Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Single Mom Wants to Change Her Child’s Last Name

Illegitimate children are able to carry their father’s last name by virtue of an Affidavit of Acknowledgment and an Affidavit to Use the Surname of the Father (AUSF).  Should the parents decide to get married later on, the illegitimate children’s birth rights may also be changed from “illegitimate” to “legitimate” through the process of LegitimationContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Single Mom Wants to Change Her Child’s Last Name”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Change of Name on Birth Certificate

Liezel is a 34-year-old mom who has been using two first names all her life.  All her documents and transactions show her first name as Maria Liezel: on her marriage contract, on her children’s birth certificate, her land titles, and tax declarations.  Even her bank accounts and driver’s license show her name as Maria Liezel. Continue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Change of Name on Birth Certificate”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Legitimation Due to Subsequent Marriage

When a child is born out of wedlock, his or her birthright is marked as illegitimate.  The child carries the last name of his mother unless he is acknowledged by his father on paper or his parents decide to get married later on.  Should it be the latter, the child is able to carry theContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Legitimation Due to Subsequent Marriage”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: No Middle Name

When an illegitimate child is born, it is likely that he will be given his mother’s last name as his last name.  In which case, the middle name field on his certificate of live birth will be left blank. There are two possible scenarios to be observed when correcting or supplying a middle name onContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: No Middle Name”

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: Middle Name on Birth Certificate is Not Spelled Out

A comedy of errors.  That’s how Geraldine would describe the root cause of the problem she had with her birth certificate.  And she did not realize this until after she graduated from college and is now working on her papers to take the board exams for nurses. Her full name is Geraldine Tee Garduque.  TheContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Middle Name on Birth Certificate is Not Spelled Out”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Middle Name Being Used is Different from Middle Name on Birth Certificate

Pinoy parents are very fond of giving their children long names.  One name is simply not enough and as a result, kids end up with three, four, or even five “first names”. Such is the case of Maria Angeline Antonia Licudine De Castro.  Her  parents coined the first two names from their names, the fatherContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Middle Name Being Used is Different from Middle Name on Birth Certificate”

Problems on NSO Marriage Certificate: No Signature of Married Couple

A marriage certificate cannot be considered valid if any of the parties involved fail to sign the document.  In all of the civil wedding rites I have witnessed, the solemnizing officer requests the marrying couple and their sponsors to go over the marriage certificate carefully and take all the time they need to make sureContinue reading “Problems on NSO Marriage Certificate: No Signature of Married Couple”