HOW TO CORRECT ERRORS IN NSO BIRTH CERTIFICATE, AND OTHER RECORDS

After some initial research on the internet, I found that errors in NSO birth certificates affect so many people, from immediate family members, friends, to friends of friends. I noticed that there is not very much help available out there. So it inspired me to write this post, to provide more information. Please note that most of these information is already available in the NSO website, http://www.census.gov.ph. But then again, it doesn’t hurt to repeat them.

Generally, correction of clerical errors in NSO birth certificates and other relevant records can be done only by filing a petition in court. The NSO gives us guidelines on how to go about it. You can read through these steps:

TEN steps to be undertaken in the correction of an entry in a civil registry document

  1. Contact a lawyer who will prepare the Petition for Correction of Entry.
  2. Lawyers shall file the Petition in the Regional Trial Court. The fee for filing the Petition in the Regional Trial Court is Php 160.00.
  3. The Petition will be raffled and assigned to a branch of the Regional Trial Court.
  4. The assigned Regional Trial Court shall issue an Order for the publication of its Order in a newspaper of general cirsulation for three consecutive weeks. Fee for publication varies.
  5. The Order contains the date of the first hearing.
  6. During the first hearing, the lawyer will present compliance of the jurisdictional requirements like publication of the Order in a newspaper of general circulation.
  7. After establishing compliance with jurisdictional requirements, the petitioner will be presented in Court to testify. The Court may assign the Clerk of Court to receive evidence.
  8. During the hearing, i is possible that an oppositor may appear contesting the Petition. If o oppositor appears, the Clerk of Court will receive the petitioner’s evidence.
  9. After presentation of evidence, the Court will rule on the Petition.
  10. If the decision is favorable, the Court will order the Office of Civil Registrar to correct the entry in the civil registry document (birth/marriage/death certificate of the petitioner).

Source: http://www.census.gov.ph/data/civilreg/ten_steps.html

Republic Act No. 9048 gave us a shorter, faster and somewhat more economical way to correct these errors. However it has a limited application. It only applies to clerical errors and changes in first name. In RA 9048, you can file the verified petition in the local civil registrar’s office where your birth or other NSO record is kept. You can read the steps here: 

Source: http://www.census.gov.ph/data/civilreg/primerra9048.html

Republic Act 9048

An Act Authorizing C/MCR or Consul General to Correct a Clerical or Typographical Error in an Entry and/or Change of First Name or Nickname in the Civil Register Without Need of a Judicial Order.

What is Republic Act 9048?

Republic Act (RA) 9048 authorizes the city or municipal civil registrar or the consul general to correct a clerical or typographical error in an entry and/or change the first name or nickname in the civil register withour the need of a judicial order.

Ra 9048 amends Articles 376 and 412 of the Civil Code of the Philippines, which prohibit the change of name or surname of a erson, or any correction or change of entry in a civil register without judicial order.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo approved the act on the 22nd of March 2001. With the law taking effect on the 22nd of April 2001, the Civil Registrar-General promulgated Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2001, which was published in the newspapers in August that year.

What corrections can be made by RA 9048?

RA 9048 allows these corrections:

    • Correction of clerical or typographical errors in an entry in civil registry documents, except corrections invoving the change in sex, age, nationality and status of a person

(A clerical or typographical error refers to an obvious mistake commited in clerical work, either in writing, copying, trancribing, or typing an entry in the civil register that is harmless and innocuous, such as a misspelled name or misspelled place of birth and the like, and can be corrected or changed only by reference to other existing record or records.)

  • Change of a person’s first name in his/her civil registry document under certain grounds specified under the law through administrative process.

What are the conditions under RA 9048 that the petitioner needs to comply with?

  1. The petitioner finds the first name or nickname to be ridiculous, tainted with dishonor or extremely difficult to write or pronounce;
  2. The new first name or nickname has been habitually and continuously used by the petitioner and he has been publicly known by that first name or nickname in the community; or,
  3. The change will avoid confusion.

Who may file the petition?

Whether it is for correction of clerical or typographical error, or for change of first name, the petition may be filed by a person of legal age who must have a direct and personal interest in the correction of the error or in the change of first name in the civil register.

A person is considered of legal age when he is eighteen years old and above. Thus, a minor (less than eighteen years old) cannot by himslef file a petition, neither for correction of clerical or typographical error nor for change of his first name.

Only the followng persons are considered to have a direct and personal interest in the correction of clerical error or change of fist name:

  1. Owner of the record that cntains the error to be corrected or first name to be changed.
  2. Owner’s spouse, children, parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, guardian, or any other person duly authorized by law or by the owner of the document sought to be corrected.

What should be the form and content of the petition?

The petition, whether it is for correction of clerical error or for change of first name, should be accomplished properly and in the prescribed form. Section 5 of RA 9048 and Rule 8 of Administrative Order No. 1, S. 2001 require that the petition should be in the form of an affidavit, hence, it should be subscribed and sworn to before a person authorized to administer oath.

Basically, the petition must contain the following facts or information:

  • Merits of the petition
  • Competency of the petitioner
  • Erroneous entry to be corrected and proposed correction; forst name to be changed and the proposed new first name

What supporting documents are required for correcting a clerical or typographical error in a civil registry document?

The petition shall not be processed unless the petitioner supports it with the required dcuments. The supporting documents should be authentic and genuine, otherwise, the petition shall be denied or disapproved pursuant to Rule 5.8 of Administrative Order No. 1, S. 2001. The following supporting documents are admissible as basic requirements:

  1. Certified machine copy of the certificate containing the alleged erroneous entry or entries
  2. Not less than two (2) public or private documents upon which the correction shall be based. Examples of these documents are the following: baptismal certificate, voter’s affidavit, employment record, GSIS/SSS record, medical record, school record, business record, driver’s license, insurance, land titles, certificate of land transfer, bank passbook, NBI/police clearance, civil registry records of ascendants, and others.
  3. Notice and Certificate of Posting
  4. Certified machine copyof teh Official Receipt of the filing fee
  5. Other documents as may be required by the City/Municipal Civil Registrar (C/MCR)

What are the supporting papers for change of first name?

As is the case of correction of clerical error, no petition for change of first name shall be accepted unless the petitioner submits the requiredsuppoting papers, as follows:

  1. All the documents required of the petitioner for the correction of clerical error shall also be required of the pettioner for change of first name.
  2. Clearance from authorities such as clearance from employer, if employed; the National Bureau of Investigation; the Philippine National Police; and other clearances as may be required by the concerned C/MCR.
  3. Proof of Publication. An affidavit of publication from the publisher and copy of the newspaper clippings should be attached.

How much is the fee in filing a petition?

The C/MCR and the District/Circuit Registrar (D/CR) are authorized to collect from every petitioner the following rates of filing fees:

  • One thousand pesos (Php 1,000.00) for the correction of clerical error
  • Three thousand pesos (Php 3,000.00) for the change of first name

In case of a petition filed with the Consul General (CG), the fees are the same for all Philippine Consulates. The fees are the following:

  • Fifty U. S. dollars ($ 50.00) for the correction of clerical or typographical error
  • One hundred fifty U. S. dollars ($ 150.00) for the change of first name

A migrant petitioner shall pay an additional service fee to the Petition Receiving Civil Registrar (PRCR). This service fee shall accrue to the local treasury of the PRCR.

  • Five hundred pesos (Php 500.00) for correction of clerical or typographical error
  • One thousand pesos (Php 1,000.00) for change of first name

Where should the petition be filed?

The general rule is that petition be filed with the Local Civil Registry Office (LCRO) where the record containing the clerical error to be corrected or first name to be changed is kept. Included in this general rule is the case of the Office of the Clerk of Shari’a Court where records of divorces, revocations of divorces, conversions to Islam are kept and where some Muslim marriages are registered.

However, in case the petitioner is a migrant within or outside the Philippines, meaning his present residence or domicile is different from where his civil registry record or records are registered, he may file the petition in the nearest LCRO in his area. His petition will be treated as a migrant petition.

For your other questions, you can consult VERified, Inc. 

Vital Event Records Certified, Inc (VERified) is a team of experts on  civil registration, law and information technology who can give you advice on civil registration concerns. 

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546 thoughts on “HOW TO CORRECT ERRORS IN NSO BIRTH CERTIFICATE, AND OTHER RECORDS

  1. just wanna ask if the case is like this…i used the ANNIE cause that’s in my birth certificate..but when i got my NSO birth certificate i saw it was ANNA..the question is..where case it was falling…clerical error or change of first name??

    thank you and GODBLESS…

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  3. Hi Annie,

    Your case will be for change of name. I would think your local civil registrar will not consider it a mere clerical error.

