Where to Get the First Corrected Copy of Your PSA Document

Errors in your civil registry documents could adversely affect your transactions with the government or private establishments.  Often, erroneous birth certificates and other documents from the PSA are referred to the LCR of the place where the birth, death, or marriage was originally recorded.  Misspelled names and other obvious clerical corrections are rectified through aContinue reading “Where to Get the First Corrected Copy of Your PSA Document”

Common PSA Birth Certificate Problems (and their solutions!)

“Noong ‘80s, nakakuha ako ng kopya ng PSA (formerly NSO) birth certificate ko.  Ngayon, nag request ulit ako, sabi sa akin ‘No Name’ na daw ako!  Bakit nawala yung record ko eh meron na nga dati?” This is a common confusion among us Pinoys when we are told that we “have a problem with ourContinue reading “Common PSA Birth Certificate Problems (and their solutions!)”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Clerical Error on the Middle Name of Married Petitioner Part 15 of 16

Here are the requirements you need to prepare when filing for a correction on your maiden middle name after you have been married. What to bring: 2 latest certified/local copies and 2 latest PSA (formerly NSO) birth certificate to be corrected. 2 latest certified copy of marriage contract of the document owner. 2 latest certifiedContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Clerical Error on the Middle Name of Married Petitioner Part 15 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Change of First Name on Birth Certificate (Not Married) Part 14 of 16

In a previous post, we discussed the requirements and processes involved when changing the first name of a birth certificate owner who is already married.  Today’s post is about filing a petition for the change of first name of an unmarried individual at the Manila City Hall. What to bring: (a). 2 latest certified/local  copiesContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Change of First Name on Birth Certificate (Not Married) Part 14 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: Filing for Correction of Birth Order Under RA 9048 Part 13 of 16

If you were the firstborn in your family but your birth certificate states that you have siblings older than you, then you need to have that entry corrected as soon as possible.  The birth order determines how many children your mother has already had and the succession of each child in the family tree. HereContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: Filing for Correction of Birth Order Under RA 9048 Part 13 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: How To File for Correction of Place of Birth Under RA 9048 Part 12 of 16

If the place of birth written on your birth certificate is not the same as the one written on your passport or any other document that you use as an identification, you might encounter problems with your transactions as this is a vital ID information. Here are the steps you need to follow when filingContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How To File for Correction of Place of Birth Under RA 9048 Part 12 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Clerical Error on the First Name Under RA 9048 (Not Married Individuals)

A misspelled first name on your birth certificate can be detrimental to important transactions like applying for a passport or claiming an inheritance.  If you have a couple of letters missing or added to your first name, have it corrected as soon as you can. Here are the list of requirements and steps to followContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Clerical Error on the First Name Under RA 9048 (Not Married Individuals)”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: My Father Changed His Name on his Marriage Certificate

Mildred is the eldest daughter of Mang Gerry and Aling Myrna.  She migrated to the U.S. and earned her citizenship when she married her fiancé who is a natural-born citizen of America.  Two years after she was sworn in, she petitioned for her parents to legally stay in the U.S. with her and her husband.Continue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: My Father Changed His Name on his Marriage Certificate”