Your PhilSys ID: Up, Close, and Personal

Last week, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) detailed the different features of the Philippine Identification Card or the PhilID in their website.  The government has started delivering the physical IDs of those who have completed steps 1 and 2 of the registration process. Now that the PSA has made the registration available online, more FilipinosContinue reading “Your PhilSys ID: Up, Close, and Personal”

Babalik at Babalik Ka Rin: What to Do When Travelling Back to the Philippines (for Non-OFWs and Foreign Nationals)

Do you have friends and relatives abroad who plan to come home to the Philippines but are not sure how to go about the ever-changing policies and requirements involved in overseas travel? I feel you! So, I did a rather quick and effortless research on how Filipinos abroad can process their re-entry to our countryContinue reading “Babalik at Babalik Ka Rin: What to Do When Travelling Back to the Philippines (for Non-OFWs and Foreign Nationals)”

How to Get a Passport for Your Minor Children During the Pandemic

Before COVID-19, minors (below 18 years old) were not required to get a confirmed online appointment when applying for a passport or renewing their old one. They will be accommodated at the Courtesy Lanes of DFA’s satellite offices provided they have the complete set of requirements and are accompanied by a parent or a legalContinue reading “How to Get a Passport for Your Minor Children During the Pandemic”

Just Married: How to Change Your Last Name in Your IDs and Documents

After exchanging “I do’s” with your husband, it is time you start changing your last name in most (if not all) of your government IDs and documents, too.  Or do you, really? Your change in marital status must be duly reflected in your accounts with the government such as your SSS (or GSIS if youContinue reading “Just Married: How to Change Your Last Name in Your IDs and Documents”

How to File a Delayed Registration of Birth in the Philippines

A child’s birth must be registered at the Local Civil Registry office in the city or municipality where he or she was born.  And this must be done within 30 days from the date of birth otherwise, the registration will be tagged as delayed. If your birth is not registered, you will not be issuedContinue reading “How to File a Delayed Registration of Birth in the Philippines”

How to File a Legitimation of Birth in the Philippines

An illegitimate child’s birth right may be changed to legitimate after his biological parents marry. Below is a complete how-to guide we lifted from the website of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) for your reference. Read on. What is LEGITIMATION? Legitimation is a remedy for those born out of wedlock and are considered illegitimate toContinue reading “How to File a Legitimation of Birth in the Philippines”

How to Correct Error in Gender in Your PSA Birth Certificate

How do you correct the gender indicated in your PSA birth certificate? Is this something you can easily do by filing a petition for correction or do you still need the services of a lawyer to prove that you are male or female? How much is the fee for this type of correction and whatContinue reading “How to Correct Error in Gender in Your PSA Birth Certificate”

How to Correct the Year of Birth on Your PSA Birth Certificate

An error in your birth month and or date (in your PSA birth certificate) can be corrected by filing a petition for correction of clerical error under RA 10172. This must be filed at the local civil registry office of the city or municipality where your birth was registered. Take note though that the “error”Continue reading “How to Correct the Year of Birth on Your PSA Birth Certificate”