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 Your LAST NAME in Your PSA Birth Certificate

Of all the “names” in a birth certificate, I always thought it was the Last Name that would entail the most complicated correction processes.  Before I dove into my research on civil registration, I always believed that the only way you can have your last name corrected is by employing the services of a lawyer.Continue reading “How to Correct Your LAST NAME in Your PSA Birth Certificate”

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 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 do I Correct the Errors on my Birth Certificate?

Since a child’s birth certificate is populated manually and almost always, by persons other than the parents of the child, errors are bound to happen. Simple errors can be corrected by a trip to the Local Civil Registry office where the birth was registered. Other errors are more complex and will need the intervention ofContinue reading “How do I Correct the Errors on my Birth Certificate?”

How to Correct a Child’s Misspelled Name on his PSA Birth Certificate

I may have already written about this topic before but I noticed that there are more and more people who send emails and messages asking me how to have a misspelled name (on a PSA birth certificate) can be corrected.  And fast. Haha!  All of us want quick fixes for everything. Although I could not makeContinue reading “How to Correct a Child’s Misspelled Name on his PSA Birth Certificate”

When Can I Get the Corrected Copy of my Birth Certificate?

Now that we know the different types of birth certificate errors and how we can have these corrected, the next question we need to answer is when will the amended copies of the birth certificate be made available?  This is important information that we all need to know, especially since Pinoys only attend to mattersContinue reading “When Can I Get the Corrected Copy of my Birth Certificate?”

Changes in the Birth Certificate that Need Judicial Correction

There are certain birth certificate errors that need the services of a lawyer and must undergo court proceedings.  These cases will be determined by the Local Civil Registry office that will evaluate the error in your birth certificate.  Remember, before any correction or petition can be filed or applied to your birth certificate, the LCRContinue reading “Changes in the Birth Certificate that Need Judicial Correction”