How to Secure a Marriage License at the Manila City Hall

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 ofContinue reading “How to Secure a Marriage License at the Manila City Hall”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Birth date (day and month only) Under RA 10172 Part 7 of 16

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 noteContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Birth date (day and month only) Under RA 10172 Part 7 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Gender Under RA 10172 Part 6 of 16

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 processContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Gender Under RA 10172 Part 6 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to Secure an Affidavit to Use the Surname of the Father under RA 9255 Part 5 of 16

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 beforeContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to Secure an Affidavit to Use the Surname of the Father under RA 9255 Part 5 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: How To Correct Clerical Error on Middle Name or Mother’s Name of an Unmarried Petitioner Part 4 of 16

As Filipinos, we consider it very important to use our mother’s maiden last name as our middle name.  Although we are widely known to practice patriarchal system in families (and sometimes, businesses), we are also known to give utmost reverence to our mothers and her lineage. That is why it is important to make sureContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How To Correct Clerical Error on Middle Name or Mother’s Name of an Unmarried Petitioner Part 4 of 16”

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”

How to File for Late Registration of Birth Certificate at the Manila City Hall Part 1 of 16

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 butContinue reading “How to File for Late Registration of Birth Certificate at the Manila City Hall Part 1 of 16”

CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERROR IN THE MIDDLE NAME OR MOTHER’S NAME (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’SContinue reading “CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERROR IN THE MIDDLE NAME OR MOTHER’S NAME (MARRIED)”