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A marriage license is required of couples who intend to get married in a church or through civil rites.  It can be secured at the city or municipal hall where the marrying parties reside.  The marriage license may be used anywhere in the country and is valid for 120 days.

Here are the list of requirements and steps to follow when applying for a marriage license at the Manila City Hall.

What you need to bring:

 For applicants between 18 to 21 years old

  1.  Birth certificate
    • Latest certified local copy – if born in Manila
    • PSA birth certificate – if born outside Manila
    • Latest original copy of baptismal certificate if the applicant does not have a record of birth.
  2. Latest PSA Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR)
  3. Valid ID with address in Manila – bring the original copy and one photocopy
  4. Parental Consent (provided for under Article 14 of the Family Code of the Philippines)
    • Parent to appear at the Manila City Hall; bring a valid ID (original and photocopy)
    • Father, Mother, or Guardian – follow this order when one of the parents is not able to personally appear at the city hall.
    • Marriage Counseling – Manila Health Department and MSWD

For applicants between 21 to 25 years old

  1. The same requirements as for applicants between 18 to 21 years old:
  2. Parental Advice – Marriage license shall not be issued until after three months if parental advice is not obtained of if parents are not in favor of the marriage.  During the 3-month waiting period, the publication of the application shall be completed.  A sworn statement of the contracting parties must likewise be submitted indicating therein that the parents refuse to give advice.

For applicants above 25 years old

  1.  The same requirements as above:
  2. If the applicants are foreigners or former Filipino citizens but are now naturalized citizens of another country:
    • Passport – original and photocopy
    • Legal capacity to marry to be issued by their respective embassy in the Philippines.

If one of the applicants is a former Filipino citizen and a divorcee or foreign national formerly married to a Filipino, submit a Judicial Recognition of the absolute decree of divorce obtained abroad of his/her previous marriage.

Steps to follow:

  1. Request for an Order of Payment.
  2. Attend the seminar
    • For applicants 18 to 24 years old, proceed to Room 128-MHD and Room 108-MSWD
    • For applicants 25 years old and above, proceed to Room 128-MHD
    • A fee of Php 150.00 must be paid for the seminar.
  3. After the seminar, submit all documents to Ms Myrna Lopez at the counter for the application for Marriage Licenses.
  4. Marriage License will be released after 10 days.

Other reminders:

  1. If the applicants underwent a change in nationality, present naturalization papers/election of citizenship.
  2. If father is a foreigner and the mother is a Filipina, born from 1973 and earlier, please present an Affidavit of Citizenship.
  3. Please observe proper attire during oath-taking.  Avoid wearing shorts, sando, and slippers.

Source: http://manila.gov.ph/services/civil-registry/

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An incorrect birth day on your birth certificate will cause confusion on your age.  Just like any other clerical error on your civil registry document, this must be addressed as soon as possible.

The City of Manila published the following article to help applicants prepare for the required documents and fees in advance.  Please note that some of the requirements and fees may vary depending on the city or municipality where you will be applying for the correction.

Mandatory Requirements:

(a). One (1) latest certified machine copy and one (1) photocopy of the birth certificate to be corrected issued by the Manila Civil Registrar.

(b). One (1) latest NSO copy and one (1) photocopy of the birth certificate to be corrected.

(c). One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of the following documents:

