How do I Correct the Errors on my Birth Certificate?

Since a child’s birth certificate is populated manually and almost always, by persons other than the parents of the child, errors are bound to happen. Simple errors can be corrected by a trip to the Local Civil Registry office where the birth was registered. Other errors are more complex and will need the intervention of a lawyer for a solution.

To know whether the error on your birth certificate is simple or complex, you may refer to the list below. We lifted this from the website of lawyerphilippines.org:

Birth certificate errors that you can refer to the LCR for correction:

  1. Change of First Name
    1. First name on birth certificate is Baby Boy, Baby Girl, Boy, or Girl and the child was born 1993 onwards.
  2. Wrong gender or date of birth (RA 10172)
    1. Wrong gender checked on the birth certificate
    1. Day or month of birth is wrong.
  3. Correction of clerical error:
    1. Blurred first, middle, or last name
    1. Mother’s middle name is wrong and child’s name is correct.
    1. Child’s middle name is wrong and mother’s is correct.
    1. Misspelled first name, middle name, last name.
  4. Supplemental report
    1. No first name, no last name, no middle name if legitimate or no middle name if illegitimate and acknowledged by father.
    1. First name on birth certificate is Baby Boy, Baby Girl, Boy, or Girl and the child was born before 1993.
    1. No check mark for gender or both genders checked.

If the correction you are showing on your birth certificate does not fall under any of the above-mentioned, there is a possibility that you will need the advice of a lawyer. 

Of course, to be absolutely sure, it is best that you bring the erroneous birth certificate copy to the LCR first and seek their advice. They will know best how to help you correct the errors on your civil registry document.

The fees and requirements to complete the corrections shall be determined by the LCR or the lawyer, who ever will be handling your case.  Always make sure to transact only with LCR staff when having your civil registry documents assessed and processed.

I hope you found this article helpful.  If you have questions about your birth certificate (or other civil registry documents), please send me an email and I shall do my best to find the answers for you.

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25 thoughts on “How do I Correct the Errors on my Birth Certificate?

  1. ask ko lang sana po kong pwd pa ba mag late registeretion of birth certificate now recod po ako seens wala pa akong birth certificate anu po ba ang requirements sana matulongan po ako

    1. Kung sigurado po kayong hindi pa na rehistro ang birth niyo, pwede kayong mag file ng late registration of birth. Pumunta po kayo sa LCR (munisipyo) ng lugar kung saan kayo ipinanganak o kung saan kayo presently nakatira. Mag inquire po kayo sa requirements, fees, at process ng late registration of birth.

  2. erna r lagulao ni sa p3 salvaciin prosperidad agusan del.pwd ko mag process ug birth certificate ni ,emy robles lagulao.iyang birthday january 20 ,1966.ang mama sofia cabusas robles.iyang papa teodoro maguinda lagulao.pila ang bayad maam.

    1. Hi Emy! May malapit bang PSA office diyan sa lugar ninyo? Pumunta ka sa pinaka malapit na PSA office diyan at dun ka mag request ng birth certificate ng mga kamag anak mo. Mag dala ka ng ID nila at ID mo.

  3. Ano po nid namin gawin? Ngaun lng po nalaman na ang last name ko sa PSA ay ESQUERRA pero sa lhat po ng records ko sa school,, at mga id’s ay ESGUERRA na un po dapat tlg, isang letra po ang mali dpat G po hindi Q.. ANO PO DAPAT KONG GAWIN? ANO PO KAYA MGA REQUIREMENTS? ILAN DAYS PROCESS PO KAYA? BALAK KO PO KASI KUMUHA NG DRIVERS LICENSE. SANA MAPANSIN NIO PO ANG KATANUNGAN KO SALAMAT

    1. Mag inquire ka sa LCR kung saan naka rehistro ang birth certificate mo. Itanong mo kung pwedeng mag file ka na lang ng petition for correction of clerical error since isang letter lang naman ang mali sa last name mo. Normally kasi, pag last name ang may error, dumadaan pa yan sa court order. Pero depende na rin minsan sa recommendation ng LCR, kung simpleng error lang naman, pumapayag silang petition for correction na lang. Sila na din ang magbibigay sa iyo ng list of requirements at fees na kailangang bayaran.

