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About 15 years ago when I first worked on my passport application, I got overwhelmed with all the documents and IDs I needed to prepare.  I thought to myself, if this is how complicated the process is, how can senior citizens, PWDs, and other citizens with special needs and cases manage to get everything done.

A lot has changed since the first time I applied for a passport (and have only been renewing my passport ever since.  Passport renewals are simpler than applying for the first time).  And now that I have been given the facility to help and reach out to others, I decided to come up with a quick guide on the general requirements, fees, and turn-around-time for the applicants to receive their passports.

Save this article in your bookmarks to serve as your ready reference when you or a family member, friend, or even a total stranger asks for the basics when applying for a Philippine passport.

Read on!

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Personal appearance of applicant.
  2. Confirmed appointment.  You may set an appointment at www.passport.gov.ph/appointment
  3. Accomplished application form.  You may download a copy at www.dfa.gov.ph
  4. PSA-issued Birth Certificate.  You may order for a copy of your PSA documents at www.psahelpline.ph
  5. Government-issued picture ID with photocopy.
  6. Supporting documents and IDs.  You may check the list of acceptable documents and IDs here: http://dfa.gov.ph/images/OCA/Forms/RequirementsForPassportApplication.pdf

FEES AND PROCESSING TIME

  1. Express processing fee – P1,200

Ideal processing time is:

    • 7 working days for Metro Manila applicants
    • 10 working days outside Metro Manila.
    • The stated processing period does not include the delivery time.

     2. Regular processing fee – P950

Processing time is:

  • 20 working days for Metro Manila applicants
  • 30 working days outside Metro Manila.
  • The stated processing period does not include the delivery time.

VALID IDs

The DFA accepts any one of the following:

  1. Digitized SSS ID
  2. Driver’s License
  3. GSIS E-card
  4. PRC ID
  5. IBP ID
  6. OWWA ID
  7. Digitized BIR ID
  8. Senior Citizen’s ID
  9. Unified Multi-purpose ID (UMID)
  10. Voter’s ID
  11. Old College ID
  12. Alumni ID
  13. Employment ID

FOR APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT HAVE ANY BIRTH RECORD

  1. If born in or after January 1, 1950:
    • All general requirements listed above.
    • Apply for the delayed registration of birth at the local civil registry office at the applicant’s place of birth.
    • Submit the following documents:
  2. Born in or before December 31, 1949:
    • All general requirements as listed above.
    • Certificate of Non-availability of Record from the Philippine Statistics Authority.
    • Notarized Joint Birth Affidavit of Two Disinterested Persons.
    • Any public document with the correct full name, and date and place of birth such as:
      • Baptismal certificate with readable dry seal.
      • National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Certificate with photo and readable dry seal (for Muslim applicants).

FOR APPLICANTS WHO HAVE BEEN NATURALIZED

  1. All general requirements as listed above.
  2. Identification Certificate of Naturalization
  3. Oath of Allegiance.

Note that the DFA may require additional documents and IDs, especially if the applicant is a minor, adopted, traveling without his parents, and many other cases involving legitimacy, age, and physical condition of the minor or the traveler.  It would be best to be ready with the above documents as these are the basic requirements when applying for a passport.  Preparing these in advance will help you save time, effort, and money.

For more information on passport application, you may visit the DFA’s website at www.dfa.gov.ph

Reference:

www.dfa.gov.ph

 

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Minerva was already 23 years old when she learned that her father is married with children before she was born.  She learned about it the hard way – when she landed her first job, her supervisor turned out to be her father’s eldest son from his previous marriage, making him her half-brother.

She did her research and found out that her father’s marriage with his previous wife is still in effect; he had not filed for an annulment and in fact, has been sending financial support for his children while staying with Minerva and her mom!

What proved to be more difficult and confusing for Minerva is the fact that her status in her birth certificate is ‘Legitimated’ (due to subsequent marriage).  As far as she knows, she was born before her father (who was presumed to be single then) and mother were ‘married’.  They got married when Minerva was 7 years old, she even stood as flower girl during their wedding!

Now that it looks like her father is not even legally capable of ‘marrying’ her mother in the first place, what does that make of her ‘legitimation’?

What is ‘Legitimation’?

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) website, legitimation is a remedy by means of which those who in fact were not born in wedlock and should, therefore, be considered illegitimate, are by fiction, considered legitimate, it being supposed that they were born when their parents were already validly married.

Who can be ‘Legitimated’?