    Thanks.

  4. My NSO birth certificate was written in a very stylish cursive ( I was born in 1976).My real name is Lormina but in my NSO bith cert., it’s Lormie. I went to our local civil registry and they said it was a clerical error. Any comments regarding this problem..

  5. HI Lormina,

    Thanks for visiting our site.

    You could do two things:

    1. Retain the name that is now reflected on your NSO birth certificate “Lormie” and change your existing school, employment, social security records accordingly by showing your NSO birth certificate.

    2. File a petition for correction of clerical error at your Local Civil Registrar’s Office. You can read the procedure here.

    http://nso.citizenservices.com.ph/nso-certificate-ra9048

  6. My name is FELMALIE ANDAY, BUT IN MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE IT IS WRITTEN AS FELMANE ANDAY. IT IS SO CLEAR THAT MY NAME IN MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE WAS MISSPELLED AND THE CIVIL REGISTRY OF MANILA CONSIDERED IT AS CHANGE OF NAME. MAY I KNOW YOUR CLASSIFICATION FOR CLERICAL ERROR AND THAT OF CHANGE OF NAME ? SO I KNOW WHAT PETITION I SHOULD FILE IN MANILA CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE.

    THANK YOU SO MUCH .

    • Hi Felmalie,

      It is upon the LCRO-Manila to decide whether it is a change of name or correction of clerical error. They have been consistent to rule on cases like yours as a petition for change of name.

      Thanks for visiting our blog.

      Best Regards,

      The VERifier
      Your NSO Birth Certificate Guidance Counselor

      • hi felmalie my wife went to manila civil registry right now at manila city
        hall, only monday to thursday only their office hour, and according to them nagpapahinga raw yung mga interviewer every friday. I just want to inform you to avoid future problem.

  7. in my honest opinion, the fees are utterly insane. it is already a burden to get the petition processed (you know how government offices work) and now they have to pay that much to have the errors corrected??? that is clearly highway robbery. if anything, it is the clerk who made the mistake/typo error who should be asked to pay for the damages. this is just wrong in so many different ways.

    • Hi Ria,

      Thanks for visiting my site.

      You are right. It is such an inconvenience, to say the least, to go through all these cumbersome processes just to correct a tiny error. It is a mistake of human effort, I agree again. But this error, while tiny, have much larger effects in an individual’s personal status. These records are controlling to prove the details surrounding his or her birth, marriage, death, etc. This is the reason why these errors should not be taken lightly.

      The law is harsh, but it is the law, as what lawyers usually say.

      There are efforts now in Congress to include these clerical errors as those which can be corrected administratively. I hate to say it, but till that law passes, those who need their genuine NSO records urgently will have to go through this so-called “highway robbery”.

      My two cents worth.

  8. The fees to file a petition would be php.160.00/one hundred sixty pesos? is this correct? some people i have ask about this they said it’s going to be between 100thousand pesos to 200thousand pesos…i am so confused and i keep getting of wrong information.

    Any idea of how much would be the cost to hire a lawyer for this?

    I am filing a petition for correction of entry for my daughter’s birth certificate. so i need more secure information of how much really is the cost of everything including the fees for the lawyer.

    • Hi Mary Anne,

      Thank you for your comment.

      The P160 is the legal fee that you will pay when you file the petition in court. But this is outside the charges of the lawyer you will hire. The charge of lawyers highly varies, depending on the complexity of the case. It will also depend on the errors that need to be corrected. Off the bat, I believe that 100K-200K is excessive.

  9. hi,
    i have a problem regarding the birth certificate of my husband. When we got the authenticated copy of his birth certificate from NSO, the year of birth is wrong. On NSO record, it is 1963, but the real year of his birth is 1963. how can we correct this? Some of my friends told me that it takes long time and we have to spend more money for the correction. they say 30,000 – 40,000php is to needed to make the correction?
    I hope that you can give for some advice for this problem. thank you very much.

    aina

    • Hi Aina,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Your friends are correct. Errors concerning your date of birth require correction through court proceedings.

      30k-40k is a reasonable amount to make the correction.

  10. Hi,

    If the gender in my father’s NSO is incorrect, where would this fall? Are we going to undergo court hearing for this?

    Thanks

    Sheff

      • Thanks Mischesa for the prompt response. Do you know how much would it cost and how long would it takes? Estimation will do.

        And I have another concern, my mother’s name is Maria Lourdes, but on her NSO she is registered as Roselyn. She have her petition to US and they made it as Roselyn on her petition papers. You know what attack should we do on this? Are we going to retain her as Roselyn? Would that affect all her son’s NSO since all of those entry is Maria Lourdes? Of course, all her IDs(SSS, pag-ibig etc) will be change to Roselyn, would that be much simple rather than changing the petition paper and NSO to the name she is using?

        Thank you very much

        Regards,
        Sheff

      • It may take several months, from as fast as 6months, to at least a year, or beyond that. We cannot ascertain for sure, since the duration is dependent on several factors. As to cost, while the filing fee for the case is constant, lawyers’ fees vary greatly. You might need to approach a particular lawyer and ask how much he or she charges.

  11. I just get the copy of the BC of my daughter. Our sick old clerk in the Jose B. Lingad General Hospital in San Fernando, Pampanga obviously made a mistake for my daughter’s firstname. He/She stupidly put our surname along with the first name. The BC has this entry is YUANNE YADAO ANDRES RIVERA (prior me acknowledging the child). I applied for RA 9255 at the CCRO at San Fernando to change it my surname. Now my daughter is known as YUANNE YADAO RIVERA YADAO. I guess I can bear the filing fee, but RA 9048 requires supplemental document like affidavit of publication. How much is the cost for the publication for this document? This is really an insane mistake that we didnt commit but by the others that dont even care and of course paid by our taxes.

  12. Hi,

    In my case of manila city hall requiring me to change of first name from ‘ernnio’ to ‘ernnie’ and not just a clerical issue. How much does the publication to newspaper cost? any range?

    Thanks,
    –Ernnie

    • Hi Ernnie,

      You will have to ask the local civil registrar about cost of publication. They will give you your options.

  13. hello.. i just wanna ask how can i change wrong entries in my birth certificate.. it was written there that my mom and my father were married but in the point of fact are not. my mother told me that she was too exhausted answer when the time that the hospital staff ask her if my mom and my dad were married or not so she just said that they are married and just uttered an instant date and place of marriage. i would like to apply for a passport to go abroad and the application has a filed for legitimacy and im confuse what to declare there. how can i change these wrong entries?

    thank you..

  14. hello.. i just wanna ask how can i change wrong entries in my birth certificate.. it was written there that my mom and my dad were married but in the point of fact are not. my mother told me that she was too exhausted after giving birth to answer when the time that the hospital staff ask her if she is married with my dad or not so she just said that they are married and just uttered an instant date and place of marriage. i would like to apply for a passport to go abroad and the application has a filed for legitimacy and im confuse what to declare there. how can i change these wrong entries?

    thank you..

    • HI fyre,

      Thanks for visiting my site.

      By your narration, it seems that it is a mere oversight on your mom’s part. But to correct this, you will have to file a case in court. Since the mistake on legitimacy affects your civil status, there is no easier way to go about it.

  15. Hello! Your site is really a big help. My case is…I’m using the name Susie Ballaran Esmenda before I get married, this is the name that appears also on my marriage certificate. Prior to this, I already knew that there were errors in my birth certificate way back then because in 1995 I was supposed to secure a passport but lo and behold when I got my NSO record it stated that my name is Susie Valleran Esmenda

    • You will need to file a petition for correction of entry at the local civil registrar where you were born.

      You may contact VERified through their website http://www.verifiedph.com. They offer the service of filing and facilitating this procedure for you.

      Good luck and more power!

  16. Hello! Your site is really a big help. My case is…I’m using the name Susie Ballaran Esmenda before I get married, this is the name that appears also on my marriage certificate. Prior to this, I already knew that there were errors in my birth certificate way back then because in 1995 I was supposed to secure a passport but lo and behold when I got my NSO record it stated that my name is Siosie Valleran Esmenda

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  17. I applied for a passport but got rejected due to the “Place of Birth” in my BC was incomplete; it did not have the City/Municipalty entry. But, in a separate field City/Municipalty located at the top of the document, “Manila” is there. Can I contest this as the place of birth, or does it have to be more specific (e.g Sta. Ana, Manila) or the in the correct field? I also have a supporting document from the hospital itself that I was born there, detailing the exact address of the hospital.