  • Elementary school records (Form 137/school certification). In case the petitioner/document owner never entered school, an affidavit attesting to this fact shall be submitted.
  • Medical records issued by the hospital or clinic where the certificate owner was born. In case the hospital or clinic is no longer operating, the petitioner must submit an affidavit attesting to this fact.
  • Baptismal certificate and other documents issued by religious authorities. In case where the petitioner/document owner has no baptismal certificate or similar documents, an affidavit attesting to this fact shall be submitted.
  • If the petitioner/document owner is employed, submit a certificate of employment, indicating that the same does not have pending administrative cases with the company.
  • Affidavit of non-employment indicating that the document owner has no pending civil or criminal case or criminal records, if not employed at the time the petition was filed.
  • Affidavit of self-employment indicating that the document owner has no pending civil criminal case or no criminal record, if self-employed at the time the petition was filed.
  • Certification issued by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, if the document owner is a college student.
  • Certification issued by the Guidance Counselor, if the document owner is in Elementary or High School.
  • NBI and POLICE CLEARANCE – purpose indicated must be for the correction of the day and month on the date of birth in the birth certificate. If document owner is 0 to 7 years old, this requirement is waived.
  • For married petitioners – Latest PSA (formerly NSO) copy of marriage certificate issued by the local civil registrar.
  • Documents that will show proof of the correction being sought such as Service Records, GSIS or SSS Records, Insurance Certificates and Income Tax Returns.
  • Two (2) photocopies of valid ID of the petitioner and the document owner and one (1) copy of latest community tax certificate from the place of work or residence.
  • Special Power of Attorney (SPA), if the document owner is abroad or physically or mentally incapacitated.  He or she can be represented by a lawyer or his or her nearest relative up to the third degree of consanguinity.

Process and Fees:

(a). After completing all required documents, proceed to the information counter of the Manila City Hall and secure a number for pre-interview.  Please make sure to bring the original copies of the documents for validation.  Only the applicants with complete requirements will be entertained for pre-interview.

(b). Publication of the petition for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general and national circulation (list of newspapers will be provided during the final interview).

(c). Steps to follow will also be provided during the final interview.

(d). Processing of the petition takes four (4) months and will begin on the date the petition was received by the Manila City Hall.

(e). Registration fee : Php 3,000

(f). Certified Photocopy : Php 230.00 for single petition, Php 350.00 for double petition

(g). Transmittal Fee : Php 210.00 for single petition, Php 330.00 for double petition

Note that the fees for the notarization and publication are not included in the above.

The Manila City Hall does not conduct interviews during Fridays.

Source: http://manila.gov.ph/services/civil-registry/

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Another common birth certificate problem encountered by Filipinos is an incorrect entry in the Gender field.  Women are marked as “male” and men are marked as “female”.  Having this kind of error corrected can be daunting if you are not armed with the prescribed step-by-step process and list of documentary requirements.

Below is the process implemented by the Manila City Hall for filing for correction of gender under RA 10172.  Note that since this was lifted from the website of the city of Manila, some requirements, fees, and processes may not be applicable when filing the same at a different city or municipality.

Mandatory Requirements:

(a). Latest certified machine copy and one photocopy of the birth certificate to be corrected, issued by the Manila Civil Registrar.

(b). Latest PSA copy and one photocopy of the birth certificate to be corrected.

(c). Medical certificate issued by the Manila City Health Officer as to the true gender of the document owner and same has not undergone sex change or sex transplant.

Applicants can get their referral slip at the Administrative Division, look for Ms. DEL NAVATA.  Proceed to the Office of the Manila City Health Officer at Room 132, Ground Floor, Manila City Hall. Fee for medical is P100.00 only.

(d). Ultrasound and one colored photo (whole body).

(e). Elementary school records (Form 137/school certification).  In case the petitioner/document owner never entered school, an Affidavit attesting to the facts shall be submitted.

(g). Baptismal certificate and other documents issued by religious authorities.  In case where the petitioner/document owner has no baptismal certificate or similar documents, an Affidavit attesting to the facts shall be submitted.

(h). Certificate of employment indicating that the document owner has no pending administrative case, if employed.

(i). Affidavit of non-employment indicating that the document owner has no pending civil or criminal case or no criminal record, if not employed at the time of filing the petition.

(j). Affidavit of self-employment indicating that the document owner has no pending civil or criminal record, if self-employed at the time of filing of the petition.

(k). Certification issued by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, if the document owner is a college student.

(l). Certification issued by the Guidance Counselor if the document owner is in grade school or high school.

