List of Requirements for Change of First Name in your PSA Birth Certificate

4 Apr 30

If the first name written on your PSA birth certificate is not the name that you are using in most (if not all) of your IDs and transactions, you need to have it changed.  It is important that the details in your IDs and those written in your birth certificate match, especially when you are applying for a passport.

As mentioned in our previous blog, changing your first name in your birth certificate is considered an administrative correction.  Therefore, you need to file a petition for change of the first name under the provisions of R.A. 9048.

Here are the list of documentary requirements, IDs, and fees:

  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;
  3. Notice/Certificate of Posting;
  4. Payment of Three Thousand Pesos (P3,000) as the filing fee. For petitions filed abroad, a fee of $150 or equivalent value in local currency shall be collected;
  5. Other documents which may be required by the concerned civil registrar;
  6. NBI/Police Clearance, civil registry records of ascendants and other clearances as may be required by the concerned civil registry office;
  7. Proof of publication.

The petitioner may file the documents with the Local Civil Registry (LCR) office of the city or municipality where the birth is registered.  If he no longer lives in the place where he was born, he may file it at the LCR office where he is currently residing.

If the petitioner was born abroad, he may file the correction at the Philippine Consulate office where the birth was reported.

Source: www.psa.gov.ph

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19 thoughts on “List of Requirements for Change of First Name in your PSA Birth Certificate

    1. May basehan po ang pagpapalit ng pangalan. Dapat may compelling reason bakit kailangang palitan (pangit ang name, or may double-meaning, etc). Pwede po kayong mag inquire sa abogado if you really want to pursue ang pagpapalit ng pangalan.

  1. Panu po un kc s romblon po pinanganak mother q.nasunog n daw po ung munisipyo nila dun kya di n mkakuha ng LCR ng birth cert nya.panu po kya gagawin nmin.change po ang ififile nya

  2. Hi. Papaayos ko sana birth certificate ng mother ko. Kasi yung Mercedes niya sa birth certificate ‘Mercedez’. Tapos nag inquire na ako sa LCR 6mos ago, pero parang 7k yung hinihingi samin. Kukuha ko kasi ng passport mother ko e.

    1. Ang rates and fees po kasi sa correction ay iba-iba depende po sa munisipyo.

      Basta’t siguruhin ninyo na hindi fixer ang kausap ninyo; makipag transact lang sa mga employees mismo ng munisipyo at kung may pababayaran sa inyo, siguraduhing sa cashier ng munisipyo kayo magbabayad at ma-issuehan kayo ng resibo ng gobyerno.

  3. im requesting birth certificate,my birthplace is Sanjose Northern Samar,but no Sanjose Northern Samar in your choosen municipality record instead it is Lapinig northern samar only,,pls help me

  4. hi po
    mam nung mag consult po ako sa legal assentant ng PSA main ang sabi po saakin kuha daw po ako suplemental report sa lcr kung saan po ako nka rehestro,ang pangalan ko po ksi sa psa ay bb boy smantala po ang ginagamit ko ay reymark anthony sa first name ko,ok na po ba yun d ko po ba kylangan mag pa suplemental report,or change of my frst name,tapos tungkol nman po sa middle name po ng magulang ko ay nagkapalit kylangan ko rin po ba ipa clerical correction tnx po sa sagut

    1. Tama yung advise sa iyo ng PSA. Ano ang nirecommend nilang solution sa nagkapalit na middle name and last name mo? You can inquire na din sa LCR para malaman kung pwedeng petition for correction of clerical error yan, using your parents’ birth certificates as basis for the correct middle and last names.

  5. gud eve po mam ilang araw po kya pagpaayos ng change of frst name bb boy masagca enciso po ksi nka lagay pero yung ginagamit ko po reymark anthony masagca enciso

  6. gud eve po mam ilang araw po kya pagpaayos ng change of frst name bb boy masagca enciso po ksi nka lagay pero yung ginagamit ko po reymark anthony masagca enciso

    1. Bakit niyo po papapalitan ang first name ninyo?

      Kailangan niyo pong mag inquire sa munisipyo or LCR kung saan kayo naka rehistro kung papano ang process sa change of name. Normally po kasi, dumadaan sa court hearing ang ganyang proseso.

    1. Maiiba lang po yan kung ma-acknowledge sila ng biological father nila, or kung aampunin sila legally, o kung dadaan kayo sa korte at magkaroon ng hearing para mapalitan ang apelido nila.

  7. Hello po…ngsubmit ako ng application for correction of spelling (First letter of my first name from letter H to letter G…) Tanong lang po…ilang months ba hintayin ko? pwde po bang magfollow up dito…salamat po

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