How To File For Late Registration of Birth Certificate In The Philippines

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What’s the actual process for filing a late registration of birth certificate in the Philippines? This article answers that question so in case you are wondering about how to do that, read on below and we’ll teach you what you need to do.

The Requirements

To begin with, here are the requirements for late registration of birth certificate.

If the person is younger than eighteen (18) years old, you will need then following requirements:

  1. Four (4) copies of the Certificate of Live Birth duly accomplished and signed by the proper parties
  2. Accomplished Affidavit for Delayed Registration at the back of Certificate of Live Birth by the father, mother, or guardian, which includes basic information such as the name of child, the birth date, the birth place, name of the father if the child is illegitimate and has been acknowledged by him; if legitimate, the date and place of marriage of parents; and reason for not registering the birth within thirty (30) days after the date of birth.
  3. Any two of the following documents which may show the name of the child, date and place of birth, and name of mother (and name of father, if the child has been acknowledged) such as baptismal certificate, school records (nursery, kindergarten, or preparatory), income tax return of parent/s, insurance policy, medical records; and others (such as barangay captain’s certification).
  4. Affidavit of two disinterested persons who might have witnessed or known the birth of the child.

For persons eighteen (18) years old or above, you will need all the requirements mentioned above along with these additional documents:

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  • Certificate of Marriage, if married.

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The Process

Visit the Office of the Civil Registrar in the municipal or city hall of the place where the birth occurred and bring all the requirements. The civil registrar will then check the Certificate of Live Birth presented and if all the requirements are complete.

Go visit the PSA website if you want to read the full information about late registration of birth certificate.


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