Why Do You Need to Get a New Copy of Your PSA Birth Certificate?

If birth certificates do not expire, why do we need to secure new copies from the Philippine Statistics Authority (formerly National Statistics Office)? In a recent radio interview, the assistant national statistician of the PSA mentioned the different reasons why Filipinos need to secure new copies of their civil registry records such as birth andContinue reading “Why Do You Need to Get a New Copy of Your PSA Birth Certificate?”

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How Do I Change My Mother’s Name on my PSA Birth Certificate?

Sofie has always known that her mother’s name is Emelita.  That is the name written on all her mother’s IDs and on the birth certificates of Sofie and her siblings.  However, when Aling Emelita requested for a copy of her PSA birth certificate, they were shocked to see that her name is actually not EmelitaContinue reading “How Do I Change My Mother’s Name on my PSA Birth Certificate?”

How to Renew a Lost and Expired Philippine Passport

A basic requirement for passport renewal is the submission of the expired (or expiring passport) so the DFA can cancel its validity.  But what if the old passport has gone missing? Here’s how you can renew a lost and expired passport: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: Personal appearance. Confirmed appointment. No need to submit a passport size photo.Continue reading “How to Renew a Lost and Expired Philippine Passport”

The Easiest Way to Get your PSA Certificates Online

There is a better and more efficient means to get PSA documents (birth, marriage, CENOMAR, death) and that is by ordering online at http://www.psahelpline.ph.  It works just like any other online retail facility where you simply choose the item you need, place it in your virtual cart, pay, and then wait for the order toContinue reading “The Easiest Way to Get your PSA Certificates Online”

Problems with PSA Birth Certificate: When Correcting One Letter Results to a Court Proceeding

Aling Nelia is a housewife and a mother of five children.  On her 57th birthday, her kids pooled their resources and surprised her with a round-trip ticket to Hong Kong as it has always been her ardent dream to see the place. She began working on the required documents while waiting for her passport applicationContinue reading “Problems with PSA Birth Certificate: When Correcting One Letter Results to a Court Proceeding”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Clerical Error on the Middle Name of Married Petitioner Part 15 of 16

Here are the requirements you need to prepare when filing for a correction on your maiden middle name after you have been married. What to bring: 2 latest certified/local copies and 2 latest PSA (formerly NSO) birth certificate to be corrected. 2 latest certified copy of marriage contract of the document owner. 2 latest certifiedContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Clerical Error on the Middle Name of Married Petitioner Part 15 of 16”

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”

The Manila City Hall Series: Filing for Correction of Birth Order Under RA 9048 Part 13 of 16

If you were the firstborn in your family but your birth certificate states that you have siblings older than you, then you need to have that entry corrected as soon as possible.  The birth order determines how many children your mother has already had and the succession of each child in the family tree. HereContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: Filing for Correction of Birth Order Under RA 9048 Part 13 of 16”