents mo nung ipanganak ka, o kay ay hindi talaga ipinalagay ng father mo ang apelido niya sa birth certificate mo, dapat ang gamitin mong apelido ay kung ano ang nakasulat sa birth certificate mo.

        MC

    2. Hi Mimi,

      Bakit hindi nakasulat ang last name ng father mo sa birth certificate mo? Hindi ba sila kasal nung ipinanganak ka per nag pakasal din sila later on? Kung ito ang situation, pwede kayong mag file ng Legitimaton due to subsequent marriage, para magamit mo na ang apelido ng father mo.

      Kung hindi naman sila kasal, nag acknowledge ba ang father mo sa birth certificate mo? May authorization ba siya na gamitin mo ang last name niya?

      Pero kung ang tanong mo ay kung papano mong itatama yung mga documents mo kung saan gamit mo ang last name ng father mo, kailangan mong mag consult sa abogado. Maaring kailangan mong mag execute ng affidavit of two disinterested persons para mapatunayan na ang pangalan na ginagamit mo (kasama ang last name ng father mo) at ang pangalan na nakasulat sa birth certificate mo ay para sa iisang tao (ikaw yun). And then moving forward, huwag mo nang gagamitin ang last name ng father mo sa mga documents and transactions mo since hindi naman ito ang last name na nakasulat sa birth certificate mo.

      MC

    1. Hi Arleen,

      Here is what you need to do:

      Petition shall be in the form of an affidavit, subscribed and sworn to before an authorized notary public (someone authorized by law to administer oaths, particular erroneous entries that need to be corrected).

      The petition must be supported by the following:

      1. A certified true machine copy of the certificate of the page of the registry book containing the entry sought to be corrected;

      2. At least two public or private documents showing the correct entry upon which the correction or change shall be based;

      3. Other documents that may be required by the LCR.

      4. Other documents that the petitioner needs to attach are:
      Earliest school records
      Medical records
      Baptismal certificate
      Medical certificate issued by an accredited government physician to prove that you have not undergone sex change or sex transplant.

      Expect additional document requirements as may be found necessary.

      In the event that the petition is granted, the decision shall be forwarded to the PSA and the proper annotation on your birth certificate shall be applied.

      Hope this helps.

      MC

    1. Hi Lani,

      Here is what you need to do:

      Petition shall be in the form of an affidavit, subscribed and sworn to before an authorized notary public (someone authorized by law to administer oaths, particular erroneous entries that need to be corrected).

      The petition must be supported by the following:

      1. A certified true machine copy of the certificate of the page of the registry book containing the entry sought to be corrected;

      2. At least two public or private documents showing the correct entry upon which the correction or change shall be based;

      3. Other documents that may be required by the LCR.

      4. Other documents that the petitioner needs to attach are:

      Earliest school records
      Medical records
      Baptismal certificate
      Medical certificate issued by an accredited government physician to prove that you have not undergone sex change or sex transplant.

      Expect additional document requirements as may be found necessary.

      In the event that the petition is granted, the decision shall be forwarded to the PSA and the proper annotation on your birth certificate shall be applied.

      Hope this helps.

      MC

  48. Hello gud day po. Wrong gender po ang nakalagay sa birthcertificate ko..pa help naman po kung paano ang proseso para makorek po ang gender..thanks po.

    1. Hi Glenlord,

      Here is what you need to do:

      Petition shall be in the form of an affidavit, subscribed and sworn to before an authorized notary public (someone authorized by law to administer oaths, particular erroneous entries that need to be corrected).

      The petition must be supported by the following:

      1. A certified true machine copy of the certificate of the page of the registry book containing the entry sought to be corrected;

      2. At least two public or private documents showing the correct entry upon which the correction or change shall be based;

      3. Other documents that may be required by the LCR.

      4. Other documents that the petitioner needs to attach are:

      Earliest school records
      Medical records
      Baptismal certificate
      Medical certificate issued by an accredited government physician to prove that you have not undergone sex change or sex transplant.

      Expect additional document requirements as may be found necessary.

      In the event that the petition is granted, the decision shall be forwarded to the PSA and the proper annotation on your birth certificate shall be applied.

      Hope this helps.

      MC

  49. Hello po ung sister ko po wrong gender ang problem sa birth certificate nya. Panu po mag start para maayos? thank you

    1. Hi Zcharina,

      Here is what you need to do:

      Petition shall be in the form of an affidavit, subscribed and sworn to before an authorized notary public (someone authorized by law to administer oaths, particular erroneous entries that need to be corrected).