  18. I used September 5, 1964 since birth, when i get married i cant get my BC because according to our local civil registry, they were destroyed coz of fire, they did even gave me the copy of list of destroyed, so that i can apply late registration, together w/ my baptismal cert dated September 30, 1964, i can able to do my late registrations, and managed to get the copy from NSO for various copies of my BC for few years. (no problem)
    Until after 3years when i need a copy of my BC again, i was surprise to find out that my BC showed i was born on the 5th of October 1964 and according to the NSO, that was my original Birth certificate (10/9/64).
    I hate to think that i was baptise before i was born???
    i tried to sorted out, but i’m not surprised that they cant do anything to helped me, and they told me i need atleast 40thousand out of my pocket to correct the errors? because i had a multiple BC? Isn’t that ridiculous?
    all my documents using my birthdate as September 5, my marriage certificate, the childrens BC and everything…Now can you be so kind to tell me how am i to solve this problem w/o costing me much? i’m sick and tired &
    I’m already suffering stress for this matter. Hope you can tell me what to do.
    Mabuhay kayo!!

    Thank you so much.

    • Unfortunately, the NSO or your local civil registrar cannot do much to correct this situation. You will need to file a case in court to correct the date of birth entry in your birth certificate. It is considered by law as a substantial error, that is why a court case is needed.

      It will take considerable time, money and effort to correct. But you will need your birth certificate to be correct in all these essential details. Since this document will be required from you in all your dealings.

      You may contact VERified Inc through email: info@verifiedph.com or through their website http://www.verifiedph.com, for more information.

      Thanks

  19. i’m a siglemum before i got married to my (now) husband. we’ve been married and living together with my son for 12 years , my son is now 15 years old and he is using my family maiden name. My husband wants my son to have his his hamily name,.. but because he is not a biological father of my son…i understand that he need to adopt my son before we can legalize everything, i just wonder if you can give me some idea how to make this matter? how long the processing and how much it cost?
    Any help will be highly appreciated!
    Tank you…
    Truly yours,

    • You are right, adoption is the only way for your son to carry your husband’s surname.

      Adoption is a long and tedious process. It can easily take a couple of years or more, depending if it will be contentious or not (if the biological father will give his consent)

      Lawyers’ fees highly vary too, charging is a case-to-case basis.

      Thanks.

  20. My friend had a child before which was adopted when he was still a baby by a kin of the same middle and last name. The problem is, the child was already registered but was registered again using the same name but with a different parent. Now, the boy is almost 20yrs old and she doesn’t want to bother him anymore since he doesn’t know anything. But, upon trying to secure a birth certificate, the first registration is always being considered. What would be the best and most discrete way to handle this? We’re suggesting a change of name in the first certificate so the second one will be the only one. Any thoughts?

  21. My brother had a problem on his date of birth, eversince he was using April 10,1982 as his birthdate, but when he got his NSO birth certificate it was listed their that his birthdate is April 30,1982,there is a difference on the day he was born.while in all his other government ID’s and school records he was using april 10 as his birthdate. we would like to know what is the process to correct this errors like the day of his birth? any idea how much it would cost us to send a petition to correct the errors?

    Thank you for your help!

  22. good day..,,my problem here is how to correct the errors in my nso birthcertificate..i use now the date of april 10 in all my duccuments but when i got my nso live birt,i notice that my original date is april 30,what should i do?how to correct evrything in my papers?thank you so much….

    • A change in the date of birth will require the filing of a court petition. You will need a lawyer to file this in the court of your place of birth, and appear on your behalf.

  23. Hi michesa,

    I have a problem regarding my birth certificate… it so happen that I’ve been doubly register with two different names, and the one that I’m using ever since was the second registered name.

    I know that the process of canceling the first registered name would be very tedious and expensive, that’s why I’m thinking of retaining my first registered name instead. However, how can I change my school records and other ID’s??? Do I have to go to a lawyer too or appeal it to court? Or what? Please help, thanks!

  24. You dont need the services of a lawyer if you want to retain your first registered name.

    You just need to present your birth certificate to your school and other government offices. Their requirements may vary, and may charge a minimal fee. But this is the more economical option.

  25. Hi. I would like to inquire about my case. All my records makes use of my name as James Sepulchre but when I checked my NSO birth certificate, it states that I was registered as James Labsan. Labsan is my mother’s first husband’s last name. My mother met my biological father, years after her first husband died. When I was born, the family doctor mistakenly placed my mother’s first husband’s name as my father, instead of my biological father, which is obviously erroneous because Mr. Labsan died in 1977 and I was born in 1982. My mother, too exhausted from giving birth, was unable to correct the entry. I would like to know how I can go about in correcting this to be able to get married and file for a passport? I was told I have to file a case in court, I would also want some information on how long this would take and how much would I have to spend to correct the entry?

  26. hello..what will be the steps in correcting the spelling of my father’s name on my Birth certificate? Instead of Nomelito, Normelito was written on it..

    • You need to file a petition for correction for clerical error at the local civil registrar (LCR) where you were born. You can inquire at the city hall for the steps, as these vary from place to place.

  27. My friend used priscilla in all documents…. when i got her nso it was precila….is it change of first name to be filled.thanks

    • Hi Virginia,

      In this type of cases, the decision depends on the Local Civil Registrar (LCR). It will be best for your friend to ask the LCR where her birth is registered. Thanks

  28. i dont who is to consult about this issue. my half sister who has been carrying the maiden name of my mother and the last name of his father is has sent an invitation to visit dubai. apparently i was asked by my sister for just incase it would be necessary to bring her NSO and mine. what i just found out there was our mother’s first name is different her’s is having the real name “florentine” mine is having the nick name “flor” i am just afraid that it could lead to a possible offloading since theres a discrepancy with our document, i really need an advise about this> IF THERES ANYTHING THAT I COULD DO JUST LET ME KNOW> I WAS PLANNING OF FOLLOWING THE ublic Act 9048 BUT I THINK THIS IS REALLY A BLOODY PROCESS. AND IM RUNNING OUT OF TIME. I REALLY NEED A HAND ON THIS. THANKS!

    • To make sure you will not have any trouble getting the necessary travel documents, you will need to file a RA9048 petition for correction of clerical error at the civil registrar where you were born. This is the best way to correct it.

  29. Hello! how much po kung gender error ang nagkamali.. naging male kasi ang nakalagay sa birth certificate ko, at female naman ako.. pagkapanganak kasi sa akin ng mama ko inierase lang nila ng wipe our yung m. nilagyan nila ng F.. so ng paggraduate ko ng college at pinakuha na ako ng NSo birth certificate, ayon , nadiskubre ko na M pala nakalagay.. magkano kaya pa correct ng error ng gender

    • My friend had the same scenario. I think she spent more than 30k. Why? You have to get a Lawyer file for a hearing,there are 3 hearings as she mentioned it. Then publish to the public (newspaper) that you are a female. This is a proof or basis you’ll also bring to the court.
      That is how she did it. Before anything else, get a Lawyer. They will explain it.

      Hope I helped.

  30. hello! I filed for the correction of the name of my father on my birth certificate on the city civil registry here in Lipa City, Batangas and they asked me to send the petition to the main office of NSO in Manila last Nov. 17, already a month now and I haven’t receive a news about it, it is the only document we are waiting to file for our fiance visa at the Belgian Embassy. Can you give me a clearer view how long I should wait more to get it corrected? Thank you very much

    • The normal course of this procedure takes about 2-3 months. From the time it is decided by the local civil registrar, approved by NSO Main and the corrected birth certificate is issued. It is best to follow up with the Lipa CCR.

  31. Hello!
    Good Day!
    I am wondering where to pass my documents since there was changes made. One letter was blurry and it was processed last March 2011, the blurry letter is now okay. When I went to NSO still the same blurry letter, the guy told me if the document was sent nationally (I don’t think my relatives did). I have the documents with me, new birth certificate and from the civil registry telling it was changed. Now where will I send it so my NSO will be the not blurry letter?

    Thanks in advance.

    • You may go to the National Statistics Office Vibal Branch and submit these documents. Request them to enter these into their database, so an NSO copy of the corrected certificate will be issued.

  32. Just wanna ask, if we can amend our parents’ marriage contract? The name of my father was spelled wrongly. The letter “i” should be “e” just like his birth certificate. What are we gonna do?

    Thank you.

    • Yes you may have it corrected. File a petition for correction of clerical error at the local civil registrar in the place where your parents got married.

  33. hi. my maiden name is AÑOVER but it was registered in my birth cert. as ENOBER…where does my case fall? clerical error or correction of entry? thanks.

