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When the details of your parents’ marriage, as reflected on your birth certificate, do not coincide with the details written on their marriage certificate, your birth right or legitimacy may be placed in question.  The consequences of these types of errors may have an impact on your future transactions involving your parents such as a petition for their migration to join you in another country or when you claim your inheritance and other benefits after they have passed away.

If you have this type of error on your birth certificate, have it corrected right away.  Below are the requirements and processes when filing at the Manila City Hall.

Requirements:

(a). 2 latest certified copies and 2 latest copies of PSA birth certificate (formerly NSO) to be corrected.

(b). 2 latest copies of PSA marriage certificates (formerly NSO) of document owner’s parents.

(c). 2 latest copies of PSA birth certificates (formerly NSO) of document owner’s siblings.

(d). 2 latest copies of CENOMAR of both parents from PSA (formerly NSO).

(e). 2 latest certified copies of parents’ marriage contract from the church stating the date of the civil marriage and / or certificate of no record of parents’ marriage contract in reference to the erroneous date and place of marriage indicated in the birth certificate to be corrected.

(f). 2 copies of baptismal certificate.

(g). 2 copies of school records, from grade school to high school, either F-137/138 or Certification or College TOR.

(h). 2 copies of valid ID of the petitioner and the document owner and 1 copy of latest Community Tax Certificate from the place of work or residence.

(i). SPA (Special Power of Attorney) if the petitioner is out of the country or sick and incapable of appearing personally at the city hall, he/she can be represented by a lawyer or his/her nearest relative (up to third degree of consanguinity).

Procedure:

(a). All civil documents (birth, marriage, and death) must be the latest certified local copies or printed on Security Paper from the PSA (formerly NSO).

(b). Bring the complete set of documents to the Manila City Hall; proceed to the information counter and secure a number for the pre-interview session.  Bring all original copies of the supporting documents for verification purposes.

(c). Steps to be followed will be provided after the Final Interview.

(d). Processing of the Petition is four (4) months and will commence on the date when the petition was received at the City Hall.

(e). Fees:

  • Registration Fee – Php 1,000.00
  • Certified Photocopy – Php 230.00
  • Transmittal Fee — Php 210.00
  • Additional Payment for documents with supplemental reports – Php 30.00

No interviews every Friday.

Source: http://manila.gov.ph/services/civil-registry/

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