      The petition must be supported by the following:

      1. A certified true machine copy of the certificate of the page of the registry book containing the entry sought to be corrected;

      2. At least two public or private documents showing the correct entry upon which the correction or change shall be based;

      3. Other documents that may be required by the LCR.

      4. Other documents that the petitioner needs to attach are:

      Earliest school records
      Medical records
      Baptismal certificate
      Medical certificate issued by an accredited government physician to prove that you have not undergone sex change or sex transplant.

      Expect additional document requirements as may be found necessary.

      In the event that the petition is granted, the decision shall be forwarded to the PSA and the proper annotation on your birth certificate shall be applied.

      Hope this helps.

      MC

  50. Hi! I would like to know what is the process to get my gender corrected. Yung po old certificate from municipal is female. Pero pagdating sa PSA gender lumalabas is male. How long would that get corrected?

    1. Hi Nikki,

      Here is what you need to do:

      Petition shall be in the form of an affidavit, subscribed and sworn to before an authorized notary public (someone authorized by law to administer oaths, particular erroneous entries that need to be corrected).

      The petition must be supported by the following:

      1. A certified true machine copy of the certificate of the page of the registry book containing the entry sought to be corrected;

      2. At least two public or private documents showing the correct entry upon which the correction or change shall be based;

      3. Other documents that may be required by the LCR.

      4. Other documents that the petitioner needs to attach are:

      Earliest school records
      Medical records
      Baptismal certificate
      Medical certificate issued by an accredited government physician to prove that you have not undergone sex change or sex transplant.

      Expect additional document requirements as may be found necessary.

      In the event that the petition is granted, the decision shall be forwarded to the PSA and the proper annotation on your birth certificate shall be applied.

      Hope this helps.

      MC

  51. Gud mrng.. Kulang po ng isang letter ang apilyedo ng anak ko instead arrieta isa lang r.. Pls help me po

    1. Hi Chris,

      The misspelled last name in the birth certificate should be corrected by filing a petition for correction of clerical error under the provisions of Republic Act 9048.

      The petition shall be filed with the local civil registry office of the city or municipality where the birth is registered.

      Supporting Documents

      1. Certified machine copy of the birth record containing the entry to be corrected;

      2. Not less than two (2) private or public documents upon which the correction shall be based like baptismal certificate, voters affidavit, employment record, GSIS/SSS record, medical record, business record, drivers license, insurance, land titles, certificate of land transfer, bank passbook, NBI/police clearance, civil registry records of ascendants;

      3. Notice/Certificate of Posting;
      Payment of one thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) as filing fee. For petitions filed abroad a fee of $50.00 or equivalent value in local currency shall be collected;

      4. Other documents which may be required by the concerned civil registrar.

      Hope this helps.

      MC

  52. Good day po,tanong ko lang po sana pano mag pabago ng name sa birth certificates ko Mary Ann po pangalan ko pero ginagamit ko po sa mga documents ko ay Ernelita lahat po ng record ay ayan gamit ko

    1. Hi Ernelita,

      Bakit iba ang pangalan na ginamit mo versus sa nakasulat sa birth certificate mo?

      Kung ipapabago mo ang pangalan mo sa birth certificate, kakailanganin mo ang services ng isang lawyer. Pwede kang mag inquire sa PAO ng advise.

      MC

    1. Hi Glenda,

      Please read the guidelines below:

      If the child was born before 1993

      a. A supplemental report has to be filed at the Local Civil Registry of the city or municipality where the birth was registered. If the child was born abroad, the report must be filed with the Philippine Consulate of the country where the birth was reported. In case the child is now residing in the Philippines, the report may be coursed through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Office of Consular Affairs.

      b. Apart from the owner of the birth certificate, the following may also file on behalf of the owner: owner’s spouse, children, parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, guardian, other person duly authorized by law or by the owner of the document sought to be corrected.

      c. If the owner of the record is a minor or physically or mentally incapacitated, the petition may be filed by his spouse, or any of his children, parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, guardians, or persons duly authorized by law.

      d. Bring an affidavit indicating the entry missed in the registration and the reasons why there was a failure in supplying the required entry. The LCR may require other documents as deemed necessary.