    • If you are able to establish through other documents, like your father’s birth certificate, parents’ marriage contract and siblings’ birth certificates that your surname is Anover, the LCR may allow a correction of clerical error. Otherwise, it needs to be filed in court.

  34. hi, ur site is really helpful..
    i have a problem with my middle name, it got misspelled by a single letter
    ..instead of Jimenez i was registered as Jemenez..How will i correct it and how much will it cost me? another thing is what are the documents that i need to present to help my case and what are the procedures that i need to follow…thank you in advance… i really need some information abou this. thank you so much

    • You may file a petition for correction of clerical error in the LCR of the place where you were born. You need to present your mother’s birth certificate, and that of your siblings too. Also you will need to produce other identification papers that reflect the correct spelling of your middle name. You may ask the LCR of your place of birth directly for their procedure and requirements. Filing fee is P1000.

  35. hi …i filed a petition for clerical correction in our local civil registrar..they sent the petition in manila..just want to ask how many months would it takes?..and where can i follow up my petition?.and i want to know the contact numbers of NSO Main Office..tnx..im looking forward to your response..godbless

    • It takes 3-4 months from the time of filing of the petition. You can follow up your petition in LCR Manila. You can call the Civil registration department of the NSO Main Office at 926-7333

  36. Hello,
    I found your site may help about my issue on my NSO. My full name is JONAS BELARDO PENAFLOR but in my NSO it is written as JONAS BELARDO only. I have a copy of notary letter, signed by lawyer, stated that my surname is Penaflor but unfortunately, it wasn’t corrected in my recent NSO. What should I do? When I went to the civil registrar, they asked my father to get an authorization letter stating my mother’s witness to use my father’s surname, but unfortunately my mother is in UAE right now. I also have a copy of their marriage certificate. What should i do to resolve this issue? please help me. thank you.

  37. Hello!

    I just recieved my authenticated marriage certificate, when I reviewed all the details, I found out that my husband’s address was wrong (but he’s planning to move to other town within this month).. supposedly it should be “Michel rd. Elkford BC Canada” but the certificate says “Michelle elkford rd. BC canada” I was wondering if this can cause delays for me to get to his place.. or do we need to change his address?

    • The address of your husband is a very minor detail in the marriage certificate. It doesnt have any legal effect on the validity of your marriage certificate. No need to change it.

  38. hi,

    Just wanna ask. My father born January 20 but its written on his Birth Cerftificate January 19. Whereas even on his drivers license its January 2o the real date he was born. How can we correct the January 19 to a real date January 20. What is the best things to do and how much would it cost, what actions we should have to do. Thanks.. pls send me email

    • Hi Jaz,

      A change in the date of birth, even if it is just a one day difference, will involve a court case. It has to be filed in the place where your father was born. Please send us the copy of your father’s birth certificate at info@verifiedph.com for more details on the procedure. thanks

  39. both of my LCR and NSO copy of my live birth state “B. Barangay LIC” for my place of birth. the civil service commission does not acknowledge my claim for my eligibility because of the entry of my live birth, what will i do?

  40. i cannot take the LET also because of the insufficient entry of my live birth because in the application for LET, codes are required, specifically the place of birth code.i need your help asap

  41. hi good day! how can i help my younger sister who’s on her 22nd year that has a birth certificate error. instead of jaime ann gamalinda navalta. it was encoded as jaime ann gamalinda de leon. de leon is my mom’s middle name when she’s single. what are the steps should we do? thanks

    • It will be a correction of her middle name, this can be considered as a clerical error by the civil registrar. File a petition to this effect in the civil registrar of the place where your sister was born

  42. hi michecesa! My help has a lot of problems with her marriage contract.
    1 – her name. in nso bc, it is maria judith while in mc it is ma. judith
    2 – his husband’s birth year, n nso bc it is 1979 but in mc it is 1980
    3 – name of my father – his middle and last name is my mothers middle name & last name.

    i believe this is a major change. upon thinking of the costs on lawyer, they are thinking to get married again using the correct information. But another question is they have 3 kids. All the mothers name and fathers birth year are incorrect. Please advice.

    thank you!

    • This may be corrected as clerical errors. You may file a petition for correction in the civil registry office of the place where you got married.

  43. hello…
    Have a nice day.my mother’s name in my birth certificate is ‘cresty’ instead of ‘resty’.i want to change it.
    Can u almost tell me how much it will cost totally?
    Thanx a lot

  44. hello!
    I’m aisha..
    my case is.. I was not married when my son was born, I got married 2 years later, but not to my son’s father, and the problem is my child was registered using the last name of the father. After birth he showed no support, and now I really want my child to bring my husband’s last name.. what will I do? please help…thank you so much..Godbles

    • Hi Aisha,

      First, we must determine whether your child was acknowledged by his father at the time of his birth which would explain the use of the father’s surname. Please send a scanned copy of the birth certificate to info@verifiedph.com. Second, your child can only use the surname of your husband if he will adopt your child. However, this procedure will require the services of an independent lawyer. Unfortunately, VERified does not handle court cases but will be able to refer you to counsel who can advise you on the matter.

    • Hi Carl,

      Are you referring to the date of marriage of the parents contained in the child’s birth certificate? It can be considered a clerical error falling under RA 9048 provided that the change of entry will not affect the status of the person indicated in the birth certificate

  45. Hi Michecesa,

    My birthdate was typewritten to indicate Dec. 12, 1965. However, the clerk corrected the “12” to “10” by super-imposing a handwritten zero (0) on top of the “2”. When requested for an NSO copy of my birth certificate, they snt me a certificate of “no record”. How do you think should I proceed if this is the case? Would appreciate your advice.

    Thank you!

    • Hi Lissa,

      Your Local Civil Registrar must have not endorsed the copy of your birth certificate to the NSO that was why they said you had no record with them. If there is an immediate need of your NSO BC, you may request your LC to endorse it to NSO.

      However, you also told us that your birthdate was corrected by the clerk himself, superimposing a handwritten 0 on top of 2. That is not the proper way of correction. Correction of entries affecting age in birth certificates requires a judicial order. Please contact VERified at info@verifiedph.com. They may be able to refer you to a legal counsel who can advise you on the matter.

  46. Hi!

    My name on my birth certificate is Catherine but on the NSO copy, my name is Annabelle which is my mom’s name… I don’t know how and where to start to correct it… your blog gave me an idea.. thank you so much.. I was born in manila but lives in Cebu now.. do I have to go to manila for this process? Please help. Thank you.

    • Hi Cath,

      We cannot give you a definite answer as of now unless we see a copy of your birth certificate and its nso copy so that we can fully assess the discrepancies in the entries. You may send us a scanned copy of your BC and the NSO copy at info@verifiedph.com

  47. Hello, thanks in advance.

    My Mom is already 60 y/o and she has been using her first name ORTENCIA, and when we got her NSO Birth Cert, it is HORTENCIA, I believe it is under CLerical correction only thus no affidavit of publication requires.

    My Mom doesnt have any public documents as she has not been employed.
    No baptismal cert, no school records,. Can she just use my own birth cert,voters ID, and NBI Clearance? thats all we have.

    thanks.

    • Hi Yan,

      Your problem could be a case of a clerical error and as such, under Republic Act 9048 which authorizes the local civil registrar to correct the error without need of a judicial order. However, you have to present public or private documents showing the correct entry upon which the correction should be based. As you said she did not have a baptismal certificate and not even school records, you may instead present at least a copy of a land title showing her name in case you own properties registered in her name, or if she had entered into contracts under her name, you may present them as well.

  48. I have problem also with my birth certificate. Instead typing it correctly my last name it is misspelled on the second last part; instead of “e” it was type “i”. Only one letter type not correctly. Local registrar office provide me a joint affidavit to justify that they type it not correctly my last name but DFA not honor such joint affidavit.
    Can you provide me guidance what should I do?

    • Hi Rubin,

      In your case, the local civil registrar must correct the entry first since it fall under a clerical error case, instead of issuing a joint affidavit. The lcr issued the affidavit because it acknowledged the fact that they were negligent in correcting the error. The remedy remains to be that you file a petition to the local civil registrar and present to them supporting documents upon which the correction of your last name shall be based.

  49. My Auntie have already made an initial correction on the birth certificate of my cousin, but have neglected to correct the middle name which were mistakenly (errors) of the registering officers. Can my Auntie file another corrections on the second time? Thank you.

  50. hello just want to ask if how many weeks to wait for my corrected birth certificate(change of name) afer it was publised in the news paper??

  51. my case is that my mother’s name in my Birth Certificate is Marissa while in my Baptismal Certificate its Ma. Luisa (which is correct). Do I still need to file a petition? What documents do I need? Thank you!

