Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Illegitimate, No Birth Certificate, and Not Acknowledged by her Mother

Alona is an illegitimate child, born to parents who were barely out of their teens.  Her mother gave her up for adoption when she was just a few days old, in exchange for a plane ticket from Manila to Iloilo.  She was never heard of from again.  Upon learning that his daughter was given toContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Illegitimate, No Birth Certificate, and Not Acknowledged by her Mother”

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Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Middle Name on Birth Certificate is Not Spelled Out

A comedy of errors.  That’s how Geraldine would describe the root cause of the problem she had with her birth certificate.  And she did not realize this until after she graduated from college and is now working on her papers to take the board exams for nurses. Her full name is Geraldine Tee Garduque.  TheContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Middle Name on Birth Certificate is Not Spelled Out”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Middle Name Being Used is Different from Middle Name on Birth Certificate

Pinoy parents are very fond of giving their children long names.  One name is simply not enough and as a result, kids end up with three, four, or even five “first names”. Such is the case of Maria Angeline Antonia Licudine De Castro.  Her  parents coined the first two names from their names, the fatherContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Middle Name Being Used is Different from Middle Name on Birth Certificate”

Problems on NSO Marriage Certificate: No Signature of Married Couple

A marriage certificate cannot be considered valid if any of the parties involved fail to sign the document.  In all of the civil wedding rites I have witnessed, the solemnizing officer requests the marrying couple and their sponsors to go over the marriage certificate carefully and take all the time they need to make sureContinue reading “Problems on NSO Marriage Certificate: No Signature of Married Couple”

Problems on NSO Marriage Certificate : No Entry on the Date of Marriage

It pays to carefully review our civil registry documents to make sure that all entries are accurate and clearly printed on the form.  Should there be entries needing correction, it is best to act on it as soon as possible as these corrections take time.  It would be a shame to miss out on opportunitiesContinue reading “Problems on NSO Marriage Certificate : No Entry on the Date of Marriage”

Problems on NSO Marriage Certificate : Blurred or Unreadable Entries on the Certificate of Marriage

All the details reflected on your NSO Marriage Certificate (now PSA Marriage Certificate) are vital in proving the validity of your and your spouse’s union.  Should there be items that were omitted or overlooked while filling out the document, make sure to attend to these right away to avoid any delays in your future transactionsContinue reading “Problems on NSO Marriage Certificate : Blurred or Unreadable Entries on the Certificate of Marriage”

Problems on NSO Marriage Certificate : Misspelled Names of Bride or Groom

A marriage certificate is a vital civil registry document that attests to the union of a man and a woman. That is why it is important that the information written on the certificate are all accurate. So what happens when you miss an entry or misspell a name in a marriage certificate?  Can these beContinue reading “Problems on NSO Marriage Certificate : Misspelled Names of Bride or Groom”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Delayed Registration of Birth

In a previous article, we tackled the issue of some Pinoys not having birth records with the Philippine Statistics Authority or PSA (formerly National Statistics Office or NSO).  In most cases, the owner of the certificate need to consult with the LCR where his birth was supposedly registered and check if the LCR has aContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Delayed Registration of Birth”