      If the child was born in 1993 onwards

      a. A petition for change of first name under R.A. 9048 must be filed with the local civil registry office of the city or municipality where the birth is registered. In case the owner has transferred to an area that is far from his place of birth (within the Philippines), the petition may be filed with the civil registry office of his current residency. If the owner was born abroad, he must file the petition at the Philippine Consulate where his birth was reported.

      b. Apart from the owner of the birth certificate, the petition may also be filed by the owner’s spouse, children, parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, guardians, other person duly authorized by law. The same are applicable if the owner of the record is a minor or physically or mentally incapacitated.

      c. The petitioner must bring the following documents upon filing:

      Certified machine copy of the birth record containing the entry to be corrected;
      Not less than two (2) private or public documents upon which the correction shall be based like baptismal certificate, voter’s affidavit, employment record, GSIS/SSS record, medical record, business record, driver’s license, insurance, land titles, certificate of land transfer, bank passbook;
      Notice / Certificate of Posting;
      Filing fee of Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000) if in the Philippines and $150.00 or equivalent value in local currency if filed abroad;
      NBI / Police Clearance, Civil Registry records of ascendants and other clearances as may be required;
      Proof of publication and other documents that may be required by the civil registrar.

      MC

  53. Hello po ask ko lang po about dun sa birthplace ko.nkalagay lang po kc dun ay ung pangalan ng clinic..pno po ung process nun pra mka kuha po ulit ako ng bgong PSA.

    1. Bring 2 copies of the latest LCR and PSA copies of birth certificate to be corrected to the LCR.

      Bring a certification from the hospital where you were born; certificate must bear the hospital’s address.

      If the hospital is no longer in business, submit a certificate from the barangay to prove that the hospital used to be established in the area.

      School records of petitioner
      Voter’s registration records
      Latest community tax certificate from place of residence or place or work.

      1. Hi Rogelyn,

        Here is what you need to do:

        Petition shall be in the form of an affidavit, subscribed and sworn to before an authorized notary public (someone authorized by law to administer oaths, particular erroneous entries that need to be corrected).

        The petition must be supported by the following:

        1.A certified true machine copy of the certificate of the page of the registry book containing the entry sought to be corrected;

        2. At least two public or private documents showing the correct entry upon which the correction or change shall be based;

        3. Other documents that may be required by the LCR.

        4. Other documents that the petitioner needs to attach are:
        Earliest school records
        Medical records
        Baptismal certificate

        Medical certificate issued by an accredited government physician to prove that you have not undergone sex change or sex transplant.

        Expect additional document requirements as may be found necessary.

        In the event that the petition is granted, the decision shall be forwarded to the PSA and the proper annotation on your birth certificate shall be applied.

        Hope this helps.

        MC

      2. Hi Rogelyn,

        Here is what you need to do:

        1. Petition shall be in the form of an affidavit, subscribed and sworn to before an authorized notary public (someone authorized by law to administer oaths, particular erroneous entries that need to be corrected).

        2. The petition must be supported by the following:
        a. A certified true machine copy of the certificate of the page of the registry book containing the entry sought to be corrected;
        b. At least two public or private documents showing the correct entry upon which the correction or change shall be based;
        c. Other documents that may be required by the LCR.

        3. Other documents that the petitioner needs to attach are:
        a. Earliest school records
        b. Medical records
        c. Baptismal certificate
        d. Medical certificate issued by an accredited government physician to prove that you have not undergone sex change or sex transplant.

        4. Expect additional document requirements as may be found necessary.

        MC

  54. Help me please, 42 years na po akonv walang birth certificate. Conflict po kasi mga requirements ko. Ang place of birth sa baptismal ko ay marawi city pero ang ginamit ko sapagpaparehistro sa comelec at sa marriage certificate ay tacloban city. Wala pa kong grade 1 hiwalay na magulang namin, naiwan kami sa pangangalag ni lola na syanv nagpabinyag sa amin. Marawi city ang ginamit nyang place of birth namin para daw may karapatan kaming habulin ang tatay naming maranao kahit sa tacloban naman talaga kami pinanganak. Patay na po si lola, 10 years ago na. Sana mabigyan nyo kami ng advice, thank you po.

    1. Hi Jasmine,

      Pwede mong ipa-correct ang birthplace mo sa iyong birth certificate.

