How to File a Delayed Registration of Birth in the Philippines

A child’s birth must be registered at the Local Civil Registry office in the city or municipality where he or she was born.  And this must be done within 30 days from the date of birth otherwise, the registration will be tagged as delayed. If your birth is not registered, you will not be issuedContinue reading “How to File a Delayed Registration of Birth in the Philippines”

How to Apply for a Late Registration of Birth

Are you one of the many Filipinos who tried requesting for a copy of their birth certificate at the PSA and got a negative certificate instead?  If you get a negative certificate, it means that the PSA does not have a record of your civil registry document in their files. This could be disheartening atContinue reading “How to Apply for a Late Registration of Birth”

How to Register the Birth of a Newborn Baby

Parents are obligated to register their babies as soon as possible, after birth.  By law, you should be able to properly register the details of your child’s birth within 30 days from the date of his birth. Here’s how: How to register a newborn baby born in a hospital: Be ready with your baby’s name.Continue reading “How to Register the Birth of a Newborn Baby”

Can You Apply for the Late Registration of Birth of a Deceased Person?

Mang Roy was a famous farmer in their barrio.  His success story, from being a humble tenant who plants and harvests for landlords, to being one of the wealthiest landowners and supplier of root crops, fruits, and vegetables in their province, is well-known in their barangay.  When he retired from farming at the age ofContinue reading “Can You Apply for the Late Registration of Birth of a Deceased Person?”

No PSA Birth Certificate? No Problem!

Ang PSA Birth Certificate (dating NSO Birth Certificate) ay madalas na kasama sa listahan ng mga primary documentary requirements ng iba’t-ibang establishments tulad ng mga bangko, eskwelahan, at mga government agencies.  Ang birth certificate ay naka-print sa Security Paper (SECPA) at may selyo ng PSA sa upper left-hand corner ng dokumento.  Maaari itong makuha mulaContinue reading “No PSA Birth Certificate? No Problem!”

The Quezon City Hall Series: Late Registration of Birth

A child’s birth must be registered at the city or municipal hall of the child’s birthplace within 30 days from the date of birth.  If parents fail to submit the necessary documents for registration, the child will not be issued a birth certificate until they file for a late registration. Here are the documentary requirementsContinue reading “The Quezon City Hall Series: Late Registration of Birth”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Illegitimate, No Birth Certificate, and Not Acknowledged by her Mother

Alona is an illegitimate child, born to parents who were barely out of their teens.  Her mother gave her up for adoption when she was just a few days old, in exchange for a plane ticket from Manila to Iloilo.  She was never heard of from again.  Upon learning that his daughter was given toContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Illegitimate, No Birth Certificate, and Not Acknowledged by her Mother”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Delayed Registration of Birth

In a previous article, we tackled the issue of some Pinoys not having birth records with the Philippine Statistics Authority or PSA (formerly National Statistics Office or NSO).  In most cases, the owner of the certificate need to consult with the LCR where his birth was supposedly registered and check if the LCR has aContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Delayed Registration of Birth”