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 the Year of Birth on Your PSA Birth Certificate

An error in your birth month and or date (in your PSA birth certificate) can be corrected by filing a petition for correction of clerical error under RA 10172. This must be filed at the local civil registry office of the city or municipality where your birth was registered. Take note though that the “error”Continue reading “How to Correct the Year of Birth on 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 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”

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”