Legitimation may be done for children who were conceived before their biological parents were married, provided that their parents were not disqualified by any impediments to marry each other.

For a child to be considered legitimated by subsequent marriage, it is necessary that:

  • The parents could have legally contracted marriage at the time the child was conceived;
  • That the child has been acknowledged by the parents before or after the celebration of their marriage; and
  • The acknowledgment was made with the consent of the child, if age or with the approval of the court, if a minor, unless it has been made in the certificate before a court of record, or in any authentic writing.

In all aspects, Minerva’s legitimation would have been legal and binding except for the fact that her father is married to another woman at the time he ‘married’ Minerva’s mother.  Effectively, this invalidates Minerva’s legitimation because the marriage between her parents is invalid.  In fact, she is not even qualified for legitimation.

Can a legitimation be cancelled?

Yes it can be cancelled by filing a petition for cancellation before the court where the petitioner’s birth certificate was registered.  The petitioner will need the assistance and guidance of a lawyer.  When approved, the civil registrar shall again annotate in the birth certificate that the ‘legitimation’ (also a previous annotation) is hereby cancelled.

Source: www.psa.gov.ph

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The Philippines is the bastion of Christianity in Asia with over 93% of our population listed as Christians; we ranked 5th worldwide according to a 2011 report of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.  Filipinos take religiosity pretty seriously.  To us, it is not just some form of affiliation or membership, it is a legacy passed on to us, an identity we must protect and preserve at all costs.

And so it IS a big deal to have to find out that your religion, as written in your birth certificate, is anything but Catholic or Christian. 

Such was the case of Arabah Joy Quinto, a Roman Catholic by birth.  After receiving an Exchange Scholar grant from her high school, she immediately applied for a passport at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).  She thought she had all the needed documents prepared until she was required to submit a certificate from the Office of Muslim Affairs (OMA)!  Apparently, her birth certificate shows that her parents are Muslims.  She insisted that her entire family has always been devout Roman Catholics, all of them baptized by the Catholic Church as supported by their birth certificates.  The DFA would have none of it; either she presents the required OMA or have the entries in her birth certificate corrected.

How to Correct a ‘Wrong Religion’?

There are two ways of rectifying incorrect entries in a birth certificate:

  1. Under RA No. 9048 or Clerical Error Law (as amended by RA 10172) if the matter involved correcting typographical errors in the First Name, Place of Birth, Day and month of Birth , or Gender.
  2. Through a petition in court if the correction is not covered by any of the above cases.

Correcting the entries in ‘Religion’ is not included in the errors covered by RA 9048 or 10172.

In this case, Arabah Joy needs to file a petition for Correction of Entry in the Regional Trial Court of the place where her birth was registered.  Once filed, the court shall set the case for a hearing, followed by publication of the correction in a local newspaper.

As soon as the petition is granted, the LCR of Arabah’s birth place will receive a certified copy of the court’s decision.  The LCR will be directed to apply the necessary annotations on Arabah’s birth certificate, so that the same shall now reflect her parents’ correct religion.

The first corrected copy of Arabah’s birth certificate may be requested from a PSA office while succeeding copies may be ordered online at www.psahelpline.ph

If you have questions about civil registration in the Philippines, please feel free to drop usa  line and we will do our best to find the answers for you.

Sources:

www.psa.gov.ph

www.gov.ph (The Family Code of the Philippines)

www.manilatimes.net

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If the place of birth written on your birth certificate is not the same as the one written on your passport or any other document that you use as an identification, you might encounter problems with your transactions as this is a vital ID information.

Here are the steps you need to follow when filing for correction of your place of birth under RA 9048:

What You Need To Bring:

(a). 2 latest certified LCR copies and 2 latest PSA (formerly NSO) copies of birth certificate to be corrected.

(b). 2 latest certified copies of certification from the hospital indicating the exact hospital address.  IF the hospital or clinic where the birth certificate owner was born is no longer in existence, the petitioner needs to submit a certification from the Barangay stating that the said hospital or clinic was formerly established in the area and is now no longer in operation.

(c). 2 copies of baptismal certificate.

(d). 2 copies of school records, Elementary and High School, either Form 137/138 or Certificate or College Transcript of Records (TOR).

(e). 2 Certified copies of Voter’s Registration record/voters’ affidavit (COMELEC).

(f). 2 copies of valid ID of the petitioner and the document owner and 1 copy of latest community tax certificate from the place of work or residence.