      Narito ang mga requirements (pwedeng mag require pa ng additional ang munisipyo)

      1. Latest Copy of Marriage Certificate to be corrected ( Local Copy and PSA Copy – Have it photocopy for one (1)

      2. One original copy and one Xerox/photo copy of birth certificate of the person that needs to be corrected (certified local
      copy or PSA copy)

      3. 2 Xerox copies of personal Records with date and place of birth. Please bring original copies
       Baptismal certificate
       School records (F-137/138 or certification either Elem or HS) or College (TOR)
       Voter’s registration record/voter’s affidavit (COMELEC)

      4. Other documents in relation to no. 4: GSIS/SSS record, diploma (Elem., HS or College/Vocational), Medical Record,
      Business Record, Service record, Insurance, Certificate of Land bank title, Passbook, Billing etc.

      5. 2 copies of valid ID of the petitioner and the document owner or SPA (Special Power of Attorney), if the petitioner is
      not the document owner like auntie, uncle, Godparents, client, friend, officemate etc.

      Dalhin mo sa munisipyo kung saan ka naka rehistro.

      Mabuti din na mag inquire ka muna sa kanila para ma-prepare mo lahat ng requirements in case may iba pa silang kailangan.

      MC

  55. Hi po ask?po kung anong dapat gawin sa birth certificate ng husband ko pumunta po ako ng psa pasay kumukuha ako ng record ng asawa ko ang lumabas dn ibang pangalan segondo salili po ang asawa arnulpo salili at nakalagay dn pang 3 anak ang asawa kpo pang apat sa magkakapatid dn pumunta ako sa lugar kung saan cya pinanganak late regestration pla cya ng october1997 pro ayaw i realese kc dw naka lock ung record na un ano po dapat gawin

    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      Nangyari yan dahil nagpa late register siya kahit na may original record na siya — ibig sabihin, na-rehistro na siya noon pa. Pero siguro dahil may nakitang mali sa birth certificate niya, ang ginawang solusyon ay late registration. So lumalabas, dalawa ang record niya. Invalidated yung late registration niya. Ang nakuha mong birth certificate sa Pasay ay yung original at unang registration niya kung saan ang pangalan niya ay Segondo.

      Subukan ninyong ipa-cancel yung original na record para yung late registration ang magamit na niyang record niya. Dadaan sa korte ito (cancellation of records) at ang desisyon ay manggagaling sa korte.

      MC

  56. Hello po. Gusto ko lang po malaman kung anong pwedeng gawin sa birth cert ng baby ko. Gamit nya po kasi surname ko then wala syang middle name. Gusto ko po sana gamitin nya surname ng papa nya. Magkano din po inaabot nun?

    1. Hi Airiel,

      Naka acknowledge ba ng father ng bata sa likod ng kanyang birth certificate?

      Maaaring mapalitan ang apelido ng bata kapag kinasal na kayo ng father niya. Pwede kang mag file ng Legitimation due to Subsequent Marriage.

      Kung hindi naman kayo kasal pero kinikilala ng ama ang kanyang anak, pwede kayong mag apply ng AUSF (Authority to Use the Surname of the Father). Ito ang katibayan na pumapayag ang ama na gamitin ng anak ang apelido niya sa birth certificate.

      MC

      1. pa help po yung PSA ko po no gender kaya po di tinanggap ng dfa. kaya ngayon fending ang appointment ko sa kanila .pero po yung LCR ko meron nmn pong nakalagay ano po dapat Kong gawin.binigyan lng po ako ng dFA ng 1 month para ayusin. yung mabilis po sanang akayon.salamat po.

      2. Hi Ellen,

        Kailangan mong mag file ng supplemental report sa LCR. Pero hindi aabot ng isang buwan ito. This will take about 2 to 3 months. Magpa appointment ka na sa DFA ngayon pa lang para habang inaasakiso mo ang supplemental ng bc mo, at least naka reserve ka na ng slot mo sa DFA.

        MC

  57. Hello po. My problem falls under #8.A. Only the name of the hospital is indicated in the birth place field. Question lang po. Anong school records ang need dalhin? I was born in Dasmarinas Cavite but I am staying in Cebu right now. Do I need to submit my school records in Cebu or in Dasma? Also, gaano po katagal matapos? Kasi po need ko pa mag file ng leave from my company para ma process to sa Manila.
    Thanks po!

    1. kung alin doon sa school records mo na may nakalagay na place of birth mo . 3-6 months inaabot ang process nyan. Yung pag file depende sa pagpasa mo ng mga requirements kung kumpleto or hindi.

