Tag Archive: Marriage Certificate Delivery


8 Aug 21

In the Philippines, married women have the option to use their husband’s last name or retain their maiden name.  Bear in mind that when a woman decides to change her last name (in her IDs, public records, etc.) she cannot undo this unless she becomes a widow or her marriage is annulled.

Here are quick guides on how you can update your government-issued IDs and other documents with your married last name.

  1. PhilHealth records

Bring the following at any PhilHealth office when requesting to update your records:

  1. SSS

Bring the following at any SSS branch to update your last name:

  1. Pag-IBIG

Bring the following at any SSS branch to update your last name:

  1. Passport

Bring the following on your scheduled appointment at the DFA

You can order your PSA marriage certificate at www.psahelpline.ph.  They process and deliver PSA documents so you don’t have to line up at the PSA or take a leave from work.

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6 June 3

Ordering your PSA certificates (birth, marriage, death, and CENOMAR) has never been easier and more convenient.  All it takes now is a Facebook chat or a visit to the PSAHelpline website and you would be able to place your orders and even pay online or at the nearest accredited payment centers and banks.

For those who feel more comfortable ordering through the phone and speaking with a representative, the PSAHelpline hotline is still available.  Our family has been ordering our PSA documents through this hotline for several years now.  We enjoy the convenience of simply calling the hotline and having someone else process the documents for us.  All we had to do is call and provide the details of the certificate owner, and then wait for the reference number to be read out by the agent.  Once we’ve paid the orders, we just need to wait for the documents to be delivered.

The longest we had to wait for our ordered certificates is 4 business days.  Our documents are sealed and intact every time and their couriers are really courteous.  Once, I had to order on behalf of my dad and the courier did not fail to ask for me and my dad’s IDs and my dad’s Letter of Authorization.  Even with the verification, I still thought that the transaction was quick and hassle-free.  A lot better than going out in the heat of the summer sun or getting stuck in traffic because of heavy rains.

If you need a copy of your PSA birth certificate (or marriage, death, or CENOMAR), I would strongly suggest that you just have it delivered by calling or chatting the PSAHelpline.  Their hotline is (02) 737-1111 and they are available to take your call, 24/7.  If you have already placed an order and would like to follow up on the status, you can also call the hotline and give them your reference number so they can track the parcel for you.  Checking the status of your order is also available online, just make sure you have the correct reference number.

A PSA birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate will be delivered to you for P365, while a CENOMAR is for P465.  These rates already include the processing and delivery fee!  Sulit ‘di ba?

If you want to know more about PSAHelpline, you can visit their website at www.psahelpline.ph or drop me a line and I will do my best to answer your questions.

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3 Mar 26

To avoid encountering problems on your passport application appointment date, make sure you have the correct and complete set of requirements when you appear at the DFA.  Remember, if you are renewing a maroon passport, you no longer need to bring a copy of your PSA birth certificate, unless you are going to use this as proof of filiation (parentage) for your (minor) child’s passport renewal.

  1. Personally appear at the DFA Consular Office where you set your passport application appointment.
  2. Bring your printed appointment packet that was sent to your email after you made your ePayment:
  • Checklist with schedule;
  • Application form with a barcode, reference number, and e-receipt number;
  • Two copies of the e-receipt.
  1. Birth and/or Marriage Certificate
  • Bring the original copies.
  • The DFA only accepts authenticated copies printed on NSO or PSA on the yellow Security Paper.  Again, the PSA Birth Certificate is NO LONGER required for the renewal of the maroon passport.
  1. One valid ID and its photocopy. The DFA accepts ANY ONE of the following:
  • SSS/GSIS/UMID
  • Driver’s License
  • Student Permit (card format)
  • PRC ID
  • OWWA/iDOLE ID
  • Voter’s ID/Voter’s Certificate
  • PNP Firearms License
  • Senior Citizen ID
  • School ID (valid and enrolled)
  • Valid ePassport
  • Residence Card

For more questions about passport appointments and requirements, you may visit the DFA website at ww.dfa.gov.ph or www.consular.dfa.gov.ph

Need quick facts about passport applications, requirements, and fees? Read this blog: QUICK FACTS FOR PASSPORT APPLICANTS AT THE DFA.

