How to Get a CENOMAR Online

A CENOMAR, or a Certificate of No Marriage is a document issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to certify that the person whose name appears on the document is not married or has not contracted any marriage in the past. It is often (but not always) required when applying for a marriage license. IfContinue reading “How to Get a CENOMAR Online”

Is My Marriage Valid? How to Know If You Are Legally Married

Nothing can be more heartbreaking than finding out that your marriage is invalid.  I am an avid reader of suspense thriller novels and my favorite plot is when a husband (or wife) finds out that the married life he or she was led to believe was a lie. The pain of this realization is moreContinue reading “Is My Marriage Valid? How to Know If You Are Legally Married”

What to Do When Your First Name Does Not Match the First Name in Your PSA Birth Certificate

First and foremost, why does this happen? Do parents simply forget what first name they wrote on their child’s Certificate of Live Birth and just goes ahead and gives their baby a brand new first name? I know of some parents who change their child’s first name on or before the child turns 7 yearsContinue reading “What to Do When Your First Name Does Not Match the First Name in Your PSA Birth Certificate”

How to Change “Baby Boy” and “Baby Girl” in Your Birth Certificate

Are you one of the many Filipinos whose first name in his or her PSA birth certificate is either Baby Boy or Baby Girl?  Sakit ba sa ulo? Good thing the Philippine Statistics Authority already has a prescribed solution to help you get rid of these “babies” in your birth certificate and replace it with aContinue reading “How to Change “Baby Boy” and “Baby Girl” in Your Birth Certificate”

How to Change the Last Name of an Illegitimate Child in his PSA Birth Certificate

A child born to unwed parents is an illegitimate child. Normally, it is the mother’s last name that is registered as the child’s last name on his birth certificate; no middle name is assigned.  But what if the child’s biological father decides to let the child use his last name after the child’s birth certificateContinue reading “How to Change the Last Name of an Illegitimate Child in his PSA Birth Certificate”

How to Correct an Error in the First Name of the Deceased in a PSA Death Certificate

No public document is ever immune or exempted from errors and oversights. These documents are filled out manually and are handed over from one section or division to another and along the way, someone is bound to overlook or misspell something. How do you rectify incorrect entries in a PSA death certificate? Read on. TheContinue reading “How to Correct an Error in the First Name of the Deceased in a PSA Death Certificate”

What to Do When Your PSA Birth Certificate Is Blurry

A PSA birth certificate with blurred entries will, most likely, not be honored by the establishment or agency that is requiring for it.  You will be asked to submit a clear copy of your PSA certificate. But how do you get a clear copy when the one from PSA is already blurred as it is?Continue reading “What to Do When Your PSA Birth Certificate Is Blurry”

What’s in A Last Name? A Guide for Unmarried Couples When Writing the Last Name of Their Child

One of the common birth certificate problems encountered by Filipinos is an incorrect last name written on their birth certificate.  Frequent questions we receive in our mailbox are: My mom is a single parent and in my birth certificate, I carry her maiden last name. However, her middle name is also written as my middleContinue reading “What’s in A Last Name? A Guide for Unmarried Couples When Writing the Last Name of Their Child”