      1. pahelp po.need po ng baby ko ng PSA copy ng Birth certificate para sa pag apply namin ng citizenship nya kaso sabi sa akin dahil daw di ako nakapagbayad ng endorsement fee kailangan ko po daw maghintay ng,6months to 1 year bago makakuha ng Copy sa PSA.Is there’s any way para mapabilis naman po yong process??

      2. Sa PSA po ba kayo nag tanong or sa munisipyo? Hindi niyo po ba sila natanong kung may alternative way para ma-process ng mas mabilis yung ipinapagawa ninyo?

  58. ask ko lang po pano pag dalawa niregister na BC mo tas mag kaiba yung tatay mo.
    ito po yung prob ko ngayon. Yung unang niregiser po sakin is yung ex ng mom ko tas ni register na din ako ni mama ulit don sa totoong tatay ko pero yun nga pag kkuha ako ng NSO ko or ssa PSA ang lumalabas is yung sa ex ng mom ko. help naman po please ayaw ko po kasi gumastos pa ng sobrang laki

  59. My fathers name po sa BC ay Arnoldo Corona pero lhat ng ID niyng gngmit ay Arnold Corona.May joint affidavit na po kami na lahat ung Arnoldo at Arnold ay iisa.nais po sana namin na magpapatanggal ng letter sa Birth Certificate?anu po kayang mga proseso..salamat po in advancr

    1. Hi Crestine,

      Pwede kayong mag file ng Petition for Correction (clerical error) sa munisipyo kung saan naka rehistro ang father ninyo. PWede ninyong ipa-correct ang spelling ng pangalan nya doon.

      MC

  60. My name is different from my PSA birth certificate. I am Elvira but my PSA birth certificate is Elvy. I live in Iligan City and my birth place is Plaridel, Bulacan. Do I have to go to Plaridel local registrar to change my name? I am 58 now and it’s for me to travel. Thank you.

    1. The procedure is you need to correct your document where it was registered. Coordinate with the LCR of Iligan if its possible to correct your B.C thru them although you are registered in the LCR of Plaridel,Bulacan?

  61. What if all original copies arecorrect, pero ina amin ng PSA na sila mismo ang nagkami sa pag scan ng birth certificate anu po ang gagawin? Dala at pinakita ko mga originals copies ng birth certificate ko na ang gender ko po ay Female, with capital letter, pero nun kumuha ako ng PSA record male, with small letter . Should i go personally to main PSA or what kc sabi sa LCR ng San Fabian magbabayad daw po ako ng 6000 para po maayos daw po.

  62. gud afternoon po..illigimate child po aq kc po pinanganak po aq hnd pa kasal ang parents ko..kya po apelyido ng mama ko dala ko..wala rin po aq middle name,,gusto ko po sna ipaayos para magamit ko po apelyido ng papa ko..ano po bang pwd kong gawin..??

  63. gud eve po.about sa friend ko po ito..illigitimate child po kc sya..ngkaanak sya kaso po ung nilagay na middle name ng anak nya is apelyido po ng tatay nya instead po sa mama nya kc illigitimate child sya..paano po maayos un?/kelangan pa po ba ng power of attorney??sna po masagot nyo..

  64. Hello po, ok lng po ba yon kung ang “Jr.” ay don nalagay sa first name instead po na sunod sya sa last name…???

  65. we have our birth cert already from PSA (NSO) but no gender was written..What should we do and how long can we received the amended correct entry from PSA? We have to travel in a month time.Kindly help.urgent for our passport..thanks

    1. Hi Milagros,

      Proceed to the municipal hall or city hall where your birth certificate was registered and ask them to check if your birth certificate on record bears the correct gender. If it does, request that the properly filled out birth certificate be endorsed to PSA (NSO) for certification.

      In case wala talagang nakasulat na gender kahit sa copies ng LCR, you’ll need to have the birth certificate corrected through a petition for correction of clerical error. You can have it facilitated at the LCR too, but may take 3 to 6 months before you get the corrected copy.