(m). NBI and Police Clearance, clearly indicating that the purpose of which is for the correction of sex/gender.  This is not required if the document owner is between 0 to 7 years old.

(n). If the document owner is MARRIED:

  • Latest PSA copy and certified machine copy of Marriage Certificate
  • One copy of latest PSA birth certificate of children.
  • Two copies of birth certificate of children issued by the LCR.
  • Documents that will show proof of the correction being sought like Employment Record, Income Tax Return, Personal Data Sheet, duly certified by the HRD.
  • Voter’s records.
  • Two photocopies of valid ID of the petitioner and the document owner.

Important Reminders:

  • SPA (Special Power of Attorney) is not allowed.
  • The document owner shall file the petition personally except when he is a minor, physically or mentally incapacitated.
  • In case the document owner falls under any of the above conditions, petition may be filed by spouse or any of the document owner’s children, parents, siblings, grandparents, guardians, or persons authorized by law.  The document owner must appear at the city hall during the filing of the petition.

What to Expect:

(a). After completing all the requirements, proceed to the information counter and get a number for the pre-interview.  Only applicants with complete requirements will be allowed for the pre-interview.

(b). Publication of the petition for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general and national circulation (list of newspapers will be provided during the final interview).

(c). Steps to follow will also be provided during the Final Interview.

(d). Processing of the petition is four (4) months.  Will commence on the date the petition is received by this office.

(e). Payments are as follows:

  • Registration fee – P3,000.00
  • Certified photocopy – P230.00 for single petition and P350.00 for double petition
  • Transmittal fee – P210.00 for single petition and P330.00 double petition

Payment for publication and notary of the petition form are not yet included.

Source: http://manila.gov.ph/services/civil-registry/

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An illegitimate child, using his mother’s last name as his family name, may be permitted to use his father’s last name by virtue of an Affidavit to Use the Surname of the Father or AUSF.  This includes children born whose births are yet to be registered at the LCR and were born on or before August 3, 1988.

Here are the steps to be taken when filing an AUSF at the Manila City Hall.  Kindly take note that fees and schedules of interview may vary depending on the municipality; the following were lifted from the website of the Manila City Hall and are applicable to parties transacting there.

What You Need To Bring:

(a). Latest certified copy of birth certificate of the child.

(b). Valid ID of Father and Mother (original and photocopy).

(c). Community Tax Certificate (Cedula) of Father.

(d). Original and photocopy of child’s baptismal certificate.

(e). Certified true copy and original school records showing the names of the parents.

(f). If child’s mother is deceased, submit certified copy of Death Certificate (latest copy).

(g). If child is of legal age, submit a valid ID.

Note: Both parents must accompany the child (even if child is of legal age) during the interview.

Additional requirements for the father in case he does not expressly recognize filiation with the child.  This is applicable in cases when the father could not be present during the filing of the AUSF (residing abroad, deceased, physically incapable):

(a). Employment records

(b). SSS/GSIS records

(c). Insurance

(d). Certificate of Membership in any organization

(e). Statement of Assets and Liabilities

(f). Income Tax Return (ITR)

Submit all documents to the Manila City Hall.  Please note that all applications are subject for evaluation.

Interviews for RA 9255 are conducted every Monday only.  Below are the filing fees:

P420.00 (with Paternity)

P520.00 (without Paternity)

Source: http://manila.gov.ph/services/civil-registry/

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If you are a resident of the city of Manila, you will find yourself transacting at one of the most historical city halls in our country at least once.  The iconic building is located at the corners of Taft Avenue, Padre Burgos Avenue, and Villegas Street in Ermita.  It may look old to some but it is eternally buzzing with activities and never without people coming and going, filing documents or retrieving records for various purposes.

People born in the city of Manila will always find a reason to visit the city hall.  To help you with your civil registry transactions, we are releasing this blog series on transaction procedures and lists of requirements, as published in their website.