  4. Hello po, tanong ko lang po kung magawan ng bagong birth certificate yung papa ko kahit patay na siya. Negative result yong psa niya. Pero meron siyang local birth pero ang daming mali nung pumunta kami kung saan siya ipinanganak.Yung pangalan, gender, at pangalan ng mga magulang niya.Binigyan kami ng requirements under R.A. 10172 ng registrar doon sa lugar ng kapanganakan ng papa ko. Na.comply n namin yung mga requirements kaya lang hindi pa namin naipasa sa local registrar. Ang sabi daw ng taga local registrar na hindi madali lalong lalo na yung gender.Female ang nkalagay sa local birth. Mahirap daw lalo na patay na si papa. Ang tanong bakit pahihirapan pa nila eh meron nman kaming katibayan na lalaki yung papa ko at makikita rin naman sa kanyang death certificate. Meron po ba kayong solusyon sa problema na ito. Kailangan ko pong marinig ang iyong kasagutan.salamat.

    1. Hi Mary Angelie, Sorry, I think I replied to your inquiry and told you to seek the help of the LCR — completely missing that part where you said you’ve been there already. Sorry. Yes, tama ang LCR, complicated ang case niyo dahil deceased na ang father niyo who is the owner of the birth certificate. YOu might need to seek the services of a lawyer na for this, especially since may mga discrepancies pa sa COLB niya na nasa LCR.

      1. Gud evexask ko lng po pano gawin,mali po kc gender ko sa birth certificate ko male po nakalagay eh female aq,pinanganak mo aq sa davao at dto n po aq lumaki at nagka asawa sa nueva ecija

      2. If your gender in your birth certificate is incorrect, you can have it corrected under RA No. 10172. The petitioner must personally file the petition with the local civil registry (LCR) office where his birth certificate is registered.

  5. Good day.
    Ang name ko po s birth certificate ay Pricilla S. De la Cruz in cursive writing magkahiwalay daw ang dela(De la), lumaki po ako n ang ginagamit ko ay Pricilla S. Dela Cruz. Since yun nmn po tlg ang apelyido nming lahat.Nagpagawa po ako ng passort ko na ang name ay s pagka dalaga ko na Pricilla S. De la Cruz ang nkalagay. Hindi ko po ito napansin kasi nung nag apply po ako all of my supporting documents and Id’s ay Dela Cruz nmn po tlg. Now kasal n po ako at even s marriage contract nmin is nakalagay Dela Cruz not De la Cruz.. now nagpa renew po ako ng passport pero ang sabi nila may dapat n itama sa marriage contract ko dahil mali daw if ipapabago ko ang surname ko into married na. If s pagkadalaga p din ang gaagmitin ko need ko pa daw ng id na katulad ng sa birth certificate ko. Di po ba komplikado yun kasi all my documents specially s government id’s ko nakalagay dela Cruz? What will i do? Please help.

  6. Hello po ano ang dapat kung gawin

    Ako po Ay nanganak sa Saudi.

    Nung ako po Ay pumunta ng Saudi ang gamit ko pong apelyido ay gamit ko ang apelyido ng aking asawa. Nung time nasa Saudi ako nabuntis ako ng ibang lalaki pero same na pilipino. Ang nailagay po sa middle name /birth certificate ng aking anak s ay apelyido ng dati Kong asawa imbes na apelyido ko ng pagkadalaga. ?nandito na po ako sa pinas at gusto ko pong ayusin para maitama ang birth certificate nya

    Paano ko po ito mababago?

    1. Nag order po ba kayo sa PSAHelpline.ph?

      Kung sa Metro Manila po ang delivery address, in 3 to 4 working days mula nang mag bayad kayo, matatanggap niyo na. Kung outside Metro Manila naman po, 7 to 8 working days naman po.

      MC

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