(g). SPA (Special Power or Attorney).  If the petitioner is abroad, or sick, he/she can be represented by a lawyer or his/her nearest relative (up to third degree of consanguinity).

Reminders:

  1. All civil documents from the PSA (Birth, Marriage, and Death) to be submitted should be the latest certified local copy or on Security Paper from the PSA.
  2. After the compliance of the requirements, please proceed to the information counter.  Only applicants with complete requirements will be allowed to proceed to pre-interview.
  3. Processing of the petition is four (4) months and will commence on the date the petition is received by the Manila City Hall.
  4. Payments are as follows:
    • Registration Fee – P1,000
    • Certified Xerox Copy – P230
    • Transmittal Fee – P210
    • Additional Payment  for documents with supplemental – P30

Please be advised that the city hall does not conduct interviews during Fridays.

Source: http://manila.gov.ph/services/civil-registry/

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A misspelled first name on your birth certificate can be detrimental to important transactions like applying for a passport or claiming an inheritance.  If you have a couple of letters missing or added to your first name, have it corrected as soon as you can.

Here are the list of requirements and steps to follow when filing a petition for correction of a misspelled first name for single individuals (not married):

Requirements:

  1. 2 copies of PSA birth certificate (formerly NSO) to be corrected.
  2. 2 copies of baptismal certificate.
  3. 2 copies of school records (Elementary and High School either F-137/138 or Certification or College (Transcript of Records).
  4. 2 certified copies of voter’s registration record/voter’s affidavit (COMELEC).
  5. 2 latest original NBI Clearance (purpose: For Change of Name)
  6. 2 latest original PNP Clearance (purpose: For Change of Name)
  7. 2 copies of valid IDs of the petitioner and the document owner and 1 copy of latest community tax certificate from the place of work or residence.
  8. Other documents which the Office may consider relevant and necessary for the approval of the Petition (GSIS/SSS Records, school diploma, medical records, business records, school records, service records, insurance, certificate of land title, passbook, etc.)
  9. SPA (Special Power of Attorney), if the petitioner is not the document owner (ex. auntie, uncle, godparents, client, friend, colleague, etc.)

Reminders and Fees:

  1. All civil documents (birth, marriage, and death) to be submitted should be the latest certified local copy when issued in Manila.  If issued outside Manila, present the PSA birth certificate (on PSA Security Paper).
  2. Submit all requirements to R.A. 9048 receiving table for assessment and initial interview.  Please bring all original documents and IDs and proceed to Table 1.
  3. Proceed to the Computer Table for the preparation of Petition Paper.
  4. Line up for the final interview.  The city hall follows a first-come, first-served policy for interviews.
  5. Proceed to Room 214 (City Legal’s Office) to have the petition notarized.
  6. Pay the following fees at the Tax Payer’s Lounge:
    • Registration Fee – P1,000
    • True Copy Fee – P230
    • Transmittal Fee – P210
  7. Receiving and filing of petition paper and all documents.  You may also secure a schedule for follow-ups at Table 3.

The City Hall of Manila does not conduct interviews during Fridays.

Source: http://manila.gov.ph/services/civil-registry/

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When the details of your parents’ marriage, as reflected on your birth certificate, do not coincide with the details written on their marriage certificate, your birth right or legitimacy may be placed in question.  The consequences of these types of errors may have an impact on your future transactions involving your parents such as a petition for their migration to join you in another country or when you claim your inheritance and other benefits after they have passed away.

If you have this type of error on your birth certificate, have it corrected right away.  Below are the requirements and processes when filing at the Manila City Hall.

Requirements:

(a). 2 latest certified copies and 2 latest copies of PSA birth certificate (formerly NSO) to be corrected.

(b). 2 latest copies of PSA marriage certificates (formerly NSO) of document owner’s parents.

(c). 2 latest copies of PSA birth certificates (formerly NSO) of document owner’s siblings.

(d). 2 latest copies of CENOMAR of both parents from PSA (formerly NSO).

(e). 2 latest certified copies of parents’ marriage contract from the church stating the date of the civil marriage and / or certificate of no record of parents’ marriage contract in reference to the erroneous date and place of marriage indicated in the birth certificate to be corrected.

(f). 2 copies of baptismal certificate.

(g). 2 copies of school records, from grade school to high school, either F-137/138 or Certification or College TOR.

(h). 2 copies of valid ID of the petitioner and the document owner and 1 copy of latest Community Tax Certificate from the place of work or residence.