  52. hi michecesa !

    good day , my girlfriend was not given a passport by the DFA due to her birth certificate’s “Name of father section” was blank but below the mother’s section was the complete “name of father” details with a signature in other words it is misplaced , does this matter ?is it true that it will take a year to process this ? thank you and God bless !!

  53. Hi! I would like to ask if how can I fix my sex in my birth certificate because “female is” written instead of “male”. What would be the process? Thanks! I hope you can help me resolve this. God Bless!

  54. hi, my middle name in my BC appears ACHUELA but my real middle name is HACHUELA and im using my real middle name in all my personal records. will it cause a problem when i apply for permit to marry? What middle name should i use? tnx very much..

    • You might encounter a problem if you do not use the middle name that appears on your birth certificate. It is best to correct the misspelling, file a petition for correction of clerical error in the place where you were born.

    • You should file a petition for correction of clerical error to correct the misspelling. You may file it in the local civil registry office where you were born

  55. Hi,

    i have a problem with my Mom’s last name. Her father and her mother were not married so she is considered as an illegitimate child. Her first birth certificate was correct when she uses her mother’s name. But when she decided to get her NSO, there was a storm in NEGROS and all the files were lost. When she filed to correct her last name, they used her dad’s last name instead of her mom’s, it was a late registration.

    Her Baptismal shows her last name using her father’s. Now the problem is all of us are using the last name of her mother’s or our LOLA not our LOLO. When she requested for a new birth certificate, they gave her the last name of my LOLO or her father’s and that there was also a date of their marriage, when in fact there was no marriage at all.

    Where to I start to correct this? Can I use the RA 9048 to avoid hassle?

    Thanks. Appreciate your help!

    • RA9048 does not apply in her case. The date of marriage of parents that appears in your mom’s birth certificate should be cancelled by filing an appropriate case in court. Once this is approved, your mom’s surname will revert to that of your grandmother’s.

    • You will need to file a petition for change of first name in the local civil registry office of the place where you were born. THis is the proper procedure.

  56. hi! i have a problem regarding gender. I am female but in my bithcrt it was male!! I already try to go and ask to the municipal of our province and they said that we will pay around 15,000 pesos for the correction? excluding payment for attorney???Is that the approximately amount??

    • We think that this is the usual rate. You will pay for filing fees and publication fees, and will probably add up to this amount.

  57. Hi. i would like to ask if how my bf fix his CENOMAR, in his NSO Cenomar he got married. he admit that he undergo secret marriage when he was 19. there is no document that Municipality of Cabanatuan asked for them. Only the payment and 1/2 sheet of blank paper signed by them. is their marriage void? if so, what should we do? Pls. reply. Thanks. Godbless.

      • what are the requirements that can helps him to declare in court that his marriage was void. pls help. thanks

      • He needs to hire a lawyer for this. For the other requirements, the lawyer will be in a better position to answer this.

  58. hi. Your site was a blessing. Pls help me.
    Im claro vic manglapuz iii im married. But im about to file an annulment, im confused on what will i do first. Will i arrange the clerical error in my name which was suppose to be claro vic manglapus iii or will i file the annulment first? Pls help me. Thank you. And God bless.

  59. good evening! i got a problem can you help me?how i change my son last name? i am no marriage before but my son last name to my ex boyfriend. now i marriage last feb17 2010 to my another boy friend.help me this problem. where i go to talk to somebody? i want my son to use my last name..

    • If your son was acknowledged by your ex-boyfriend as his own child, there is a very small chance that his name can revert to your maiden name. Nevertheless, you need to engage the services of a lawyer to represent you in court.

  60. good day i’m cris barsaga im a female, but in my birthcertificate gender is male,. how can i change this from male to female? thanks and god bless!

    • There is a newly passed law wherein correction of errors in gender may now be filed with the civil registrar. No need to file a case in court. Please wait for the implementing rules and regulations. It might take several months, we strongly advise you to wait for these to be released.

  61. Eversince I was in first grade I’m already using Ma.Socorro as my first name and I was born Sept.13,1975…but I found out that on my birth certificate my name was written as Socorro and was born Sept.13,1972..it was actually a late registration anyway..How can I correct this? can i have some idea about the process and how much would it cost? thank u..

    • You need to file a case in court to correct your date of birth. The change of name may be included in the petition.

  62. hello.. panu po ayusin ang middle name ng father ko sa birthcertificate ko? ORTIZ po middle name father ko nging corpuz po? mtagal po bang proseso pag aayos nun? thank you….

    • You may file a petition for correction of clerical error to correct your father’s middle name, in the place where you were born. It may take 3-4 months from the time you file it.

  63. my problem is that my middle name was misspiled instead of YOLDAN it appears on my NSO is YOLDDAN.. please advice for me what to do on this matters.

    Thanks

  64. Please help me I got two different birth certificates.One from my real parents which I’m illegitimate child and that I don’t have Middle name.Second record of birth is late registration record was done with my aunt/uncle who adopted me 1 month after my real mother gave me birth then she died,in late registration birth certificate all the details are match to my passport info coz I’ve been using the adopted parents since i started schooling and good thing I am legitimate in 2nd record(late registration record).
    Both 1st & 2nd Birth certificates from NSO have the same FIRST NAME,LAST NAME AND DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH so only PARENTS are the difference and their information etc.
    Can u please suggest me what to do?Please help me!

    • The proper procedure is for your aunt and uncle to adopt you. THis will straighten out your birth records. THis will also effectively cancel your first registration.

  65. Verry Helpfull Thanks ! I hope 2 Contact you With a few Questions Regarding My Situation Eg My Problem of a spellling Differance of a Surname on a childs Birth Cert. I’m Not Shaw If it would qualify as an spelling Error But We Have Other Douments To Support The Variation. Eg Passpots of other family Members Time Is Crutial Factor In My Situation. ! Will Appreciate Your Advice / Comment ASAP Thanks Shaun

  66. Hi! I would like to ask if how can I fix my middle name.My correct name is Melona Millan Cho, base on my mother’s maiden name.But in my NSO record “milliore” and in Dalaguete cebu where I was born the record of my middle name was ” nullore”. instead of “millan” How could I resolve this.? Thank you!

    • You need to file a petition for correction of clerical error, and present your mother’s birth certificate that reflects the correct spelling of her surname

  67. Hi, I would like to ask what shall i do if i file sss info wrong? they are asking for my baptismal but my baptismal is also wrong? how? what? where shall i start? pls??

  68. hi I’m Jessie. I had a problem regarding my bercertificate. I’ve got an error in my surname. my real surname was caballero but in my NSO atwas caballera. how can correct it? and how much do i need to spend for one leeter? thanks

    • Correction of this error will be filed in the civil registrar office of the place where you were born. Filing fee is P1000. You will need to present your parent’s birth certificate that reflects the correct spelling.

  69. hi!good day
    ask ko lang po sana if what’s the possible remedy to my problem regardung birth certificate,,wala po kasing name yung nso authenticte BC ko po,,ganu po katagal ang process,,thnx,godbless po,please help me.

    • The remedy is to file a supplemental report to fill up the missing entry in your NSO birth certificate. The procedure will take around 2-3 months.

  70. hello, i would like to ask the case of my son regarding his first name. Jethro is the name he is using in all his transactions like in schools, but in his nso birth certificate it appears Jethron.Do i still need to file a petition just to erase that letter “n”? Thank you and God Bless.

  71. Hi Sir/Mam. I would like to refer my problem. I am using the name above hamid hyde lumunsad on all legal docs. However when i saw the nso birth cert. the entry is hyde lumunsad. And another thing, i am a male person however the entry to the gender from the nso birth cert. is female. There are supporting docs from the hospital who made the entry from my birth cert but the dfa ignore that considering that they only Honor the nso birth cert. what are the solution for this two problem of mine. Your answer will surely very much appreciated. Many thanks

    • The proper procedure is to file a petition for change of first name from “Hyde” to “Hamid Hyde” in the civil registrar office where you were born.

      Meanwhile, the change of gender may also be done in the civil registrar office. But the requirements and procedure for this correction has not been finalized yet. IT is best to wait until these rules have been issued.

  72. good morning, i used Rodolfo P. Cabisares to all my documents with my date of birth of November 4, 1977. but my NSO appears is Rodolfo P. Cabesares and birth date October 25, 1978. what will i do? pls help..

