List of Documents Required by Immigration from Pinoy Tourists

No one can really say if there is a definite means to avoid getting questioned at your point of entry when travelling as a tourist.  We did a research on the types of documents that are often asked of Filipino travelers and some basic reminders to avoid being detained unnecessarily at Immigration points.  We hopeContinue reading “List of Documents Required by Immigration from Pinoy Tourists”

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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”

How to Claim for SSS Death Benefits

When an SSS member passes away, his beneficiaries are entitled to claim death benefits from the Social Security System (SSS).  Here is how you can file and claim for SSS death benefits: There are two types of death benefits paid to beneficiaries of a member: Pension Lump Sum Amount In order for the beneficiaries toContinue reading “How to Claim for SSS Death Benefits”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Legitimation Due to Subsequent Marriage

When a child is born out of wedlock, his or her birthright is marked as illegitimate.  The child carries the last name of his mother unless he is acknowledged by his father on paper or his parents decide to get married later on.  Should it be the latter, the child is able to carry theContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Legitimation Due to Subsequent Marriage”

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”

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”