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?”

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”

How Do I Change My Mother’s Name on my PSA Birth Certificate?

Sofie has always known that her mother’s name is Emelita.  That is the name written on all her mother’s IDs and on the birth certificates of Sofie and her siblings.  However, when Aling Emelita requested for a copy of her PSA birth certificate, they were shocked to see that her name is actually not EmelitaContinue reading “How Do I Change My Mother’s Name on my PSA Birth Certificate?”

How to Apply for a Philippine Passport if You Do Not Have a Birth Certificate

Your PSA birth certificate is a primary requirement when applying for a passport with the DFA.  Without it, it would be nearly impossible to get the rest of the application process done. Unfortunately, there are some people who really do not have their civil registry documents on file at the PSA.  When they request forContinue reading “How to Apply for a Philippine Passport if You Do Not Have a Birth Certificate”