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”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: False Information on Child’s Birth Certificate

Another common birth certificate problem encountered by Filipinos are erroneous declarations on the details of their birth, particularly details involving the parents.  Some parents declare that they are married at the time of their child’s birth, when in reality, they are not.  What they probably do not realize is that these false information will eventuallyContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: False Information on Child’s Birth Certificate”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Child Was Registered at the LCR Twice

While some parents fail to properly register their newborn babies at the Local Civil Registry office, therefore resulting to Late Registration when the need for the child’s birth certificate arises, others do it not once, but twice (I hope not more than that!).  The following are just some of the reasons why this happens: IContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Child Was Registered at the LCR Twice”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Date of Parents’ Marriage on Child’s Birth Certificate is not the same as Date on Their Marriage Certificate

What are the consequences of wrong information on official documents such a child’s certificate of live birth?  How can these be corrected? Dindo and Karen were childhood sweethearts who got separated while they were attending college in different provinces.  When they began working in Manila, their paths crossed again and this time, Dindo did notContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Date of Parents’ Marriage on Child’s Birth Certificate is not the same as Date on Their Marriage Certificate”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: No Birth Record

What if your request for a copy of your NSO Birth Certificate (now PSA Birth Certificate) yields a “negative certification” instead of the actual birth certificate?  Is it possible to “not have a birth certificate”?  If yes, how do you get one when you’re already almost 60 years old? Mila is a 58-year-old public schoolContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: No Birth Record”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Wrong Year of Birth

A PSA Birth Certificate (formerly NSO Birth Certificate) bearing an incorrect birth date and month of the owner can be corrected under R.A. 9048 (also known as the Clerical Error Law).  But what if it is the birth year that needs correction?  Is this still covered by R.A. 9048?  Let us find out. Gelay wasContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Wrong Year of Birth”

Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Wrong Gender in NSO Birth Certificate

How do you correct a person’s gender in his NSO Birth Certificate (now PSA Birth Certificate)?  If he is male but his birth certificate shows him as “female”, can he have his birth certificate updated to show his correct gender? If your birth certificate shows an incorrect gender, it is considered a clerical error andContinue reading “Problems with NSO Birth Certificate: Wrong Gender in NSO Birth Certificate”