      MC

      1. Hi thanks much for a quick response..the gender of my husband was indicated actually in the LCR Tagbilaran,Bohol,where he was registered,and I already had a copy of the !st endorsement and a copy had been sent also to PSA ,Quezon City last Aug 22,2017..Now, I would like to know how long can I claim the amended one from PSA here in Butuan City where we are residing right now? ..we need to apply for a renewal of his passport,bec. of the commitment to travel abroad by end of next month Sept 2017..Is there a faster way to claim? Thank you

  66. Hi. I’m planning to get a passport. Sa birth certificate ko same yung middle initial ko at surname ko which is the surname of my mom nung dalaga pa sya. Nung pinanganak kasi ako di pa sila kasal. Pero sa BC may naka-attached naman na AFFIDAVIT OF PATERNITY sa second page. Ok lang ba yun ? o papabago ko pa ? salamat po

  67. Hi Po gud Eve..asking ko lng Po kung pewede o line Ang later registration NG birth certificate..meron Kasi nakausap asawa ko nag aayos sila ng late registration. They ask 1500 ,for the fee.. legitimate Po kayai yon..please help Po..thank

    1. Ok lang naman yung presyo pero ang risk jan is legit ba yan? Baka kasi gawan lang ng B.C na may annotation tapos hinid pala naka registr sa munisipyo at PSA(NSO) mas mganda na kayo na ang mag ayos personal.

  68. ask ko lang po kung pano macorrect ung no. of pregnancy sa birthcert ng anak ko dapat po 4 lng ang nkalagay dun kasi apat po dapat sila kung hindi ako nakunan pero nakalagay po dun 5 na sila.. d ko po tuloy makuha yung sss benifits ko.. salamat po

  69. Gusto ko po sana ipa change ang number of birth po kasi nka lagay sa birth cert 2nd baby insted na 1st baby.ano po requirement?at magkano ang magagastos??thank u po

      1. Hi Jenn,

        Subukan niyo munang pumunta ng PSA to get a copy of Negative Certification. Pag meron ka na nun, pumunta kayo sa munisipyo kung saan naka rehistro ang father mo. Ask kung meron silang copy ng birth certificate ng father mo. Kung meron: mang hingi ka ng endorsement para ma forward yung record ng father mo sa PSA. Kung wala: mag file ka ng late registration of birth. Ang list of requirements, ibibigay na sayo sa LCR.

        MC

      2. Hi, lately ko lng nalaman na sa birth certificate ko ang first name ko pala ay Ronald pero ever since sa lahat ng document, id etc. Ang gamit ko ay Ronaldo ano po dapat kung gawin. Salamat po.

      3. Hi Ronaldo,

        Mag inquire ka muna sa LCR kung saan naka register ang birth certificate mo para malaman mo kung pwedeng Petition for correction of clerical error lang yan. Ibig sabihin, aalisin lang yung o sa dulo ng name mo to make it Ronald.

        However, may malaking posibilidad na padaanin yan sa isang court order kasi ang name na Ronald ay valid name din. Madalas kasi , pumapayag lang silang ituring na clerical error ang misspelled first name kung hindi valid yung misspelled name (or a name that does not make sense).. Since Ronald is a valid name, pwedeng lumabas na change of name ang mangyayari sa iyo (at hindi correction). Pag change of name ang nangyari, dadaan sa court hearing yan.

        May option ka din to adopt your true name (Ronald) and just change your documents and IDs with the correct spelling of your name. Mas mura yun dahil affidavit lang ang i-execute mo sa mga offices (like SSS, Pag-IBIG, banks, etc) para baguhin nila ang pangalan mo.

        MC

  70. Hello po, denied po ang passport ko kasi ang birthplace ko po sa NSO ay naka abbreviate, embes na Calbayog City, calb city lng naka lagay. I was advised to get form IA but abbreviated then dun ang birthplace at di cla allowed to alter anything daw on the paper since yun ang nsa original copy. Can you pls advise how to proceed?
    Maraming salamat po

    1. Hi Jelyn,

      Pwede kang mag file ng petition to correct the information regarding your birth place sa birth certificate mo.

      Here are the steps you need to follow when filing for correction of your place of birth under RA 9048:

      Here are the steps you need to follow when filing for correction of your place of birth under RA 9048:

      (a). 2 latest certified LCR copies and 2 latest PSA (formerly NSO) copies of birth certificate to be corrected.

      (b). 2 latest certified copies of certification from the hospital indicating the exact hospital address. IF the hospital or clinic where the birth certificate owner was born is no longer in existence, the petitioner needs to submit a certification from the Barangay stating that the said hospital or clinic was formerly established in the area and is now no longer in operation.

      (c). 2 copies of baptismal certificate.

      d). 2 copies of school records, Elementary and High School, either Form 137/138 or Certificate or College Transcript of Records (TOR).

      e). 2 Certified copies of Voter’s Registration record/voters’ affidavit (COMELEC).

      f). 2 copies of valid ID of the petitioner and the document owner and 1 copy of latest community tax certificate from the place of work or residence.

