How to Correct Your MIDDLE NAME in Your PSA Birth Certificate

Many of us take the middle name in our birth certificate for granted until it is pointed out to us when making a transaction with a government agency, a bank, or in school. If you know that the middle name in your birth certificate is incorrect, blurry, or worse, lacking (!), here’s what you can do to rectify the error.

Read on.

  1. BLURRED
    • If the record of PSA is blurred, the local civil registrar shall be requested to endorse a copy of the birth certificate with clearer entry in the middle name to the PSA.
    • If the record of PSA and civil registry are both blurred, a petition for correction of clerical error under the provisions of RA 9048 should be filed.
    • The petition must be filed at the civil registry office where the birth certificate was registered.
    • If the petitioner has already migrated to another place within the Philippines, the petition may be filed with the civil registry office where he/she is currently residing.
    • Bring the following supporting documents:
      • Certified machine copy of the birth record containing the entry to be corrected.
      • Not less than two private or public documents upon which the correction shall be based such as:
        • Baptismal certificate
        • Employment records
        • Medical records
        • Drivers license
        • Insurance
        • NBI/police clearance
        • Civil registry records of ascendants
      • Notice/certificate of posting
      • Filing fee of P1,000

2. WRONG SPELLING

  • File a petition for correction of clerical error under the provisions of RA 9048.
  • The petition shall be filed with the local civil registry office of the city or municipality where the birth was registered.
  • If the petitioner has already migrated to another place within the Philippines, the petition may be filed with the civil registry office where he/she is currently residing.
  • If the petitioner has already migrated to another place within the Philippines, the petition may be filed with the civil registry office where he/she is currently residing.
    • Certified machine copy of the birth record containing the entry to be corrected.
    • Not less than two private or public documents upon which the correction shall be based such as:
      • Baptismal certificate
      • Employment records
      • Medical records
      • Drivers license
      • Insurance
      • NBI/police clearance
      • Civil registry records of ascendants
    • Notice/certificate of posting
    • Filing fee of P1,000

3. NO MIDDLE NAME

  • If the petitioner is a LEGITIMATE CHILD:
    • A supplemental report should be filed to supply the missing entry.
    • File an affidavit indicating the entry missed in the registration and the reasons why there was a failure in supplying the required entry.
    • The supplemental report shall be filed with the local civil registry of the city or municipality where the birth was registered.
  • If the petitioner is an ILLEGITIMATE CHILD AND ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE FATHER:
    • A supplemental report should be filed to supply the missing entry. The last name of the mother shall be the middle name of the child.
    • The supplemental report shall be filed with the local civil registry office of the city or municipality where the birth is registered.
  • If the petitioner is an ILLEGITIMATE CHILD AND NOT ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE FATHER:
    • The omitted middle name shall not be supplied anymore.
    • An illegitimate child whose affiliation is not recognized by the father bears only a given name and his/her mother’s surname and does not have a middle name (Memorandum dated June 30, 2009).

4. DIFFERENT FROM THE MIDDLE NAME ENTERED IN THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE

  • Last name of the mother in the birth certificate of the child is correct and middle name of the child is wrong.
  • Last name of the mother in the birth certificate of the child is wrong and middle name of the child is correct.
    • A petition for correction of clerical error under the provisions of RA 9048 should be filed to correct the middle name.
    • The petition must be file at the civil registry office where the birth certificate is registered.
    • If the petitioner has already migrated to another place within the Philippines, the petition may be filed with the civil registry office where he/she is currently residing.
    • Bring the following supporting documents:
      • Certified machine copy of the birth record containing the entry to be corrected.
      • Not less than two private or public documents upon which the correction shall be based such as:
        • Baptismal certificate
        • Employment records
        • Medical records
        • Drivers license
        • Insurance
        • NBI/police clearance
        • Civil registry records of ascendants
      • Notice/certificate of posting
      • Filing fee of P1,000

5. MIDDLE NAMES OF THE CHILD AND THE MOTHER IN THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE ARE WRONG

  • A petition in court should be filed to correct the middle name of the child and the last name of the mother in the birth certificate.
  • The error is not already considered as clerical which can be corrected administratively through RA 9048.
  • This must be filed at the Regional Trial Court of the province where the corresponding civil registry is located.

