List of Requirements when Filing a Correction for Clerical Error: Blurred Entries

A clerical error in your PSA birth certificate can be corrected by filing a petition for correction at the LCR where the birth certificate is registered.  The following is a list of errors that can be considered clerical in nature.  Note, however, that it is the LCR that shall determine the type of correction thatContinue reading “List of Requirements when Filing a Correction for Clerical Error: Blurred Entries”

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2 Ways to Correct a Misspelled Name on a PSA Birth Certificate

Most people think that a misspelled name in a birth certificate can be easily rectified by filing a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error, as stipulated in RA 9048.  However, there are cases when misspelled names may only be corrected through a court proceeding and with the assistance of a lawyer. Correcting vs. Changing AContinue reading “2 Ways to Correct a Misspelled Name on a PSA Birth Certificate”

How To Correct Your Child’s Misspelled Name On His Birth Certificate

Any misspelled entry in your child’s birth records can and will cause him a lot of trouble in the future.  It is always best to have these corrected as soon as possible to avoid inconsistencies in your child’s records, especially when he starts going to school. There are two types of corrections that can beContinue reading “How To Correct Your Child’s Misspelled Name On His Birth Certificate”

Problems with PSA Birth Certificate: When Correcting One Letter Results to a Court Proceeding

Aling Nelia is a housewife and a mother of five children.  On her 57th birthday, her kids pooled their resources and surprised her with a round-trip ticket to Hong Kong as it has always been her ardent dream to see the place. She began working on the required documents while waiting for her passport applicationContinue reading “Problems with PSA Birth Certificate: When Correcting One Letter Results to a Court Proceeding”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to Request for Reconstruction of Unreadable Birth Certificate Entries Part 16 of 16

The last installment of our Manila City Hall series is about unreadable entries on civil registry documents and how the copies can be restored.  If your birth certificate could not be read because the prints have faded over time, it may not be honored as an authentic civil registry document.  Here is how you canContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to Request for Reconstruction of Unreadable Birth Certificate Entries Part 16 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Clerical Error on the First Name Under RA 9048 (Not Married Individuals)

A misspelled first name on your birth certificate can be detrimental to important transactions like applying for a passport or claiming an inheritance.  If you have a couple of letters missing or added to your first name, have it corrected as soon as you can. Here are the list of requirements and steps to followContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Clerical Error on the First Name Under RA 9048 (Not Married Individuals)”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Clerical Error in the First Name Under RA 9048 (For Married Individuals) Part 2 of 16

Any discrepancy on your first name on your birth certificate is sure to cause problems and delays on your transactions later on.  It is your responsibility to have this corrected to avoid issues with your records and other IDs such as your driver’s license and passport. The Manila City Hall has released a clear, step-by-stepContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Clerical Error in the First Name Under RA 9048 (For Married Individuals) Part 2 of 16”

Problems on NSO Marriage Certificate : Misspelled Names of Bride or Groom

A marriage certificate is a vital civil registry document that attests to the union of a man and a woman. That is why it is important that the information written on the certificate are all accurate. So what happens when you miss an entry or misspell a name in a marriage certificate?  Can these beContinue reading “Problems on NSO Marriage Certificate : Misspelled Names of Bride or Groom”