Reference:

https://www.facebook.com/dfaphl/

www.dfa.gov.ph

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Aug 08

If the information in your passport is incorrect, such as the spelling of your name or the date of your birth, can you still use your passport to travel?

Some Pinoys do not have a middle name, can they still apply for a passport even if this is the case?

This is part 3 of our series on Passport FAQs!  Don’t fail to share!

Other Passport-related Inquiries

  1. My passport’s information is incorrect. My passport has a typographical error. What should I do?

If you notice an error in your passport, please go to the nearest Consular Office and inform them about the error so that it can be evaluated and rectified.  You may find the Consular Office nearest you at https://consular.dfa.gov.ph/directory

  1. Can I still use my maiden name in my passport even though I am married?

Yes, provided that you have not yet used your married name in any previous Philippine passport.

  1. What should I do, my name is on the DFA Watch List?

You may contact the Passport Division at passportconcerns@dfa.gov.ph

  1. When is a passport considered mutilated?

An ePassport is considered damaged or mutilated under the following conditions:

  • Data page or any information on it is rendered unreadable or has been torn removing any information from the page.
  • Passport chip has been damaged and is no longer readable.
  • Machine-readable zone (MRZ) is no longer readable or has been torn from the data page.
  • The photo on data page is no longer visible, has been tampered, or the quality is questionable.
  • Page/s have been torn out and are no longer available.
  • Cover has been unstitched from the booklet.
  • Stitching of booklet has been undone.
  • Booklet has been severely water-damaged/water-logged and/or visa stamps have bled out.

Should a passport be in any of the above conditions, the applicant must provide an Affidavit of Explanation.

  1. Can I apply for a passport even though I do not have a middle name?

Yes, as long as that is what is indicated in your birth certificate.

However, if you do have a middle name but it does not appear in your birth certificate, you need to have your birth certificate corrected first.  Please refer to https://psa.gov.ph/civilregistration/problems-and-solutions for the requirements and procedure.

Authentication of Documents (“Red Ribbon”)

  1. How do I get my documents authenticated?

Here is the procedure for authentication services:

Step 1: Fill out an application form (Maximum of 5 documents per application form).

Step 2: Present a valid ID upon submission of the documents to the processing window.

Step 3: Pay appropriate Authentication Fee (Php 100/document – 4 days processing / Php 200/document – 1 day) processing to the Cashier.

Step 4: Bring official receipt and claim the authenticated documents on the indicated release schedule.

For more details, please visit: http://consular.dfa.gov.ph/authentication

  1. Does authentication need an appointment?

No appointment is needed for authentication services.

  1. Where can I submit documents for authentication? / Are authentication services available on Saturdays?

Authentication services are available only at the following Consular Offices:

  • DFA Aseana
  • DFA NCR-Northeast (Ali Mall)
  • DFA NCR-East (SM Megamall)
  • DFA NCR-West (SM Manila)
  • DFA NCR-South (Metro Gaisano Alabang) and
  • DFA San Fernando, Pampanga

Yes, authentication services are available from Monday to Saturday.  But authenticated documents are released only from Monday to Friday.

DFA Aseana does not have authentication services on Saturday.

  1. Can I send a representative to have my documents authenticated for me? What are the requirements?

Applicants must file/claim their documents personally.  If you are unable to do so, you may send your authorized representative who may file/claim documents on your behalf.  Your authorized representative must present a Special Power of Attorney, a photocopy of the applicant’s valid ID bearing his/her signature and the representative’s own valid ID bearing his/her signature and one photocopy.

For more information, please visit: http://consular.dfa.gov.ph/requirements-for-authorized-representative

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