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”

What to Do When Your First Name Does Not Match the First Name in Your PSA Birth Certificate

First and foremost, why does this happen? Do parents simply forget what first name they wrote on their child’s Certificate of Live Birth and just goes ahead and gives their baby a brand new first name? I know of some parents who change their child’s first name on or before the child turns 7 yearsContinue reading “What to Do When Your First Name Does Not Match the First Name in Your PSA Birth Certificate”

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?”

Quick Guide to Passport Application at the DFA

About 15 years ago when I first worked on my passport application, I got overwhelmed with all the documents and IDs I needed to prepare.  I thought to myself, if this is how complicated the process is, how can senior citizens, PWDs, and other citizens with special needs and cases manage to get everything done.Continue reading “Quick Guide to Passport Application at the DFA”