    • You will need to file the correction in court, due to the substantial error in your birth date. This needs to be filed in the court of your place of birth

  73. Hi. I have a problem regarding my first name. My first name in my nso birth certificate and baptismal certificate are different. I have been using the name in my baptismal cert ever since. What are the process that I have to go through? Is it possible to apply for migrant petition since I am currently residing in Manila and my birthplace is in Laguna? Thank you

  74. hi,i have a daughter named gelian digamo rubio but on her nso was gelian degamo rubio ,,but it is subject for change because my middle name is digamo not degamo….how much is the cost if i want to change the middle name of my daughter? Any comment regarding this matter? thank you…

  75. hi…im so confused of my last name..in LCR my last name was written DELOS SANTOS (computer form) but in NSO it was written DE LOS SANTOS (its in a hand written form)…my mom told me to use DELOS SANTOS so im using it ever since but when i file for my licensure exam (PRC) i was told there was an error of my last name coz they based it on my NSO and they told me to go to their legal counsels so i did…they told me there that its DELOS SANTOS but for sure i undergone an affidavit-like just to make sure i can take my licensure exam… same with my brother he undergone an affidavit-like…luckily, i got my passport with my last name DELOS SANTOS…and now i want my last name be permanently DELOS SANTOS ( not DE LOS SANTOS )… pls help give me some advice/comment/suggestions… thank you…

    • You need to follow the spelling that the rest of your family (parents, brothers and sisters) uses. THe basis will be your parents’ birth certificate, marriage certificate or birth certificate of your brothers and sisters. All your other documents should follow that spelling.

  76. hi, good pm, kindly help. my middle name appears on bc is just a middle initial U;, but the correct middle name is Perez, in addition, my parents age is also incorrect. Can this be consider as clerical error. If it is, what will be the possible documents that will be needed to file correction of error. Thanks in advance

    • We are not sure if this will qualify as a clerical error. For your middle name to be corrected, you will need to present your mother’s birth certificate, your brothers or sisters’ birth certificate which reflect Perez as their middle name.

      As to parents’ age, you will need to present their birth certificates.

      Hope this helps.

  77. how much will it cost for changing the last name in the Birth Certificate..?
    in this case the mother does not consider the name the father of the child so instead she use her last name that currently appear to the documents.
    thank you and God bless.

  78. hi. my bc have an incorrect entry of gender instead of female they entered male. how this problem be corrected and what are the requirements for the corection. thanks and more power!

    • RA 10172 which was approved into law last month covers this correction. This may be now filed with the civil registrar office where you were born. However, the requirements and procedure have not yet been laid out. We advise to wait for the issuance of the implementing rules and regulations of the law. This may take several months.

  79. I have just read about Republic act 10172 clerical error law that was signed August 15,2012. Says that we don’t need to file court petition. But what is this all about really? Sorry ha, pero ang tanga kasi nang registrar na gumawa ng birth cert ko Jennifer lang di pa ma spell.

    • Correction of misspelled first names do not need to be filed in court. You may file it in the civil registrar office where you were born.

  80. hi, im a single mom and my sons birth certificate have my middle initial and last name,. i want the middle initial remove. where can i start and how much? pls help thanks

  81. hi..
    My father has some issues about his birth certificate and marriage contract because his birth of place is different in these documents. How can we fix these? What are the processes that he has to go through? Thank you.

    • This may be corrected as a clerical error in the civil registrar office where your father was born. The place of birth in your father’s birth certificate will be controlling.

  82. hi,im irene,i have a problem regarding my middle name & date of birth,,my name is irene caluttung Blas ‘n my birthdate is oct. 06,1979 but on my nso record appears is irene Caluttong Blas and date of birth is feb 19,1980,,,,please advise me what to do ,,,,thanks in advance,,,

  83. Hi… please help me naman po twice na po ako nakapag abroad using mary joy parducho at lahat po ng documents ko school and governments id’s mary joy po ang ginagamit ko. but last 2010 nun kukuha po ulit ako ng nso copy Conly parducho na po ang nakalagay sabi po sa lcr dto sa amin twice registered daw po ako. panu po yun kasi lahat ng record at pati passport ko mary joy ang gamit ko. di po kasi ulit ako makapag abroad. ano po dapat kong gawin

    • If the difference between the two registrations is just the first name, you may file a petition for change of first name to change the 2010 registration from “Conly” to “Mary Joy”.

  84. Hi I need advise about my birth certificate from NSO and my local birth certificate my father’s name in my NSO is Lorenzo but i used my local birth certificate Laurencio since when i was in elementary untl college and all my documents is Laurencio in local birth certificate… I asked the head of Patria office if what i should do because I married July 28 2012….He said that if his case he choose the local birth certificate Laurencio because all the documents are Laurencio….so i choose also the local birth certificate so now,the marriage contract is Laurencio ….I never used my Lorenzo in my birth certificate from NSO……It possible po ba na mag deny ang visa ko or they dont authenticate red ribbon my marriage contract and my birth certificate from NSO?

    THANK YOU SO MUCH ….HELP ME WHAT IM RIGHT THING TO DO….

    • You will need to file a petition for change of first name from “Lorenzo” to “Laurencio”. Visa applications and authentication requests rely on the correct details of the birth certificate. And they require the submission of the NSO birth certificate, not the local civil registrar copy.

  85. Hi I’m using Hanna in all my documents and in my NSO it’s Hana. And I’m getting married in USA. What will I do? Pls help.
    Thank you so much.

    • Hi Hanna, you need to file for a petition for correction of clerical error. It needs to be filed in the local civil registry office (in the city/municipal hall) where you were born.

  86. hi, i need an advice regarding my father’s discrepancy on his name on his NSO Birth Certificate. He was born 1955. His name which he uses and reflected in all his government identification card as well as his Passport since he is a seafarer is JAMES. but when he receives his NSO Birth Certificate, his name was recorded as JAME. I am worried that if he will reach 60, he might not get his SSS pension. now he has retired from work and continually distributing a voluntary SSS contribution so he can receive bigger pension. Can you please advice us if what should we do. Thank you very much in advance.

    • This needs to be corrected in processing the release of his pension. It depends on the decision of the local civil registrar what course of action you should take. Your father needs to file either a petition for change of first name or a clerical error. He can file it in the local civil registrar office where he was born.

  87. Hi my name is Cristina , I would like to ask a question ? How could I fix my clerrical error birth certificate? 12-16-1978 to 12-15-1978? Please help me I know cost o lot of money for lawyer which I can’t afford it.:(

    • There is a new law that covers this error. You wont need a lawyer to file the correction. Just file it with the civil registrar in the place where you were born.

  88. Good day!
    Your blog is very helpful!
    My name has a generational suffix “I”, that is what is written on my birth certificate, i use it ever since. But I know it should be “II” or “Jr.” since i have the same name with my father. Now, I want to correct it. Is that included on the RA9048?
    If it happens to be corrected, will i have a problem regarding corrections on my NBI, SSS, Passport, Transcript, Diplomas, etc.?

    Thank you in advance!

    • Thank you for visiting my site.

      What will be your corrected name if ever?

      If you have used it in all your documents, and this is what appears in your birth certificate, we advise you to continuing using it.

  89. Hello. Just found out that my name in birth cert and marriage contract doesn’t match. In my Bc it’s jannet while in Mc it’s Jannett. I have been using Jannett all my life. I would like to fix this. Can you tell me the process and the requirements? And how long it takes? I need this so I can get a passport ASAP. I’m traveling in a month. Please help. Thanks

    • Hi Jannett,

      You have to correct your birth certificate to reflect the name “Jannett”. However, the procedure will take longer than a month. I dont think it will be corrected in time for your trip.

  90. hi im tine,
    in my case it is considered as clerical error,and im going to file it as soon as i complete the requirements.just wanna ask how long will it take from the day i filed it..thanks.

    • Hi Tine,

      It depends on which office is handling your case. Based on our experience, it takes several months before the corrected birth certificate is issued.

  91. Hi Michecesa,

    Love this site. It is very helpful!

    I just want to ask if what are the steps I need to take to correct my BC. My father’s first name was changed into my grandfather’s first name. Though, with the LCR everything is correct. Is it consider as clerical error?

    Thanks in advance:)

    • Thanks Shierland,

      it will be considered a change of first name. The NSO birth certificate will prevail over the LCR copy.

  92. I would like to ask.. How much would it be? My friend misspelled the name of her daughter from Athena to Athina..she would like it to be changed..how to process? Thanks :)

    • It may be considered a clerical error. This can be filed in the local civil registrar in the place where her daughter was born. The filing fee is P1000.