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Late Registration of Birth Certificate:

List of Requirements:

(a). Latest Certificate of No Record from the PSA (formerly NSO) and LCR of Manila.

(b). Endorsement from the Hospital and Affidavit stating reason of delay, if born in a hospital.

(c). Affidavit from the Midwife and Hilot stating reason of delay and Midwife License, if attended by Midwife and Hilot.  (Item no. 2 is no longer required if the hospital has since closed down and the Midwife or Hilot is deceased and unknown).

Note: Submit a Pre-Natal Record of the mother if 40 years old and above at the time of conception of the child regardless of the birth order.

(d). PSA Marriage Certificate of Parents.

If no record was issued, submit Birth Certificate of brothers and sisters with date and place of marriage of parents or Birth Certificate of older brothers and sisters.

If not married, submit an Affidavit to Use the Father’s Surname (AUSF) pursuant to RA 9255 and also to accomplish the Affidavit of Acknowledgment/Paternity at the back of the COLB (For Children born after August 1988).

Father to sign at the back portion of the Certificate of Live Birth for Admission of Paternity and Acknowledgment (For children born after August 1988).

If Father is deceased, submit documents such as Insurance, ITR (Income Tax Return) and other records that will prove the filiaton of the child or documents showing that the father has acknowledged the child.

For the REGISTRANT

Submit original copy of ANY TWO (2) of the following documents with the date and place of birth

(a). Baptismal Certificate

(b). School Records showing full name as registered in the school, date, and place of birth, name of parents (either Elementary or High School).

(c). Transcript of Records with date and place of birth.

(d). Voter’s Affidavit

(e). Employment Records (SSS / GSIS), if employed.

(f). ITR (Income Tax Return), if employed.

(g). Pre-Natal Record (for minor children)

(h). Other documents the office may consider relevant and necessary for the approval of the application (Philhealth, Service Record, Personal Data Sheet, Medical Record, Certificate from OSCA, etc.)

REMINDERS:

(a). Do not submit “Fake Documents” to avoid penalty.  All supporting documents are subject for Verification.

(b). All Birth Certificate and Marriage Contract for submission must be CERTIFIED COPIES from the PSA.

(c). If Birth Certificate is prepared by Midwife, Hilot, and Hospital, please avoid erasures.  Birth Certificate with erasures shall be returned for re-typing.

(d). Please complete all the needed requirements before submission.

(e). Ten (10) days posting period.  Will commence on the day when the requirements were submitted.

FEES:

If born in a hospital:

0-6 months – Php 115.00

6 months to less than 1 year old – Php 140.00

More than 1 year old – Php 190.00

If born through a Midwife/Hilot, or born in a hospital but hospital is already closed:

Php 290.00

If with AUSF, additional Php 30.00

The Manila City Hall does not receive applications and follow-ups every Friday.

Source: http://manila.gov.ph/services/civil-registry/

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Bonjour. Mabuhay.

For those living in Manila, planning to visit the Manila City Local Civil Registrar for their birth certificates or other registration concerns, this is the third in a series on the requirements and protocols you might need to know.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERROR IN THE LAST NAME OR FATHER’S NAME OF DOCUMENT OWNER (MARRIED) UNDER RA 9048

1. 2 latest certified/local copies and 2 latest NSO copies of birth certificate to be corrected
2. 2 latest certified copies of birth certificate/death certificate of mother. If certified of no record was issued, please submit birth certificate or marriage contract of mother’s 2 brothers or sisters.
3. 2 latest certified copies of marriage contract of parents. If certification of no record was issued, please, submit birth certificate of documents owner’s brother or sister at least two (2).
4. 2 latest certified copies of marriage contract of document owner
5. 2 copies of baptismal certificate
6. 2 copies of school records (Elementary and High School either F-137/138 or Certification) or College (TOR)
7. 2 certified copies of voter’s registration record/voters affidavit. (COMELEC)
8. 2 copies of valid ID of the petitioner and the document owner and 1 copy of latest community tax certificate from the place of work or residence
9. Other documents which the office may consider relevant and necessary for the approval of the Petition. GSIS/SSS Record, Diploma (Elem., HS or College/Vocational), Medical Record, Business Record, Service Record, Insurance, Certificate of Land Title, Passbook, etc.
10. SPA (Special Power Attorney), If the petitioner is not the document owner like auntie, uncle godparents, client, friend, officemate etc.

