How Do I Change My Mother’s Name on my PSA Birth Certificate?

Feb 14

Sofie has always known that her mother’s name is Emelita.  That is the name written on all her mother’s IDs and on the birth certificates of Sofie and her siblings.  However, when Aling Emelita requested for a copy of her PSA birth certificate, they were shocked to see that her name is actually not Emelita but Maria Rosario!  All other information on her birth certificate is correct, her birth date, birthplace, and the names of her parents.  Everything, except her name.

They discovered this in the early ‘90s when Aling Emelita was preparing to work abroad.  Since she was in a hurry to get a passport, she resolved to use her Maria Rosario birth certificate and was granted a passport as Maria Rosario.

When Sofie graduated from high school with flying colors, her parents gifted her and her siblings a trip to Tokyo Disneyland.  Sofie and her three siblings, all minors, trooped to the DFA to get their passports.  But they were all horribly disappointed when their applications were put on hold because of the inconsistency in their mother’s name as written on their birth certificates and the name that appears on their mother’s birth certificate.  On their birth certificates, their mother is Emelita.  But on Aling Emelita’s, her name is Maria Rosario.

How does one correct their parent’s name as it appears on their birth certificate?

While it is clear that Aling Emelita has chosen to simply adopt her name as written on her birth certificate (Maria Rosario), she failed to work on correcting the details on her children’s birth certificates, where her name is still written as Emelita. 

Sofie and her siblings need to have their birth certificates corrected to reflect their mother’s name as Maria Rosario.  Here’s what they need to do:

  1. They need to go to the Local Civil Registry of their birthplace and request for correction of their mother’s name as it appears on their birth certificates.
  2. They must bring a copy of Aling Emelita’s PSA birth certificate where her name is written as Maria Rosario.  Any other government-issued ID of Aling Emelita (as Maria Rosario) will likewise help in further solidifying their petition.
  3. Fees vary according to municipality and payments must be made only with the city or municipal hall’s cashier.  All payments must be issued with a government receipt.  Be wary of fixers.
  4. When the petition is successfully filed by the LCR, Sofie and her siblings will be given a copy of the Finality and Endorsement pertaining to the correction they requested.
  5. After three to six months, they can begin following up with the PSA for the corrected copies of their birth certificates.  When making a follow-up, bring the Finality and Endorsement documents from the LCR.
  6. The first corrected copies of their birth certificates must be claimed at the PSA head office in Sta. Mesa, building 2.  All other succeeding copies may be requested online at www.psahelpline.ph.

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31 thoughts on “How Do I Change My Mother’s Name on my PSA Birth Certificate?

  1. Same case,How much to pay only 1 letter to my name to birth certificate of my children?and requirements i needed?

    1. Kung isang letra lang ang mali sa first name mo sa iyong birth certificate, pwede kang mag file ng Petition for Correction of Clerical Error sa munisipyo kung saan naka rehistro ang birth certificate. Dalhin mo ang birth certificate copy na may error, ipakita mo sa LCR, at sila ang mag determine kung ano ang requirements at fees.

  2. Hi good day ..

    Paano po kaya to ? Ngayon ko lang nalaman n ang record ko sa psa ay baby girl ang pangalan ko ..? Pero since birth ay angelica ang gngmit ko n pangalan maging sa mga ids ko .. may anak ako ngaun pwede ko b papalitan ung pangalan ng magulang n nklgay sa birth certificate nya gagawin ko baby girl imbis na angelica ?? And also pde b n sundin ko n lng u g baby girl n pangalan .ano kailangan para mapalitan mga documents ko salamat .

  3. Hello po. Pano kaya gagawin s bcert. Ng anak q. Ung mothers name kc n ginamit ng mama nya ay ung name nya sa tita nya n nagpalaki s kaniya pro hnd nkarehistro s psa.un dn gamit nya nun ngaral dw sya. Kaso ung real name n nya ngaun ang ginagamit nya kc hnd sya maissuehan ng bcert.Pano po gagawin pra ung real name ng mama nya ung ipalit s bcert. Ng anak ko?nsa ibang bansa ung mama ng anak q ngaun. Salamat!

    1. Hi Eugene,

      Pwede ninyong ipa correct yung pangalan ng mother as it appears in the child’s birth certificate. May kopya ba kayo ng PSA birth certificate ng mother niya?

      Kung meron, dalhin niyo ito sa munisipyo kung saan naka rehistro ang anak ninyo at mag request kayo ng correction ng mother’s name. Mag dala din kayo ng iba pang valid IDs ng mother.

      Pag naka file na yung correction sa LCR, bibigyan nila kayo ng Finality and Endorsement. After 3 to 6 months, pwede na kayong mag follow up sa PSA office sa East Avenue QC. Dalhin niyo ang Finality and Endorsement kapag nagf-follow up.

