List of Requirements for Change of First Name in your PSA Birth Certificate

If the first name written on your PSA birth certificate is not the name that you are using in most (if not all) of your IDs and transactions, you need to have it changed.  It is important that the details in your IDs and those written in your birth certificate match, especially when you areContinue reading “List of Requirements for Change of First Name in your PSA Birth Certificate”

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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”

Nicknames and Aliases: Is it Unlawful to Use a Name Other Than Your Own?

Filipinos like using nicknames.  We give our children unique sounding names such as ‘Jun-Jun’, ‘Ken-Ken’, and ‘Mac-Mac’.  Girls are named ‘Ging-Ging’, ‘Che-Che’, and sometimes, ‘Pot-Pot’.  Every family has a Tito Boy and a Tita Baby, a Kuya Boyet and an Ate Mayet, a Tito Tito or a Tita Tita.  Very seldom are we called byContinue reading “Nicknames and Aliases: Is it Unlawful to Use a Name Other Than Your Own?”

New Passport Application Due to Name Change: Requirements and Processes

When a person changes his name, whether due to marriage, adoption, or corrections on birth certificate entries, the rest of his identification documents, such as passports, should also be updated.  Here is a list of name amendments allowed by Philippine laws and the specific requirements when applying for a new or renewed passport due toContinue reading “New Passport Application Due to Name Change: Requirements and Processes”

The Quezon City Hall Series: Court Decrees and Legitimation

Parents who have children born before they were married can have their children legitimized by executing an Affidavit of Legitimation.  This must be submitted to the Office of the Civil Registrar of the child’s birthplace.  Court decrees, on the other hand, are legal instruments concerning the status of a person such as Admission of Paternity,Continue reading “The Quezon City Hall Series: Court Decrees and Legitimation”

The Quezon City Hall Series: How to File an Affidavit for Clerical Error and Change of First Name

A most common issue encountered by Filipinos with their birth certificates are misspelled first, middle, or last names.  These can go from just a single misplaced letter to an entire unknown name that somehow made it to the person’s birth certificate by mistake.  If you need to have your name corrected or changed, you mayContinue reading “The Quezon City Hall Series: How to File an Affidavit for Clerical Error and Change of First Name”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Change of First Name on Birth Certificate (Not Married) Part 14 of 16

In a previous post, we discussed the requirements and processes involved when changing the first name of a birth certificate owner who is already married.  Today’s post is about filing a petition for the change of first name of an unmarried individual at the Manila City Hall. What to bring: (a). 2 latest certified/local  copiesContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Change of First Name on Birth Certificate (Not Married) Part 14 of 16”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: My Father Changed His Name on his Marriage Certificate

Mildred is the eldest daughter of Mang Gerry and Aling Myrna.  She migrated to the U.S. and earned her citizenship when she married her fiancé who is a natural-born citizen of America.  Two years after she was sworn in, she petitioned for her parents to legally stay in the U.S. with her and her husband.Continue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: My Father Changed His Name on his Marriage Certificate”