(i). SPA (Special Power of Attorney) if the petitioner is out of the country or sick and incapable of appearing personally at the city hall, he/she can be represented by a lawyer or his/her nearest relative (up to third degree of consanguinity).

Procedure:

(a). All civil documents (birth, marriage, and death) must be the latest certified local copies or printed on Security Paper from the PSA (formerly NSO).

(b). Bring the complete set of documents to the Manila City Hall; proceed to the information counter and secure a number for the pre-interview session.  Bring all original copies of the supporting documents for verification purposes.

(c). Steps to be followed will be provided after the Final Interview.

(d). Processing of the Petition is four (4) months and will commence on the date when the petition was received at the City Hall.

(e). Fees:

  • Registration Fee – Php 1,000.00
  • Certified Photocopy – Php 230.00
  • Transmittal Fee — Php 210.00
  • Additional Payment for documents with supplemental reports – Php 30.00

No interviews every Friday.

Source: http://manila.gov.ph/services/civil-registry/

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An incorrect birth day on your birth certificate will cause confusion on your age.  Just like any other clerical error on your civil registry document, this must be addressed as soon as possible.

The City of Manila published the following article to help applicants prepare for the required documents and fees in advance.  Please note that some of the requirements and fees may vary depending on the city or municipality where you will be applying for the correction.

Mandatory Requirements:

(a). One (1) latest certified machine copy and one (1) photocopy of the birth certificate to be corrected issued by the Manila Civil Registrar.

(b). One (1) latest NSO copy and one (1) photocopy of the birth certificate to be corrected.

(c). One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of the following documents:

  • Elementary school records (Form 137/school certification). In case the petitioner/document owner never entered school, an affidavit attesting to this fact shall be submitted.
  • Medical records issued by the hospital or clinic where the certificate owner was born. In case the hospital or clinic is no longer operating, the petitioner must submit an affidavit attesting to this fact.
  • Baptismal certificate and other documents issued by religious authorities. In case where the petitioner/document owner has no baptismal certificate or similar documents, an affidavit attesting to this fact shall be submitted.
  • If the petitioner/document owner is employed, submit a certificate of employment, indicating that the same does not have pending administrative cases with the company.
  • Affidavit of non-employment indicating that the document owner has no pending civil or criminal case or criminal records, if not employed at the time the petition was filed.
  • Affidavit of self-employment indicating that the document owner has no pending civil criminal case or no criminal record, if self-employed at the time the petition was filed.
  • Certification issued by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, if the document owner is a college student.
  • Certification issued by the Guidance Counselor, if the document owner is in Elementary or High School.
  • NBI and POLICE CLEARANCE – purpose indicated must be for the correction of the day and month on the date of birth in the birth certificate. If document owner is 0 to 7 years old, this requirement is waived.
  • For married petitioners – Latest PSA (formerly NSO) copy of marriage certificate issued by the local civil registrar.
  • Documents that will show proof of the correction being sought such as Service Records, GSIS or SSS Records, Insurance Certificates and Income Tax Returns.
  • Two (2) photocopies of valid ID of the petitioner and the document owner and one (1) copy of latest community tax certificate from the place of work or residence.
  • Special Power of Attorney (SPA), if the document owner is abroad or physically or mentally incapacitated.  He or she can be represented by a lawyer or his or her nearest relative up to the third degree of consanguinity.

Process and Fees:

(a). After completing all required documents, proceed to the information counter of the Manila City Hall and secure a number for pre-interview.  Please make sure to bring the original copies of the documents for validation.  Only the applicants with complete requirements will be entertained for pre-interview.

(b). Publication of the petition for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general and national circulation (list of newspapers will be provided during the final interview).

(c). Steps to follow will also be provided during the final interview.

(d). Processing of the petition takes four (4) months and will begin on the date the petition was received by the Manila City Hall.

(e). Registration fee : Php 3,000

(f). Certified Photocopy : Php 230.00 for single petition, Php 350.00 for double petition

(g). Transmittal Fee : Php 210.00 for single petition, Php 330.00 for double petition

Note that the fees for the notarization and publication are not included in the above.

The Manila City Hall does not conduct interviews during Fridays.

Source: http://manila.gov.ph/services/civil-registry/

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Another common birth certificate problem encountered by Filipinos is an incorrect entry in the Gender field.  Women are marked as “male” and men are marked as “female”.  Having this kind of error corrected can be daunting if you are not armed with the prescribed step-by-step process and list of documentary requirements.

