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 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 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”

How to Correct Your MIDDLE NAME in Your PSA Birth Certificate

Many of us take the middle name in our birth certificate for granted until it is pointed out to us when making a transaction with a government agency, a bank, or in school. If you know that the middle name in your birth certificate is incorrect, blurry, or worse, lacking (!), here’s what you canContinue reading “How to Correct Your MIDDLE NAME in Your PSA Birth Certificate”

How to Correct Your FIRST NAME in Your PSA Birth Certificate

Last week, we featured the solutions to problems frequently encountered in marriage and death certificates. Today (and probably in the next two more days), we are going to focus on birth certificate problems and the PSA’s prescribed solutions for each. Remember, an erroneous birth certificate may cause delays in your transactions and the longer youContinue reading “How to Correct Your FIRST NAME in Your PSA Birth Certificate”

How to Correct Errors in a PSA Death Certificate

The details in a death certificate must be accurate – I cannot stress that enough. The subject of a death certificate could no longer contest or dispute the errors in this document that is why it is the family’s responsibility to ensure that this document is, to put it bluntly, faultless.  If a family member’sContinue reading “How to Correct Errors in a PSA Death Certificate”

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”

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”