      (g). SPA (Special Power or Attorney). If the petitioner is abroad, or sick, he/she can be represented by a lawyer or his/her nearest relative (up to third degree of consanguinity).

      File mo ito sa munisipyo kung saan ka pinanganak.

      MC

  71. Anu-ano po ang mga kailangan kapag gender ang mali para maipacorrect? Di po ako makakapagparenew ng passport hanggang di maipacorrect ang gender sa BC ko. At magkano po ang gastos sa pagpapacorrect ng gender? Tnx po.

    1. Hi Ms Elvira,

      Here are the mandatory requirements when filing for correction of gender under RA 10172:

      (a). Latest certified machine copy and one photocopy of the birth certificate to be corrected, issued by the LCR.

      (b). Latest PSA copy and one photocopy of the birth certificate to be corrected.

      (c). Medical certificate issued by the City Health Officer as to the true gender of the document owner and same has not undergone sex change or sex transplant.

      Other requirements will be advised by the LCR.

      We are not sure how much LCRs charge for this type of correction; below are the fees charged by the Manila City Hall which you may use as reference:

      Registration fee – P3,000.00
      Certified photocopy – P230.00 for single petition and P350.00 for double petition
      Transmittal fee – P210.00 for single petition and P330.00 double petition

      MC

  72. Paano ba ma correct ang change of name kasi iba ang name ko sa birth certificate instead of verna ang nka lagay sa birth certificate is vernisita mgkano ba ang gagastusin nito at ano ang mga requirements pag change of name.

    1. Hi Verna,

      Kung maraming letters ang naidagdag (o nabawas or mali) sa iyong pangalan as written in your birth certificate, change of name na ang kailangan mong gawin. Maaari kang mag inquire sa fees ng name change sa LCR o sa abogado.

      MC

  73. Good day! Sana po matulungan niyo po ako. Magpaparenew po kasi ako ng passport sa DFA Aseana, nakita nila na may problema po yung citizenship ng nanay ko sa sistem nila kasi nkita nila sa birthcertificate ko naman ay iba. Sa computer sistem nila ay nakasulat po ay Chinese Citizen subalit sa birthceritifcate ko ay naka Filipino po ang nanay ko. Ngrequest na po ako sa PSA at lumabas na chinese citizenship po ang nanay ko sa kanyang birthcertificate at marriage certificate. Pinakita ko naman po ito sa DFA staff, pero binigyan nila ako ng 3 months para ayusin daw po ito, bago nila ayusin ang pagrerenew ko po ng passport. Ito po ba ay saklaw ng clerical error? 1955 po pinanganak nanay ko at ako naman po ay 1985. Maari niyo po ba akong matulungan kung saan ko aayusin o uumpisahan? paano po? gaano katagal at magkano pong halaga ang dapat ko pong ipunin para ayusin ito? maraming salamat po. lumubos na gumagalang. God Bless po.

  74. Open po ba every saturday ang PSA Sta Mesa Manila? Mag pafollow-up po kasi ako ng birthcert ko. Thank you

  75. #9 is my problem and also i am out of the country. Can my spouse process the court proceedings? Or can i file the proceedings abroad.

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  76. Hi po need ko Po ng advice Kung paano Po maicorrect ang BC ng anak ko gamit nya apelyido ko,nakalagay Po sa middle initial na dapat Nasa Surname paano Po ba maayos….tnx and good day

  77. Gamit ko po apelido ng tatay ko hangang sa pagpapaksal ko kc po me hawak akong BC na certified true copy ngayon po nang kumuha na ako ng PSA copy apelido lang ng nanay ko nakalagay at wala pong nakasulat na tatay don sa birth ko paano po gagawin ko sa pagkuha ng passport at sa mga dokomento ng mga anak ko pwede ko po bang mailipat yung apelido ko sa tatay kaso po late na sila nagpakasal 1993 at ako po 1984 pinanganak at Patay na po ANG tatay ko help po master naguguluhan po talaga ako salamat god bless

    1. Mag pa file ka ng legitimation due to subsequent marriage para magamit mo yung surname ng tatay mo. Punta ka sa munisipyo kung saan ka naka register.

