I honestly do not know why this happens but it does. It has happened to some people I know and to a lot of our dear blog and FB followers – they request for a copy of their child’s PSA birth certificate and are surprised to find out that the child’s name or last name are missing!
What do you do when this happens? Read on.
The answer to this type of error in your child’s birth certificate is what is commonly called: a Supplemental Report.
Evidently, the error is not typographical (unlike our topic yesterday) and so the petition for correction of clerical error does not apply to this particular problem. Here’s how you can file for a Supplemental Report (take note that this approach applies to LEGITIMATE CHILDREN’s birth certificate only):
- Submit a copy of the child’s PSA birth certificate with the missing name details to the Local Civil Registry office where the child’s birth was registered.
- Include copies of the child’s other identification documents such as school IDs, baptismal certificate, photos, etc.
- The LCR will forward a petition to the PSA for review and approval. Meanwhile, the parents shall publish a notice of the case in newspapers and run this for two weeks.
- The parents may also be required to file an affidavit explaining the reason for the missing entries.
- Once the petition is approved by the PSA, the child’s birth certificate shall be duly annotated with the correct first, middle, or last name and the parents can request for the first corrected copy of the birth certificate at the PSA main office.
- This type of correction takes about three to four months to complete.
Again, after you have requested for the first corrected copy from the PSA, you may simply order the succeeding copies of your child’s PSA birth certificates online at www.psahelpline.ph. This is the more convenient alternative to traveling all the way to PSA offices and waiting in line to get your documents. PSAHelpline.ph processes your orders and delivers your PSA documents right at your doorstep.
Tomorrow’s topic should be more exciting (and a bit different from birth certificate corrections): does your child become illegitimate after an annulment?
We have a summary of solutions to the most common PSA birth certificate problems! Read our blog, Common PSA Birth Certificate Problems (and their solutions!).
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