      MC

  4. Good day!

    Ask ko lang po kasi yung sa una kong birth cert, na misspelled and name ng mother ko pero naka pag file na siya for correction at ok na ngayon, then nag apply ako psa birth certificate at nilagay ko din yung corrected name ng mother ko. Now the question is, yung sa psa ko po na inapply, masusunod na po ba yung corrected name ng mother ko?

    Thank you.

    1. Hi May,

      Pag nakakuha ka ng bagong copy ng birth certificate, dapat may annotation na to show the corrected name of your mother — PERO — hindi na mapapalitan yung naka sulat mismo sa birth certificate mo. Magkakaroon na lang ng note sa taas or sa side ng document na nag undergo ng correction ang birth certificate mo at ilalagay dun ang correct na name ng mother mo.

      MC

  5. Good day,

    Ask ko lang po kung pano kaya ang process pag mali yung names ng parents sa birth cert?

    Ang nasa birth cert ko po kasi na name ng tatay ko Joji pero ang nasa birth cert nya ay Jugie.

    Sa aking Nanay naman po ay Gina lang ang nakalagay sa aking birth cert pero meron pala syang Maria so dapat po ay Maria Gina.

    Sana po mabigyan nyo ako ng details kung paano ko ito pwdeng ipa-update.

    Thank you po,

    1. Hi Peachy,

      Ito ang pwede ninyong gawin:

      1. Go to the Local Civil Registry of your birthplace and request for correction of your parents’ name as it appears on your birth certificates.

      2. You must bring a copy of your parents’ PSA birth certificate where their names are written as Jugie and Maria Gina. Any other government-issued ID of your parents will likewise help in further solidifying your petition.

      3. Fees vary according to municipality and payments must be made only with the city or municipal hall’s cashier. All payments must be issued with a government receipt. Be wary of fixers.

      4. When the petition is successfully filed by the LCR, you will be given a copy of the Finality and Endorsement pertaining to the correction you requested.

      5. After three to six months, you can begin following up with the PSA for the corrected copies of you birth certificate. When making a follow-up, bring the Finality and Endorsement documents from the LCR.

      6. The first corrected copy of your birth certificate must be claimed at the PSA head office in Sta. Mesa, building 2. All other succeeding copies may be requested online at http://www.psahelpline.ph.

      MC

  6. Good day!

    Ano po bang petition ang dapat na i-file namin ng mother ko, Petition for Correction of Name or Petition for Change of First Name?

    YOLANDA ang gamit niyang name simula nung nag-aral siya hanggang ngayon at yun din ang nakalagay sa BAPTISMAL niya. Nung kukuha na kami ng birth certificate niya s LCR, no record found daw. Tapos nung nag apply na kami for late registration sabi naman may record na lumalabas kapag inencode na yung name ng mother niya. Ang problema, AMELIA ang nakarehistro sa BIRTH CERTIFICATE tapos mali rin yung first name ng father niya. Tama yung name ng mother nya and yung birth date.

    THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

    1. Hi Maui,

      Kung totally different name ang nakalagay sa birth certificate versus sa actual na ginagamit na pangalan, dalawa ang pwedeng gawin ng petitioner:

      1. Pwede siyang mag issue ng affidavit stating that Yolanda and Amelia are the same persons (Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons). Pero moving forward, kailangan gamitin na niya yung pangalan na Amelia.

      2. Pwede din siyang mag file ng Petition for Change of First Name para mapalitan na mismo ang nakasulat sa birth certificate niya. At Yolanda na ang gagamitin niya.

      MC

  7. How do i change my parent’s name in my birth certicate. I was born 1987. My grandparents are my parents in my birth certificate, so my biological mother by law is just my sister. How do we correct this?

  8. usually how long to get the corrected mother’s name?I need to get passport as soon as possible but I need to change my mother’name in my birthcertificate..there is easiest?

  9. hi, i have questions po i am single parent. i find out that my son birth cert. was incorrect. ang nakasulat na mother name is my mother at hindi sa pangalan ko ano po requirments pra ma correct yung mistake at gaano po katagal ang process as i am planning to bring my son abroad. lately ko lng nalaman nung kinuhanan ko sya ng PSA certifecation documents para sana sa passport nya. di ko na napansin after 2 months kasi giving birth with him bumalik na ako ng abroad. any advice po thank you.

    1. Hi Arlene,

      It would be best for you to consult the LCR of the city or town where your child was born (or registered). They can give you the best advise.

      Meanwhile, here are the steps in correcting the parents’ information in a child’s birth certificate.

      1. You need to go to the Local Civil Registry of your child’s birthplace and request for correction of your name as it appears on your child’s birth certificate.

      2. Bring a copy of your PSA birth certificate.

      3. Fees vary according to municipality and payments must be made only with the city or municipal hall’s cashier. All payments must be issued with a government receipt. Be wary of fixers.

      4. When the petition is successfully filed by the LCR, you will be given a copy of the Finality and Endorsement pertaining to the correction you requested.

