2 Feb 18

There are two things that can go wrong when typing your middle name in your birth certificate:

  • It could be misspelled or
  • Your middle and last names may be interchanged so that your last name becomes your middle name and your middle name becomes your last name.

Incorrect entries in the middle name field in your birth certificate could cause problems and delays in your transactions.  Do not wait until the last minute until you have this corrected.  Here’s how:

  • Misspelled Middle Name
    • File a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error under the provisions of Republic Act 9048
    • You may file this at the Local Civil Registry (LCR) office of the city or municipality where the birth was registered (birthplace of the owner of the certificate).
    • If the petitioner is already residing in a different place (within the Philippines), he may file the petition at the LCR of the city or municipality of her current address.
    • If the petitioner was born abroad, he may file the petition at the Philippine Consulate where his birth was reported.
  •  Middle and Last Names were Interchanged
    • This is considered an error in encoding and can likewise be corrected by filing a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error under the provisions of RA 9048.
    • You may file this at the Local Civil Registry (LCR) office of the city or municipality where the birth was registered (birthplace of the owner of the certificate).
    • If the petitioner is already residing in a different place (within the Philippines), he may file the petition at the LCR of the city or municipality of her current address.
    • If the petitioner was born abroad, he may file the petition at the Philippine Consulate where his birth was reported.
  • Supporting Documents for Interchanged Middle and Last Names
    • Certified machine copy of the birth record containing the entry to be corrected;
    • Not less than two private or public documents upon which the correction shall be based like baptismal certificate, voters’ affidavit, employment record, GSIS/SSS record, medical record, business record, drivers’ license, insurance, land titles, certificate of land transfer, bank passbook, NBI/Police Clearance, civil registry records of ascendants;
    • Notice/Certificate of Posting;
    • Payment of One Thousand Pesos (Php 1,000.00) as filing fee.  For petitions filed abroad, a fee of USD 50.00 or equivalent value in local currency shall be collected;
    • Other documents which may be required by the concerned civil registrar.

Stay tuned for more articles on how to correct common errors found in your PSA birth certificate.

Reference: www.psa.gov.ph

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