The Manila City Hall Series: How To File For Correction of Date and Place of Marriage on Your Birth Certificate Part 10 of 16

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 aContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How To File For Correction of Date and Place of Marriage on Your Birth Certificate Part 10 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Birth date (day and month only) Under RA 10172 Part 7 of 16

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 noteContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Birth date (day and month only) Under RA 10172 Part 7 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Gender Under RA 10172 Part 6 of 16

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 processContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Gender Under RA 10172 Part 6 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: How To Correct Clerical Error on Middle Name or Mother’s Name of an Unmarried Petitioner Part 4 of 16

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 sureContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How To Correct Clerical Error on Middle Name or Mother’s Name of an Unmarried Petitioner Part 4 of 16”

The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Clerical Error in the First Name Under RA 9048 (For Married Individuals) Part 2 of 16

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-stepContinue reading “The Manila City Hall Series: How to File for Correction of Clerical Error in the First Name Under RA 9048 (For Married Individuals) Part 2 of 16”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: My Father Changed His Name on his Marriage Certificate

Mildred is the eldest daughter of Mang Gerry and Aling Myrna.  She migrated to the U.S. and earned her citizenship when she married her fiancé who is a natural-born citizen of America.  Two years after she was sworn in, she petitioned for her parents to legally stay in the U.S. with her and her husband.Continue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: My Father Changed His Name on his Marriage Certificate”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Single Mom Wants to Change Her Child’s Last Name

Illegitimate children are able to carry their father’s last name by virtue of an Affidavit of Acknowledgment and an Affidavit to Use the Surname of the Father (AUSF).  Should the parents decide to get married later on, the illegitimate children’s birth rights may also be changed from “illegitimate” to “legitimate” through the process of LegitimationContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Single Mom Wants to Change Her Child’s Last Name”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Change of Name on Birth Certificate

Liezel is a 34-year-old mom who has been using two first names all her life.  All her documents and transactions show her first name as Maria Liezel: on her marriage contract, on her children’s birth certificate, her land titles, and tax declarations.  Even her bank accounts and driver’s license show her name as Maria Liezel. Continue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Change of Name on Birth Certificate”