How to Correct Your LAST NAME in Your PSA Birth Certificate

Of all the “names” in a birth certificate, I always thought it was the Last Name that would entail the most complicated correction processes.  Before I dove into my research on civil registration, I always believed that the only way you can have your last name corrected is by employing the services of a lawyer.Continue reading “How to Correct Your LAST NAME in Your PSA Birth Certificate”

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How to Correct Your FIRST NAME in Your PSA Birth Certificate

Last week, we featured the solutions to problems frequently encountered in marriage and death certificates. Today (and probably in the next two more days), we are going to focus on birth certificate problems and the PSA’s prescribed solutions for each. Remember, an erroneous birth certificate may cause delays in your transactions and the longer youContinue reading “How to Correct Your FIRST NAME in Your PSA Birth Certificate”

What Documents and IDs are Needed to Get a PhilSys National ID?

Today, the Philippine Identification System or PhilSys launched the online platform where Filipinos can accomplish “Step 1” of the 3-step process to get a National ID. If you are still waiting for your turn to register online (because the site they published in their Facebook page is still unstable), it may be best to checkContinue reading “What Documents and IDs are Needed to Get a PhilSys National ID?”

What’s in A Last Name? A Guide for Unmarried Couples When Writing the Last Name of Their Child

One of the common birth certificate problems encountered by Filipinos is an incorrect last name written on their birth certificate.  Frequent questions we receive in our mailbox are: My mom is a single parent and in my birth certificate, I carry her maiden last name. However, her middle name is also written as my middleContinue reading “What’s in A Last Name? A Guide for Unmarried Couples When Writing the Last Name of Their Child”

How to Get Married Under the New Normal: Getting Your Marriage License

The pandemic brought most, if not all, of our big plans for 2020 to a screeching halt.  And that includes one of the most celebrated milestones in a person’s life: getting married. Are you one of the many couples whose plans for a big and happy wedding in 2020 were dashed because of COVID-19?  So howContinue reading “How to Get Married Under the New Normal: Getting Your Marriage License”

How to Apply or Renew your Philippine Passport Even During a Pandemic

Is your passport expiring soon? Or are you planning to finally get yourself a passport now that you have more time (since most employers have eased the work schedules of their staff)? I did a quick research on the application process for new passports and passport renewals and am sharing my findings below. Take noteContinue reading “How to Apply or Renew your Philippine Passport Even During a Pandemic”

5 Ways to Pay for Your PSA Certificate Orders at PSAHelpline.ph

The new PSAHelpline.ph is all about safety and convenience!  I am glad they decided to reactivate this online ordering channel as an option for us Pinoys to get copies of our birth certificates, marriage certificates, and CENOMAR.  This is most important now that we are encouraged to limit our movements outside the house due toContinue reading “5 Ways to Pay for Your PSA Certificate Orders at PSAHelpline.ph”

How to Register the Birth of a Newborn Baby

Parents are obligated to register their babies as soon as possible, after birth.  By law, you should be able to properly register the details of your child’s birth within 30 days from the date of his birth. Here’s how: How to register a newborn baby born in a hospital: Be ready with your baby’s name.Continue reading “How to Register the Birth of a Newborn Baby”