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”

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 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”

How to Get a Birth Certificate for Your Newborn Baby

A child’s birth must be duly registered at the Local Civil Registry office within 30 days after it is born.  Whether the baby was born in a hospital or at home, the parents must ensure that the child is properly registered at the LCR so that a PSA birth certificate may be issued for theContinue reading “How to Get a Birth Certificate for Your Newborn Baby”

How to Get a PSA Death Certificate Online

When a child is born, the details of his or her birth must be duly registered at the Local Civil Registrar’s office.  This is how a person is assigned his own birth certificate which he will use as proof of his identity, nationality, and age (and other important personal information) during his lifetime. When aContinue reading “How to Get a PSA Death Certificate Online”