REMINDERS:
1. All civil documents (Birth, Marriage and Death) to be submitted should be the latest certified
local copy or security paper from NSO
2. After the compliance of the requirements, please proceed to the information counter and get a number for the pre-interview and bring the original copies of the supporting documents (Personal Records) (Only with complete requirements are allowed for pre-interview)
3. Steps to follow will be provided after the Final Interview
4. Processing of the petition is four (4) months. Will commence on the date the petition will be receive by this Office
5. Payments are as follows: Registration Fee (P 1,000.00)/Certified Xerox Copy (P230.00) and Transmittal Fee (P210.00) and Additional Payment of P30.00 (document with supplemental report)

NO INTERVIEW EVERY FRIDAY

Sourced from: http://www.manila.gov.ph/citycivilregistry.htm

Note that you can opt to have NSO certificates delivered to you by calling (02)737-1111 or checking www.birthcertificates.com.ph

2nd of the Series:
CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERROR IN THE MIDDLE NAME OR MOTHER’S NAME (NOT MARRIED)

Bonjour. Mabuhay.

For those living in Manila, planning to visit the Manila City Local Civil Registrar for their birth certificates or other registration concerns, I shall make a series on the requirements and protocols you might need to know.

Let’s start with this:

REQUIREMENTS FOR CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERROR IN THE MIDDLE NAME OR MOTHER’S NAME OF DOCUMENT OWNER (MARRIED) UNDER RA 9048

1. 2 latest certified/local copies and 2 latest NSO copies of birth certificate to be corrected
2. 2 latest certified copies of birth certificate/death certificate of mother. If certified of no record was issued, please submit birth certificate or marriage contract of mother’s 2 brothers or sisters.
3. 2 latest certified copies of marriage contract of parents. If certification of no record was issued, please submit birth certificate of documents owner’s brother or sister at least two (2).
4. 2 latest certified copies of marriage contract of document owner
5. 2 copies of baptismal certificate
6. 2 copies of school records (Elementary and High School either F-137/138 or Certification) or College (TOR)
7. 2 certified copies of voter’s registration record/voters affidavit. (COMELEC)
8. 2 copies of valid ID of the petitioner and the document owner and 1 copy of latest community tax certificate from the place of work or residence
9. Other documents which the office may consider relevant and necessary for the approval of the Petition. GSIS/SSS Record, Diploma (Elem., HS or College/Vocational), Medical Record, Business Record, Service Record, Insurance, Certificate of Land Title, Passbook, etc.
10. SPA (Special Power Attorney), If the petitioner is not the document owner like auntie, uncle godparents, client, friend, officemate etc.

REMINDERS:
1. All civil documents (Birth, Marriage and Death) to be submitted should be the latest certified
local copy or security paper from NSO
2. After the compliance of the requirements, please proceed to the information counter and get a number for the pre-interview and bring the original copies of the supporting documents (Personal Records) (Only with complete requirements are allowed for pre-interview)
3. Steps to follow will be provided after the Final Interview
4. Processing of the petition is four (4) months. Will commence on the date the petition will be receive by this Office
5. Payments are as follows: Registration Fee (P 1,000.00)/Certified Xerox Copy (P230.00) and Transmittal Fee (P210.00) and Additional Payment of P30.00 (document with supplemental report)

NO INTERVIEW EVERY FRIDAY

Sourced from: http://www.manila.gov.ph/citycivilregistry.htm

Note that you can opt to have NSO certificates delivered to you by calling (02)737-1111 or checking www.birthcertificates.com.ph

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