Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Wrong Year of Birth

A PSA Birth Certificate (formerly NSO Birth Certificate) bearing an incorrect birth date and month of the owner can be corrected under R.A. 9048 (also known as the Clerical Error Law).  But what if it is the birth year that needs correction?  Is this still covered by R.A. 9048?  Let us find out. Gelay wasContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Wrong Year of Birth”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Wrong Gender in NSO Birth Certificate

How do you correct a person’s gender in his NSO Birth Certificate (now PSA Birth Certificate)?  If he is male but his birth certificate shows him as “female”, can he have his birth certificate updated to show his correct gender? If your birth certificate shows an incorrect gender, it is considered a clerical error andContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Wrong Gender in NSO Birth Certificate”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Wrong Middle Name on Birth Certificate

What if you found out that the middle name written on your NSO birth certificate (now PSA Birth Certificate) is your mother’s maiden middle name, making you her sister or brother (instead of being her son or daughter)?  How do you get this corrected and fast? According to the official website of the Philippine StatisticsContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Wrong Middle Name on Birth Certificate”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Middle and Last Names Were Interchanged

What if you found out that your last and middle names were interchanged so that you are actually carrying your mother’s maiden last name as your last name?  How do you correct these kinds of errors in your NSO Birth Certificate (now PSA Birth Certificate)? This error is considered an error in encoding and canContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Middle and Last Names Were Interchanged”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: How to Change an Illegitimate Child’s Last Name to Father’s Last Name

Can illegitimate children use their father’s last name?  What are the policies regarding a father’s acknowledgment of his illegitimate child when the child was born on or after August 3, 1988? Sandra was born when both her parents were just fresh out of college.  Her mom, Irene, still lived with her parents while her dad,Continue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: How to Change an Illegitimate Child’s Last Name to Father’s Last Name”