Below is the process implemented by the Manila City Hall for filing for correction of gender under RA 10172.  Note that since this was lifted from the website of the city of Manila, some requirements, fees, and processes may not be applicable when filing the same at a different city or municipality.

Mandatory Requirements:

(a). Latest certified machine copy and one photocopy of the birth certificate to be corrected, issued by the Manila Civil Registrar.

(b). Latest PSA copy and one photocopy of the birth certificate to be corrected.

(c). Medical certificate issued by the Manila City Health Officer as to the true gender of the document owner and same has not undergone sex change or sex transplant.

Applicants can get their referral slip at the Administrative Division, look for Ms. DEL NAVATA.  Proceed to the Office of the Manila City Health Officer at Room 132, Ground Floor, Manila City Hall. Fee for medical is P100.00 only.

(d). Ultrasound and one colored photo (whole body).

(e). Elementary school records (Form 137/school certification).  In case the petitioner/document owner never entered school, an Affidavit attesting to the facts shall be submitted.

(g). Baptismal certificate and other documents issued by religious authorities.  In case where the petitioner/document owner has no baptismal certificate or similar documents, an Affidavit attesting to the facts shall be submitted.

(h). Certificate of employment indicating that the document owner has no pending administrative case, if employed.

(i). Affidavit of non-employment indicating that the document owner has no pending civil or criminal case or no criminal record, if not employed at the time of filing the petition.

(j). Affidavit of self-employment indicating that the document owner has no pending civil or criminal record, if self-employed at the time of filing of the petition.

(k). Certification issued by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, if the document owner is a college student.

(l). Certification issued by the Guidance Counselor if the document owner is in grade school or high school.

(m). NBI and Police Clearance, clearly indicating that the purpose of which is for the correction of sex/gender.  This is not required if the document owner is between 0 to 7 years old.

(n). If the document owner is MARRIED:

  • Latest PSA copy and certified machine copy of Marriage Certificate
  • One copy of latest PSA birth certificate of children.
  • Two copies of birth certificate of children issued by the LCR.
  • Documents that will show proof of the correction being sought like Employment Record, Income Tax Return, Personal Data Sheet, duly certified by the HRD.
  • Voter’s records.
  • Two photocopies of valid ID of the petitioner and the document owner.

Important Reminders:

  • SPA (Special Power of Attorney) is not allowed.
  • The document owner shall file the petition personally except when he is a minor, physically or mentally incapacitated.
  • In case the document owner falls under any of the above conditions, petition may be filed by spouse or any of the document owner’s children, parents, siblings, grandparents, guardians, or persons authorized by law.  The document owner must appear at the city hall during the filing of the petition.

What to Expect:

(a). After completing all the requirements, proceed to the information counter and get a number for the pre-interview.  Only applicants with complete requirements will be allowed for the pre-interview.

(b). Publication of the petition for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general and national circulation (list of newspapers will be provided during the final interview).

(c). Steps to follow will also be provided during the Final Interview.

(d). Processing of the petition is four (4) months.  Will commence on the date the petition is received by this office.

(e). Payments are as follows:

  • Registration fee – P3,000.00
  • Certified photocopy – P230.00 for single petition and P350.00 for double petition
  • Transmittal fee – P210.00 for single petition and P330.00 double petition

Payment for publication and notary of the petition form are not yet included.

Source: http://manila.gov.ph/services/civil-registry/

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As Filipinos, we consider it very important to use our mother’s maiden last name as our middle name.  Although we are widely known to practice patriarchal system in families (and sometimes, businesses), we are also known to give utmost reverence to our mothers and her lineage.

That is why it is important to make sure that the middle name written on our birth certificates are accurate and can be read clearly.  Any discrepancy on the middle name and mother’s maiden name declared on our civil registry documents may cause problems in our transactions in the future.

The following is a detailed article on how Manila residents can file for the correction of clerical errors on their Middle Names and their Mother’s Name on their birth certificates.  Please note that although majority of the entries are consistent with how other city halls process this type of petition, there may just be some distinct processes and requirements that are applicable only at the Manila City Hall.  These were lifted from the website of the Manila City Hall.

What Do I Need To Bring?

(a). 2 copies of latest PSA birth certificate of your mother.

(b). If your mother is deceased, bring 2 copies of PSA death certificate.

If you were issued a Certification of No Record”, please submit a copy of Birth Certificate or Marriage Contract of your mother’s brother or sister.