      5. After three to six months, you can begin following up with the PSA for the corrected copy of your child’s birth certificate. When making a follow-up, bring the Finality and Endorsement documents from the LCR.

      6. The first corrected copy of the birth certificate must be claimed at the PSA head office in Sta. Mesa, building 2. All other succeeding copies may be requested online at http://www.psahelpline.ph.

      Again, there may be other steps and documents that the LCR may require. There is also a possibility that a court hearing be required. Make sure you consult only with a personnel of the LCR or the municipal hall or city hall.

      MC

  10. Yung marriage certificate ko po ay mali yung MIDDLE NAME NG FATHER KO. Big deal po ba yun? kasi sa parents ko lang po yung may mali na name.. pero the rest po ay tama na. Anu po kailangan gawin kung ganun?

    1. Hi Yan,

      Kahit na anong discrepancy sa ating public documents, tulad ng birth certificate, ay maaaring ma-consider as ‘big deal’.

      Pwede niyo itong ipa-correct sa munisipyo; kailangan lang mag pakita kayo ng birth certificate ng father mo as reference for the correct spelling of his middle name in your birth certificate.

      MC

  11. Good day po… Yung mother ko po, nung kumuha siya ng PSA mali po yung first name nya.. Marie nakalagay.. pero ang ginagamit po niya na pangalan at Elisa may LCR at NSO po siya na Elisa.. pero yung sa PSA sabi na blocked na daw po yung Elisa since ang unang narehisto daw talaga at Marie, tapos pinapalitan daw po kasi ng lola ko yung name nya dati dahil ayaw nya nun. Anu po ba ang kailangan gawin at rerquirements.. at yung birth place din po ay magkaiba.

  12. Magandang buhay po..government employee po ako. kukuha napo sana ako ng passport ng makita po sa birth certificate ko na Male ang gender ko..nagtanong ako sa local civil registry namin…sabi aabutin daw ng almost 10k ang pagsasaayos nun…tama po ba na ganun ang aabutin na gastos para lang mapalitan ung gender? salamat po sa sagot. 🙂

    1. Hi Jenifer,

      Ang fees for correction ay iba-iba, base sa mga munisipyo. Pero hindi naman aabot ng 10k. May mga hihingin sa iyo na documents like medical records, old school records. Ang lahat ng ito ay may bayad, depende sa kung saan mo kukunin. Pero overall, hindi naman dapat umabot ng 10k.

      Para makasiguro ka, mag inquire ka sa munisipyo ninyo, o sa abogado kung may kakilala ka. Kung magbabayad ka, siguraduhing sa kahera ng government agency ka mag babayad, o sa kahera ng munisipyo, at siguruhing mabibigyan ka ng valid receipt para makasiguro kang legitimate ang lahat ng charges nila sa iyo.

      Huwag na huwag kang makiki transact sa mga fixer.

      MC

  13. Hi gud pm. Ask q lng po pano mapalitan ung surname q. nd po aq acknowledge ng tatay q pero dala q surname nya at di po cla kasal ng nanay q. Nabuntisan lng po nya & I was born 1978 at 2012 q lng xa nakita at na meet kc need q ung middle name ng mother nya for my dfa application that time.
    Mali din ung name ng nanay q kc middle name nya at surname ng tatay q ang nkalagay sa bcert q nang nd nman cla kasal at nkalagay illigitimate aq.
    Gusto q malaman pano ang proseso at posibleng gastos.pra d2.
    Tnx!

  14. Paano po ung Maria at Ma. ? Dati po ang nakasanayan kong gamitin ay Ma. sa documents ko, sa school records, sa mga IDs. at birth certificate ng anak ko. Pati nung kumuha ako ng SSS no. ay Ma. lng din ang ginamit ko pero hindi nila ako nainform na pinalitan pala nila ng Maria dahil binase nila dun sa birth certificate ko. Nalaman ko nlng nung kukuha ng SSS ID dahil hindi daw pwede ung ID na pinakita dahil Ma. lang nka lagay dito, Kailangan ko daw mag produce ng ID na Maria ang nakalagay, kaya lahat ng documents ko ay inupdate ko at pinalitan ko nlng ng Maria. Ang hindi ko lng po napalitan ay ung sa birth certificate ng anak ko. Magkakaroon po ba ito ng problema kalaunan? Umaasa po ako sa inyong tugon. Maraming salamat po.

  15. Good day! I’m one of your subscriber. I just wanna ask wha are the requirements needed for the annotation of birth certificate?How and where to file for birth certificate annotaion? Hoping for your response.Thank you.

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

    1. Hi Liza Anne,

      Ang lahat ng annotations sa birth certificate ay mangyayari lamang kapag nakapag file ng petition or any kind of request para ma-correct o may mabago sa iyong birth certificate. Gagawin ito sa munisipyo kung saan naka rehistro ang birth mo.

      MC

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