Tag Archive: Birth Registration


July 12

A child must be registered at the Local Civil Registry office within 30 days after his birth.  If the parents fail to do that, the child will not have a valid birth certificate and there will be no basis for the details of his birth.

If you register your child beyond the 30-day deadline, his birth certificate will be tagged “Delayed Registration” or “Late Registration”.  Apart from the customary information you need to provide on the certificate such as the name, birth date and birthplace, and parents’ information, you also need to state why you failed to register the child’s birth on time.

Any person who has never had a birth certificate may file for the late registration of his birth, anytime.  What is important is that you be able to secure an authenticated copy of the birth certificate, making sure that you are properly registered as a citizen of the Philippines.

If you want to know more about late registration of birth, here is a comprehensive article we found in the Citizen Services website.

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My sister gave birth last March to twins.  It was her first pregnancy which means that she had to learn all the things that came with it, twice (changing diapers, breastfeeding, etc.).  She said that from the moment her doctor confirmed she was pregnant, she felt as if she was seeing, hearing, tasting, and feeling everything around her for the first time.  Poor girl.

After she gave birth and had somehow adjusted to the life of being a brand new mom, she realized she needed to accomplish one more important thing: she needs to register her babies’ births!

Since she hardly had time to sit and browse through the internet, I volunteered to help her find out how she can have her babies registered at the Local Civil Registry (LCR).

It was then that I came across www.citizenservices.com.ph, an informative website that has the complete (and simplified!) list of things you need to prepare and do when registering your newborn at the LCR.  The information I needed I found under their Mommy Helpline link and if you are first-time Mom, you might want to bookmark this page because they have ALL the things you need to know about preparing your children’s important documents and IDs (like getting his first passport!).   So I simply copy-pasted the instructions and sent it to my sister who was only too glad to receive any kind of help (poor thing!).   Well, in a couple of days after receiving my message, her twins’ birth papers have been registered by my brother-in-law.  Yay!

If you need the same information, click on this link and look under Mommy Helpline.

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All babies born in Quezon City must be duly registered at the Quezon City Hall within 30 days from the date of birth.  If the parents fail to register the child’s birth within the prescribed period, the child’s registration will be tagged as “delayed” and further documentation and fees shall be required.

How to file the registration:

  1. Secure a copy of the registration form from the hospital or maternity clinic where the child was born.  Usually, it is the hospital staff that accomplishes the form for the parents.  If the baby was delivered by a licensed midwife, she should be able to provide a copy of the registration form as well.
  2. In case the hospital or the midwife are not able to provide you a copy, you may secure one at Counter 11 in the Quezon City Hall and at the office of the Philippine Statistics Authority.  Parents may be required to present a copy of their marriage contract to determine the legitimacy of the child.
  3. For regular filing of a child’s birth (within 30 days from date of birth), proceed to Counter 31.  All 16 counters for Civil Registry transactions at the Quezon City Hall are open to the public from Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM, no lunch breaks.  They do, however, have a 15-minute break between 10:00AM to 10:15AM and from 3:00 to 3:15PM.  Windows will be closed during these intervals.

Fees:

  1. Late Filing – PHP150
  2. Issuance of Certification of No Record – PHP50
  3. Issuance of Certified True Copy – PHP 40 per copy
  4. Rush Issuance of Certified True Copy – PHP50
  5. Issuance of Certified True Copy using Security Paper (SECPA) – PHP60 per copy

Source: http://quezoncity.gov.ph/index.php/qc-department/261-civilregguide

Other related articles:

  1. How to File for Late Registration of Birth Certificate at the Manila City Hall Part 1 of 16
  2. The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Clerical Errors in the First Name Under RA 9048 (For Married Individuals) Part 2 of 16

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