(c). 2 copies of PSA Marriage Certificate of your parents.

If you were issued a Certificate of No Record, please submit birth certificate of at least 2 brother or sister.

(d). 2 copies of baptismal certificate

(e). 2 copies of school records (Elementary, High School, or College).  Form 137 or Transcript of Records will do.

(f). 2 certified copies of Voter’s Registration record/voter’s affidavit (COMELEC).

(g). 2 copies of valid IDs of the petitioner and the document owner and 1 copy of latest community tax certificate from the place of work or residence.

(h). Other documents which the Office may consider relevant and necessary for the approval of the Petition.

Reminder: All Marriage Contracts, Birth and Death Certificates to be submitted should be latest certified Xerox copies if issued in Manila.  If issued outside Manila, all documents must be in Security Paper of PSA (formerly NSO).

Step-by-step Process

(a). Submit all documentary requirements to R.A. 9048 receiving table for assessment and initial interview.

(b). Bring all original documents and I.D.s to Tables 1 & 2.

(c). Have your petition paper prepared at the Computer Table.

(d). Line up for your interview.  Please come early as this follows a “first come, first served” queuing system.

(e). After your interview, proceed to Room 214 (City Legal’s Office) for notarization.

(f). Pay the necessary fees at the Tax Payer’s Lounge.

  • Registration Fee – P1,000
  • Certified True Copy Fee – P230
  • Transmittal Fee – P210

(g). Proceed to Table 3 and have your petition papers and all other documents “Received”.  You will be give a schedule for follow ups on the status of your petition.

Please be reminded that the Manila City Hall does not conduct interviews during Fridays.

Source: http://manila.gov.ph/services/civil-registry/

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Any discrepancy on your first name on your birth certificate is sure to cause problems and delays on your transactions later on.  It is your responsibility to have this corrected to avoid issues with your records and other IDs such as your driver’s license and passport.

The Manila City Hall has released a clear, step-by-step process for citizens who need to have their first names corrected.  Included as well is the list of documentary requirements that applicants need to have on hand for this particular transaction.

Here is the second part in this 16-part series on Civil Registry procedures at the Manila City Hall:

DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS:

(a). 2 latest certified/local copies and 2 latest PSA (formerly NSO) copies of birth certificate to be corrected.

(b). 2 latest certified copy of PSA (formerly NSO) marriage contract of the document owner.

(c). 2 latest certified copies of PSA (formerly NSO) birth certificate of at least 2 children of the document owner.

(d). 2 copies of baptismal certificate.

(e). 2 copies of school records, (Elementary and High School either F-137/138 or Certification) or College (TOR)

(f). 2 certified copies of voter’s registration record/voters affidavit. (COMELEC)

(g). 2 latest original NBI Clearance. (PURPOSE: FOR CORRECTION OF FIRST NAME)

(h). 2 latest original PNP Clearance. (PURPOSE: FOR CORRECTION OF FIRST NAME)

(i). 2 copies of valid ID of the petitioner and the document owner and 1 copy of latest community tax certificate from the place of work or residence.

(j). Other documents which the Office may consider relevant and necessary for the approval of the Petition.

(GSIS/SSS Record, Diploma (Grade School, High School, or College/Vocational), Medical Record, Business Record, Service Record, Insurance, Certificate of Land Title, Passbook etc.

(k). SPA (Special Power of Attorney), If the petitioner is abroad, or sick, he/she can be represented by lawyer or his/her nearest relative (up to third degree of consanguinity).

PROCESS AND REMINDERS:

(a). All civil documents (Birth, Marriage and Death) to be submitted should be the latest certified local copy or Security paper from PSA (formerly NSO).

(b). After the compliance of the requirements, please proceed to the information counter and get a number for the Pre-interview and bring the original copies of the supporting documents (Personal Records).

Please be reminded that only the applicants with complete set of requirements will be entertained for pre-interview.

(c). Steps to follow will be provided after the Final Interview.

(d). Processing period of the petition is four (4) months and will commence on the date the petition is received by the Office.

(e). Payments are as follows:

  • Registration Fee (P 1,000.00)
  • Certified Xerox Copy (P230.00)
  • Transmittal Fee (P 210.00)
  • Additional Payment of 30.00 (Document with supplemental report.)

Please be reminded that the City Hall does not conduct interviews during Fridays.

Source: http://manila.gov.ph/services/civil-registry/

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