It is important to indicate the DATE and PLACE of the MARRIAGE of the PARENTS in the child’s BIRTH CERTIFICATE

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

Ready to become a parent?

You should also be ready to properly document the certificate of live birth of your child.

Pertaining to the child’s legitimacy, note the following facts below:


– It is extremely important that this item (Item 18) is not left blank, otherwise, the legitimacy of the child will be questioned.

– If the parents have forgotten the exact date of their marriage, enter the approximate year. If they cannot approximate the year, enter “forgotten”.

– Enter “Not Applicable” if the child has unknown father or mother.

– Enter “Unknown”, “Don’t Know” or “D.K.” if the informant could not supply the information.

– Enter “Not Married” if the parents of the child are not legally married on or before the birth of the child and their names appeared in Item 6 and Item 13.


You can have your NSO certificates delivered door to door by calling the NSO Helpline (02) 7371111 or chatting here.


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5 thoughts on “It is important to indicate the DATE and PLACE of the MARRIAGE of the PARENTS in the child’s BIRTH CERTIFICATE

  1. i got a negative on my bc at nso pangasinan..a got an endorsement and went to lcr to fix all requirement and send it to nso quezon city by lbc courier last february 16…how long is da process.and when can i get my bcertificate…do i still go to nso qc to follow up my bc…coz i leave in pangasinan.

  2. Hi,

    Just a follow up question which I forgot to mentioned…

    1. We are no longer living in Cebu. Is it necessary to have everything done in Cebu where she was born or I can do it in Manila?

    2. The father is an American national and currently in the US. Are all the affidavits that he needs to provide would have to come from there?

    Thank you so much for your quick response and for answering my inquiries…


  3. Hi,

    I find your blog very informative and very helpful. And, so I always check the Pilipinas Teleserve posts thru Facebook.

    I have some inquiries to make with regards to the birthcertificate and I am hoping to have answers from you.

    I have an 8 year old daughter. Her father is an American National. My daughter was born March 28, 2002 and she’s using my name on her birthcertificate. There was no paternal acknowledgement on the said document bacause it was submitted to the civil registry by the clinic ( Cebu ) where she was born without our knowledge. When she was born, I had them re do the document with her father name in it and told them that we would have it taken care of when the father comes back from the US. The first document was made with my signature and without her father’s name and that is the reason why I had requested for another live birth certificate. To make it short, her birthcertificate is without the father’s name and without Paternal acknowledgement at the back.

    Now my questios are :
    1. How can we changed her birthcertificate using her father’s name instead of mine? Her father is currently living in the states and is ill and cannot travel back in the Philippines.

    2. How’s the paternal acknowledgement process without him traveling back here?

    3. How long it will take to finish the process?

    We are in the process of getting the passports and join him in the states for good. I sincerely hope that you can help us. I know that there are people out there with the same problem as ours.

    Thank you so much for reading my email.


    1. Hi Cristina,

      I did some research on your concern and I’m assuming your child is registered at Cebu City Civil Registrar’s Office. here are some facts I got:


      a) Affidavit to Use the Surname of the Father (RA 9255)

      1. Three (3) Original Copies (with original signature) of the Affidavit to Use the Surname of the Father (AUSF), typewritten and duly signed by the father;
      2. Three (3) Original Copies of Affidavit of Consent of the Mother;
      3. Two (2) photocopies of birth certificate (Form 1A) or Certificate of Live Birth of the child;
      4. Any document showing clearly the paternity between the father and the child: (Strictly required when the name of the father does not appear in the birth record of the child), i.e.;
      1. Employment records (with benefeciaries)
      2. SSS/GSIS records
      3. Insurance
      4. Statement of Assets and Liabilities
      5. Individual Income Tax Return (ITR) of the father
      6. Others (showing relationship between father and child)

      5. Three (3) Original Copies of Affidavit of Acknowledgement/Recognition duly signed by the father (Strictly required when the father does not appear in the birth record of the child);
      6. Three (3) copies of Affidavit of Consent of the Child, if the child is 18 years old and above;
      7. Show valid IDs of both parents (i.e. SSS/GSIS, Voter’s ID, Postal ID, Driver’s License, Passport, etc.)

      I’m going to post the whole thing on my next blog regarding Legal Instruments for Cebu City Civl Registrar. I will also post the contact info there so you can confirm if the presence of the father is not needed, just the necessary documents. Hope this helps.

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