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 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”

When Can I Get the Corrected Copy of my Birth Certificate?

Now that we know the different types of birth certificate errors and how we can have these corrected, the next question we need to answer is when will the amended copies of the birth certificate be made available?  This is important information that we all need to know, especially since Pinoys only attend to mattersContinue reading “When Can I Get the Corrected Copy of my Birth Certificate?”

When Do You Need A Supplemental Report?

As mentioned in our previous blogs, there are three ways you can have the errors in your birth certificate corrected: by filing a petition for correction, going to court, or filing a supplemental report. Today’s blog will tackle the birth certificate errors that can be corrected by supplemental reports. What birth certificate errors need aContinue reading “When Do You Need A Supplemental Report?”

List of Requirements for Change of First Name in your PSA Birth Certificate

If the first name written on your PSA birth certificate is not the name that you are using in most (if not all) of your IDs and transactions, you need to have it changed.  It is important that the details in your IDs and those written in your birth certificate match, especially when you areContinue reading “List of Requirements for Change of First Name in your PSA Birth Certificate”

Which Type of Birth Certificate Correction Do You Need?

There are two types of errors that can happen to your birth certificate: one that can be corrected by filing a petition for correction, and one that requires legal proceedings and court hearings.  We summarized the different types of birth certificate errors and how these can be corrected.  Read on. Administrative Correction Always remember thatContinue reading “Which Type of Birth Certificate Correction Do You Need?”

How to Correct or Change the Last Name on a PSA Birth Certificate

Another common birth certificate error involves the owner’s last name (family name).  This could either be blurred, misspelled, or missing (especially if the child is illegitimate).  Unlike first and middle names, correcting the last name can be complicated as some cases require the intervention of a lawyer or a court proceeding. Today, we are goingContinue reading “How to Correct or Change the Last Name on a PSA Birth Certificate”