  78. Hi po yong last name ko po kase mapunta sa middle pahelp naman po ako hindi po kase kame makapagpakasal ng asawa ko salamat po waiting for your feed back

      1. Mam pa help naman po gusto ko po kc sanang makapg pa late registered para po makakuha ako nag psa certificate ko kasi po nung kumuha ako nang psa qo nakalagay not valid kaylangan ko dw po mgpalate registered pa help naman po panu

      2. Hi Teresa,

        Bakit daw po “not valid” ang result?

        Nasiguro niyo na po ba na talagang hindi kayo na-register before?

        Kasi, kung magpapa late register kayo ngayon, tapos lalabas later on na naka rehistro pala kayo at hindi lang agad nahanap ang records niyo, mado-doble po ang registration niyo.

        Just the same, narito po ang proseso ng late registration pero ang advice po namin sa inyo ay siguraduhin niyo muna na talagang wala kayong registration before bago kayo mag file ng late registration:

        If the person is less than eighteen (18) years old, the following
        shall be required:

        1. Four (4) copies of the Certificate of Live Birth duly
        accomplished and signed by the proper parties;

        2. Accomplished Affidavit for Delayed Registration at the back of
        Certificate of Live Birth by the father, mother, or guardian,
        declaring therein, among other things, the following:
        a. name of child
        b. date and palce of birth
        c. name of the father if the child is illegitmate and has
        been acknowledged by him;
        d. if legitimate, the date and place of marriage of parents;
        e. reason for not registering the birth within thirty (30)
        days after the date of birth

        3. In case the party seeking late registration of the birth of an
        illegitimate child is not the mother, the party shall, in addition to
        the foregoing facts, declare in a sworn statement the recent
        whereabouts of the mother.

        4. Any two of the following documentary evidences which may show
        the name of the child, date and palce of birth, and name of mother
        (and name of father, if the child has been acknowledged):

        a. baptismal certificate;
        b. school records (nursery, kinder-garten, or preparatory;
        c. income tax return of parent/s;
        d. insurance policy;
        e. medical records; and
        f. others, such as barangay captain’s certification.

        Affidavit of two disinterested persons who might have
        witnessed or known the birth of the child.

        You can find more info at http://www.citizenservices.com.ph

        Hope this helps.

        MC

      3. ang gamit ko po ay ang apelido ng tatay ko kc may kopya po aq sa LCR na naka apelido na sa tatay ko pero nung kumuha po aq ng NSO sa apelido parin ng nanay ko ang nakalagay. taga surigao po ako nakarehistro pero sa pampanga na po ako nakatira at nakapag asawat nag kaanak ano po pwd k gawin. sana matolungan po ako kung ano pwd k gawin

      4. Hi Albert,

        Bakit ka naka apelido sa nanay mo? Hindi ba sila kasal nung ipanganak ka?

        Nagpakasal ba sila pagka panganak sa yo at nag file ba sila ng Legitimation Due To Subsequent Marriage?

        MC

    1. Mam asking po kung paano ko makorek ang aking birth year which is 1966 what i am using is 1968

    2. Good morning po sir/ ma’am..pa help naman po AQ..me problem KC sa PSA q.. problema kupo KC middle name q..Ramirez po dapat pero Ang nakalagay po Ramirez,Ramirez po dapat

      1. Ramires po KC Ang nakalagay sa middle name q..(Ramirez po dapat).baka matulungan nio po AQ sir/ma’am..Hindi po KC AQ makakuha ng passport.nasayang lang po binayad q sablagkuha ng passport.

      2. Hi Leo,

        Pwede kang magpa-correct sa munisipyo kung saan naka rehistro ang birth certificate mo. Pwedeng i-correct ang spelling ng middle name mo through a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error. Magdala ka ng PSA birth certificate ng mother mo para may basehan sila ng tamang spelling ng middle name mo.

        MC

    3. Gudmorning po, kumuha po ako birthcertificate ko, cristina po ang pangalan ko, ang lumabas po cristina, tapos bday ko po, june 5,1978,,bakit po july 15,1978 sa psa.
      Kinasal po ako nung april 14,1997,,nagpasa po ako ng birthcertificate ko nung time na yun, cristina po at june 5 1978 ang nakalagay, tapos po October 1 2019,,nagrequest po ako ng psa sa savemor bakit mali po yung lumabas

      1. Hi Cristina,

        Saan mo kinuha yung copy ng birth certificate mo na ginamit mo nung ikasal ka? PSA copy na ba yun? Malamang hindi pa.

        Hindi ka ba nagpa late registration?

        MC

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