6. INTERCHANGED MIDDLE AND LAST NAME

  • This is considered an error in encoding which can be corrected by filing a petition for correction of clerical error under the provisions of RA 9048.
  • The petition shall be filed with the local civil registry office of the city or municipality where the birth is registered.
  • If the petitioner has already migrated to another place within the Philippines, the petition may be filed with the civil registry office where he/she is currently residing.
  • Bring the following supporting documents:
    • Certified machine copy of the birth record containing the entry to be corrected.
    • Not less than two private or public documents upon which the correction shall be based such as:
      • Baptismal certificate
      • Employment records
      • Medical records
      • Drivers license
      • Insurance
      • NBI/police clearance
      • Civil registry records of ascendants
    • Notice/certificate of posting
    • Filing fee of P1,000

7. MIDDLE INITIAL IS ENTERED IN THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE INSTEAD OF THE FULL MIDDLE NAME

  • The entry should be corrected by a petition for correction of clerical error under the provisions of RA 9048.
  • The petition shall be filed with the local civil registry office of the city or municipality where the birth is registered.
  • If the petitioner has already migrated to another place within the Philippines, the petition may be filed with the civil registry office where he/she is currently residing.
  • Bring the following supporting documents:
    • Certified machine copy of the birth record containing the entry to be corrected.
    • Not less than two private or public documents upon which the correction shall be based such as:
      • Baptismal certificate
      • Employment records
      • Medical records
      • Drivers license
      • Insurance
      • NBI/police clearance
      • Civil registry records of ascendants
    • Notice/certificate of posting
    • Filing fee of P1,000

I hope you found this useful! Tomorrow, we move on to errors in the last name in a birth certificate and how these can be repaired. Should be interesting!

See you then!

Source:

https://psa.gov.ph/

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15 thoughts on “How to Correct Your MIDDLE NAME in Your PSA Birth Certificate

  1. ano po gagawin ko kung ang name ko unang letter lang ang tumama sa ginagamit ko.. at ang middle na nakarecord s psa at iba s nanay ko at tatay ko.. nakalagay s psa ko s middle name Maligaya na dapat Matienzo.. nag kamali daw ang lista ng kamadrona .. ano kaya gagawin

  2. Gusto ko po mabago apelyido ng tatlo kong anak,saakin po kasi nakaapelyido hindi sa tatay nila,ano po gagawin? Salamat po

  3. PD poba alisin ang middle name ng anak ko?hinde po kc kami kasal ng tatay niya kaya apelyedo kopo ang dala niya kaya middle name ko at last name kopo nakalagay sa birth certificate niya.sabi po kc ng anak ko kinukwestyon siya ng pinagtatrabahuan niya lumalabas daw po na magkapated kami dahil pareho po apelyedo namin….

  4. Apelyido po ng mama ko ang gamit ko..Anu po dpat gawin ipapalagay kpo ang apelyido ng papa ko..

  5. Apelyido po ng mama ko ang gamit ko..Anu po dpat gawin ipapalagay kpo ang apelyido ng papa ko..

  6. Itanong kolang din po sa Mr,ko kc sa Babtismal [ Edilberto} yon ang tama pero ang Birth Certificate [Alberto] ito po ang mali pero ang ginagamit niya sa lahat ng papers po niya ang nasa Babtismal kc po siya kaya hindi pwedeng baguhin JR,po

    1. Sa mata ng batas, ang birth certificate ang tama. Kung ipipilit niyang gamitin ang baptismal name niya, papalitan niya ang pangalan niya sa birth certificate. Magastos yun at kakailanganin ng abogado.

  7. Hi! My middle name is different from what it should be and my registered mother is my aunt. There was no legal adoption. I was told by the registry that there is simulation. Should I go straight to RTC or do I need to go to a lawyer first? Thank you.

  8. Hello po, ask ko lang po, paano po yong record ng pagkakalagay sa PSA na hindi pareho ang record sa ibang mga PSA example po bday ng tatay at taon tapos iba ang record sa isang anak pati yong record sa kasal hindi pare pareho ang record sa mga anak sa kanilang psa? kumbaga magulo talaga parang lahat ng psa ng anak aayusin para lang itama ung pagkaka patala ng record sa mga date

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