  93. hi i am win, this sight is a huge help. i have a question, may local birth cert and nso copy written a wrong first name of may mother, instead of josefina which is the correct becomes josephine. do i need to file a pettion on this case or affidavit alone can be considered? coz my mom is in texas rightnow they will file my petition to get their but we found out her name in my birthcert was wrong..pls advise

    • Hi Win,

      Thank you for visiting this site.

      To correct it, your mom needs to file a petition. You can file the petition on her behalf. Just ask your mom to issue a special power of attorney, naming you as her representative

  94. Hi I’m Jenny Caranto Legisniana, after getting my NSO birth certificate i found out that in their record I’m Jenny Caranti Legisniana. How can i change my middle name? what are the requirements needed? Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you!

    • Hi Jenny,

      You can file a petition for correction of clerical error, to correct the spelling of your middle name. You can file it in the local civil registrar of the place where you were born. You need to present documents that bear the correct spelling of your middle name, such as mom’s birth certificate or those of your siblings, etc.

  95. Hi, please give me an advice what to do to correct my BC entry, on my NSO BC my name is Marlou Tobias Ortega, but my real middle name is Zacarias, so it should be Marlou Zacarias Ortega… all my brother’s and sister’ middle name are Zacarias which is the correct one. and on all my document (TOR,ID’s,NBI clearance and other records) i use Marlou Zacarias Ortega what must i do to correct this issue, is my case included with the earlier signed law about the correction on BC entry? thank you very much

    • Hi,

      Whose surname is Zacarias? It may be possible to treat this as a clerical error, however the final decision lies with the civil registrar of the place where you were born. You can try to file the petition for correction there.

  96. Hello! I need some advice. All my records is Janeth. When i got an NSO for the purpose of getting a passport , my NSO name is Janet. The civil registrar’s office told me i had two registrations. The first was Janeth and the second was Janet. The second one has been registered to the NSO. And so they advised me to used what is in my NSO and an affidavit. Now, i needed a clearer and readable copy of my NSO, and they said that the first registration is the valid registration. They are advising me now to file a petition for RA 9048 and use the first registration. My question is.. what about my passport? My name in my passport is my second Registration, and I have been out of the country twice.

    • You may change your passport to reflect the name “janeth”. The DFA usually follows the name that is reflecting in your NSO BC.

      • Thank you so much for your reply to my message. May i know the procedures how to change passport name in DFA? Should i still have an appointment in the internet like having renewal or newly passport applicant? Am sorry, but at the moment I have no idea about it. Hoping for your kind consideration for my problem.

  97. Hi! my Birth Cert says Francis Jose-lou, but most of my ID’s including gov ID have had Francis Joselou / Francis Jose lou telling me that system doesnt accept “dash” or replacing “space instead of dash”. Should I go for Correction of Clerical Error or Change Name? – Thanks!

  98. Hello there! May I know what should I do with my case. The name appearing on my NSO certified BC is Cristopher and shows the hand writing of the midwife that assisted my mom when she gave birth to me. When my mom saw the BC filed by the midwife she immediately went to the Local Civil Registrar to file for correction and was able to completed it ( this having the corrected BC and official receipt). But when I requested for a NSO certified BC this year to apply for a passport, the name showing on my BC is still the incorrect name. When I went to the Local Civil Registrar to ask them to correct my First name on BC and showed them that my mom filed for a correction of my name., they didn’t honored the documents I showed them(Corrected Birth Certificate with the Original Official Receipt). The option they told me is to file for clerical error I think that is the RA 9048 but I’m confused why will I pay again if my mom already did this back in 1985?

    • Hi CHristopher,

      We think you will need to undergo correction under RA 9048. We are not able to explain why the correction your mother did is not reflected in your NSO BC. But if you want it to be corrected, the procedure to follow is RA 9048.

      Hope this helps

  99. hello can u pls help me with this problem , my real birthday 1s August 18, that is the one that ive been using in all of my documents but when i got a copy of my bc from NSO it is JULY 18, what steps can i do to correct this mistakes? thanks

    • You can apply for correction of clerical error with the local civil registrar where you were born. THis is now allowed by RA 10172

  100. Hi, my problem is about my family wich was registered as Barquing instead of Barquin…I was asked by the Municipal registry to provide for my father’s birth certificate but none of us among his relatives remember his birth date because my parents had long been passed away..Can you please help me on how I can solve my problem???thanks ..

    • If your dad’s birth certificate is no longer available, you may offer as proof the birth certificate of your dad’s siblings, or maybe your parent’s marriage certificate.

  101. Hi ….
    i had a quick question I got married on the 29 of sep.2012 and I changed my maiden name to my husbands last name but his last name.was writen in the middle name box and I.wanted his last name.and then my maiden name at last the cour is telling me thatt its goin to be.a fee of 430 dollars to make that correction is that true or is there another way

  102. Ask ko lng po kc ung brother ko s birth cert.nya from NSO ang name nya nklgay eh name ng father nmn so bali ngkplit sila ng name?pno b un is it clerical typo error or nid to apply for change of name?pls advise if you have idea how much it cost to change the name?thanks

    • It could be a clerical error. However we need more documents to prove these. You may call VERified Inc. for a personal consultation/ Their birth certificate specialists will be able to assist you in this regard. Please call 027051265/027051277 for more details. Thanks.

  103. May i know how can i follow up my bcert to NSO main..My bcert was correction of gender and court had final decision and my local civil registrar here sent my corrected file to NSo main office in manila dated february 2012..I wondered til now my file is not corrected yet..wish u can advise me on what i will do..i lived in mindanao right now and i cant follow up in manila cuz i’m far.

  104. Hi, i need some advice regarding my friend’s BC, she is about to file her application to PRC for next year’s nursing licensure exam, on her BC, it was Maria(Ma), but in her templates and TOR, it is only Maria without the open and close parenthesis Ma. Is it necessary to file a petition for a clerical error? In my understanding, you can read her BC as either Maria or Ma. Is the PRC that strict to reject such minor discrepancy?

    • Yes the PRC is very stringent now with requirements regarding birth certificate details. It is best to undergo the correction. You may call VERified Inc for a personal consultation with their birth certificate specialists. They will be able to properly advise you on how to undergo the correction. PLease call 027051265/027051277 for more details. Thanks.

  105. Hi:

    Please advise me on this concern, my first name ARISTON was correctly written on the civil registrar’s copy of my BC, but in the NSO copy, my name is ANISTON. Does it really happen that NSO commits errors in the BC’s? What actions should I do to correct my first name? Thanks and best regards.

    • You may file a petition for change of first name, in the local civil registrar’s office where you were born.

      You may also call VERified Inc at 027051265/027051277 to set an appointment with one of their birth certificate specialists. This consultation will provide you with valuable advise on how to proceed with the correction, length of time you need for the procedure, and the requirements that you need to prepare.

      Thanks.

  106. I have a dilemma. I am planning to petition my mom to the States but upon reviewing the necesarry documents I saw an error on my birth certificate which has a wrong date of her marriage. Her marriage contract has the correct dating though. I do not know how to correct this and where to start? and how much you think it will cost?

    • It depends on the situation really.

      We will need more information to give an accurate assessment. We strongly encourage to contact VERified Inc at 027051265/027051277 to set an appointment with one of their birth certificate specialists. This consultation will provide you with valuable advise on how to proceed with the correction, length of time you need for the procedure, and the requirements that you need to prepare.

      Thanks.

  107. hi, my husband last name is CORTEZ and its clearly wriiten in his original birth certificate (old paper issued by Manila civil registrar), marriage certificate (NSO copy), baptismal certificate and in all his school credentials. He requested for his NSO birth certificate for his passport application but his last name was written as CORPUZ. Can you help us with the process? How long it will take to correct his last name and how much it will cost? Please advise. Thank you very much.

    • If your husband is able to present documents to support the correction, he may file a petition for correction of clerical error, in the local civil registrar’s office where he was born.

      WE also encourage you to contact VERified Inc at 027051265/027051277 to set an appointment with one of their birth certificate specialists. This consultation will provide you with valuable advise on how to proceed with the correction, length of time you need for the procedure, and the requirements that you need to prepare.

      Thanks.

  108. Madam, my nephew is using Joemar Tanduyong in their school, but when he get hi NSO birth certificate it was Joemar Dugyon. He consult the school registrar and they said he will go for process. What can we do?

    • These are entirely different surnames. We will need more information to assess further.

      You may also call VERified Inc at 027051265/027051277 to set an appointment with one of their birth certificate specialists. This consultation will provide you with valuable advise on how to proceed with the correction, length of time you need for the procedure, and the requirements that you need to prepare.

      Thanks.

  109. hi,,,,i have a problem my last name. i used tony s. agati jr all my documents but my NSO appears is tony s. agaty jr. what will i do pls help.

