List of Requirements for Correction of Gender in PSA Birth Certificate

5 May 3 c (1)

If your gender in your birth certificate is incorrect, you can have it corrected under RA No. 10172.  The petitioner must personally file the petition with the local civil registry (LCR) office where his birth certificate is registered.

Below is the list of documentary requirements you need to prepare when filing for such correction, as lifted from the website of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA):

  1. Earliest school record or earliest school documents.
  2. Medical records
  3. Baptismal certificate and other documents issued by religious authorities.
  4. A clearance or a certification that the owner of the document has no pending administrative, civil, or criminal case, or no criminal record, which shall be obtained from the following:
    1. Employer, if employed;
    2. National Bureau of Investigation; and
    3. Philippine National Police.
  5. The petition for the correction of sex and day and/or month in the date of birth shall include the affidavit of publication from the publisher and a copy of the newspaper clipping; and
  6. In case of correction of sex, the petition shall be supported with a medical certification issued by an accredited government physician that the petitioner has not undergone a sex change or sex transplant.

Are there fees to be paid?

The LCR is hereby authorized to collect from the petitioner Php 3,000 as the fee to correct the gender reflected in the birth certificate.

Indigent petitioners are exempted from paying the said fee, provided that the petition is supported by a certification from the city/municipal Social Welfare Office that the petitioner/document owner is indigent.

If the petition is filed with the Consul General, the filing fee is 150 USD or its equivalent value in local currency.

In the case of a migrant petition, there shall be a service fee of Php 1,000 to be collected by the PRCR.




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15 thoughts on “List of Requirements for Correction of Gender in PSA Birth Certificate

  1. Yung ate ko po asa ibang bansa, yung anak nya po mali yung gender sa PSA. Pinapalakad po samin, nagpadala nadin po SPA. Pero sabi sa cityhall nanay lang po pwede magfile clearical correction for gender. Wala pa nman po tatay dahil hiwalay sila before pa po ipanganak ung bata. Pano po kaya gagawin namin para mapacorrect. Kelangan po kasi sa passport ng bata. Salamat po

  2. Hello po.. ung sakin po sa bicol ako pinanganak pero nasa pampanga po ako now.. pwede po kaya dito ako sa pampanga magpa change gender.. need ko lang po para sa requirements ko,male kasi nakalagay sa bc ko.. thank you po

  3. pwede po ba ako kumuha ng certificate of indigency sa present address ko tapos sa ibang lcr kung saan ako pinanganak po ako mag file ng petition for gender correction.? tatanggapin kaya nila yun .,??

    1. Bakit hindi ka makakuha ng certificate of indigency sa lugar kung saan ka magpapa gender correction? Better to ask the LCR kung saan ka mag file ng gender correction kung pwedeng galing sa ibang lugar ang certificate of indigency (I am assuming the certificate ay para maka libre ka sa request mo for gender correction?)

  4. Can i apply po ba for a gender change sa city hall? Sa province po kasi ako originally and di naman makauwi due to this pandemic, been staying here for almost 2yrs now

  5. Hello Po,pwede Po bang Dito Ako sa present address ako magpa change gender po..need ko kasi for requirements eh Yung nagtype lang Po kasi nagkamali Hindi Yung parents ko thank u Po.

  6. Good day po,
    Same po kang mercilinda cumahig ug problems ng livebirth ko, opo wlang bayad sana po mabigyan po ito ng solutions po hindi po problems ng parents ko sa ng type mo to ung ng kamali alam po niya na my JRA. Na po bat d niya agad na kita
    Sana po mabigyan po ito na solutions, mahirap lang po kmi, pano ko po magagawa dahil sa kahirapan natin
    Salmat po😊

  7. Good day! Halimbawa po First name ko po tsaka yung middle name po kulang ng tig iisang letra? Mgkano po babayran ko?

    1. Ang fees for correction of entries sa birth certificate are best determined by the LCR kung saan kayo nagpapa correct. Just make sure you do not transact with fixers para siguradong lumakad ang papers niyo.

  8. Mgandang umaga po.sabi po sa blita sa tv,n wla pong bayad pg ngpa correct ng gender o spilling,bakit my bayd 3,000 p?paano kapag wlang wla tlaga dahil sa khirapan?PWD n po ako nany ng mgpapa correct ng gender at spilling,indigent p din po ako pati philhealth ko po.saan po ako kukuha ng certifecation ng indigent?tank you po,

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