How often should I get a new copy of my birth certificate?

When I had my MRP passport renewed two weeks ago, I was required to bring a copy of my PSA birth certificate.  As the one I had on file is already a bit old (with tears on the corners and some entries have faded over time), I was left with no choice but to haveContinue reading “How often should I get a new copy of my birth certificate?”

The CENOMAR After An Annulment

Bonjour!  Mabuhay! One of the most commonly asked questions regarding CENOMAR (or Certificate of No Marriage or Certificate of Singleness) is:  What appears on the CENOMAR if the owner has had his previous marriage annulled? Let us find out. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), a CENOMAR is a certificate issued by the NSOContinue reading “The CENOMAR After An Annulment”

Reformed Annulment Process

Bonjour!  Mabuhay! The internet is abuzz with a recent announcement from the Vatican: Church annulment is now simplified, with bishops now empowered to judge the annulment cases themselves.  What’s more, the process is made more affordable, if not for free, addressing the prohibitive costs of an annulment and therefore, making it available to anyone seekingContinue reading “Reformed Annulment Process”