    • You may file a petition for correction of clerical error, in the local civil registrar’s office where you were born.

      You may also call VERified Inc at 027051265/027051277 to set an appointment with one of their birth certificate specialists. This consultation will provide you with valuable advise on how to proceed with the correction, length of time you need for the procedure, and the requirements that you need to prepare.

      Thanks.

  110. Hello po. I would like to ask if how can we fix the error in my birth certificate because my mother’s name written on it was Emelita Diaz but when she got her NSO Birth Certificate, her name is Emilia Diaz. And she is now using the name Emilia in all of her documents. I am planning to get passport but some say it might get denied because of my case.. I am still a minor that’s why appearance of my mother is needed. And someday when she wants to petition me, there might be a problem..

    • Best to correct your birth certificate to reflect the correct name of your mother.

      This may be done by filing a petition for correction of clerical error, in the local civil registrar’s office where you were born.

      You may also call VERified Inc at 027051265/027051277 to set an appointment with one of their birth certificate specialists. This consultation will provide you with valuable advise on how to proceed with the correction, length of time you need for the procedure, and the requirements that you need to prepare.

      Thanks.

  111. Hi.i had my bc authenticated..to my surprise my nso record is showing april 17,1980..as my bday…when in fact i was born on Feb 14,1979…after learning that it may take 3 months or more to file for petition and have my bday corrected..im kind of considering to use the birthdate showing on NSO file..i really need a passport asap..will it cause issue with NBI? Since i will need that doc as supporting doc for passport application? Should i inform our HR right away of my change of bday if in case im fully decided to use April 17,1980 as my bday?pls help 😊

    • Best to follow the date of birth on your birth certificate. BEcause a change of date (date, month, year) will involve a court case. Perhaps you can request NBI to amend your record with them using the data on your birth certificate.

  112. hi! i have a problem with my Marriage contract…when i got married in 1997 i used my baptismal name Tahirih Mae Tikchap but when i got my NSO birth certificate it is Tahirih Tikchap.So ever since i followed my NSO birthcertificate in my OTR,passport and PRC license.now my problem is that i need to present my NSO marriage certificate for Red Ribbon purposes..what should I do?

    • You will need to file a petition for correction of clerical error in your marriage certificate. Y in the local civil registrar’s office where you got married.

      You may also call VERified Inc at 027051265/027051277 to set an appointment with one of their birth certificate specialists. This consultation will provide you with valuable advise on how to proceed with the correction, length of time you need for the procedure, and the requirements that you need to prepare.

      Thanks.

  113. Good day po,

    Ang problema ko po ngayon ay magtake po ako ng LET iba po ang ginagamit ko na middle name since grade 1 . Ngayon ko lang po nalaman ng kumuha ako ng NSO copy iba pala ang middle name ko. Kumuha din po ako ng LCR Copy magkatulad po ang NSO at LCR na Birth Certificate. Ang nangyari po daw kasi inalter ng papa ko ang original birth certificate ko. Panu ko po ito maasyos. Salamat po.

    • If you have sufficient documents to support your correct your middle name, you can file a petition for correction of clerical error. You can file it with the LCR office where you were born.

      You may also call VERified Inc at 027051265/027051277 to set an appointment with one of their birth certificate specialists. This consultation will provide you with valuable advise on how to proceed with the correction, length of time you need for the procedure, and the requirements that you need to prepare.

      Thanks.

  114. hello. i have two problems regarding my name,
    one is:
    — I am married already. My middle name on my NSO birth certificate is Acacio instead of Acasio that ive been using in all my documents.

    second:
    — my maiden name on my NSO birth certificate is Musñgi, but i am using Musngi without the bar on top..

    Question:
    1. will there be any bearing on getting my passport if i opt not to change any of this clerical errors?

    2. if changes is needed, what are the requirements i must provide?

    thank you so much.

    • These can be corrected through a petition for correction of clerical error. THe DFA will see these as problems, which might lead them not to issue you a passport.

      For more information on the petition for correction, we encourage you to contact VERified Inc at 027051265/027051277 to set an appointment with one of their birth certificate specialists. This consultation will provide you with valuable advise on how to proceed with the correction, length of time you need for the procedure, and the requirements that you need to prepare.

      Thanks.

  115. ask q lng po kc ung name ng parents q iba sa marriage nla at sa livebirth q pero sa judge lng un pwede po ba sila mgpakasal ulit tsaka pnu e change ung LB q?

    • We do not see why they need to remarry.

      Please spell out your question more clearly so we can better address it. Thank you.

  116. Hi. My CENOMAR Certficate indicates that my father’s middle initial (de los Santos) which should be S is instead D. My Marriage License indicates the same mistake. Will there be any legal issues here regarding the issuance of my Marriage Certificate?

  117. i just found out this year 2012 , that i have an existing birth certificate under the name of jennifer penalosa creodo – but during the process of adoption i was again baptised as jennifer lima penalosa – but due to negligence that said name wasnt registered to NSO until 2009. Will the 2nd registry be automatically invalidated because of the 1st one, or will it be fine if i will not acknowledge and file any changes on my name and just stick with the one under jennifer lima penalosa.

    • Did your adoption undergo a court proceeding? This question is important to determine what is the best thing to do.

      However, your case is complex. That said, we advise you to contact VERified Inc., to set an appointment with one of their birth certificate specialists. This consultation will provide you with the best advise on how to go about your birth certificate concerns.

  118. follow up : JENNIFER PENALOSA CREODO

    will the people noted on the 1st registry be held liable to any case of falsification of public docs? im trying to settle this thing out since im planning to migrate to other country , tru the process of petition frm my biological parents.

    thanks

  119. hello
    Please I would like to ask,I was born Nov-08.1980. but the name show there is male instead of female, and my name is Virginia, not Virgilio. My parents registered me again as delayed and /or late registration . then June 10,1979 came out. I change my all files name and/or documents into june 10,1979,

    after how many months and I need copy of NSO birth certificate , then NOV-08-1980 came out again but Virgilio not Virginia.

    any advice for this matter pls, I need my birth certificate for my incoming Board exam.

    • You may contact VERified Inc to set an appointment for personal consultation with their birth certificate specialists. Your case is quite complicated. This consultation will provide you with the best advise on how to address your problem. You can bring your documents with you for a better assessment.

      Please call 027051265/027051277.

      Thanks.

  120. Hi…My father’s name is Virgilio Galang but in my NSO Birth Certificate it shows Renen Galang…How can i correct this?

    • You may file a petition for correction of clerical error, in the local civil registrar’s office where you were born.

      You may also call VERified Inc at 027051265/027051277 to set an appointment with one of their birth certificate specialists. This consultation will provide you with valuable advise on how to proceed with the correction, length of time you need for the procedure, and the requirements that you need to prepare.

      Thanks.

  121. hello.. i just wanna ask how can i change wrong entries in my birth certificate..i was born o 1994. it was written there that my mom and my dad were married but they are really not. my mother told me that she was too shy to tell that they are not married after giving birth to me. at the time that the hospital staff asked her if she is married with my dad or not, she just said that they are married and uttered an instant date and place of marriage. i am a 3rd yr college student now and i am using my father’s surname. how can i change these wrong entries to avoid problems in the future especially i am planning to work abroad. thanks!

    • For cancellation of date of marriage of parents, this needs to be filed in court. Please hire a lawyer to do this for you.

  122. hi! tatanong ko sana kung paano po gagawin ko. dalawa po birthcertificate ko. i was born on 1994. yung una,gamit ko ung surname ng father ko. at nagkahwalay cla noon kaya pinarehstro (delayed) ako ulit sa ibng city ng nanay ko gamit ang surname nya. since grade 1 yun na gamit ko. ngayong my parents were living together again at gusto ko napo sana gamitin ang una kong birthcertificate gamit ang surname ng papa ko. ano po ang prosesong gagawin at gano po katagal yun? salamat! :)

      • If they are married, you can file for legitimation in the local civil registrar of the place where you were born.

        For other details on procedure and requirements, you may contact our office to set an appointment with one of our birth certificate specialists. They will be able to give you valuable advise on how to go about the correction and which documents you need to submit together with your petition.

        Our office numbers are 7051265/ 7051277. THanks.

      • gano katagal po ang pag process nung file for legitimation sa local civil registrar?

  123. pano po kapag nakalagay sa birthcertificate ko e arried sila pero hindi naman po talaga? ano gagawin ko? 1994 ako pinanganak salamat :)

  124. hi sir, mam
    i need some advice for my sister because her BC mali po yung name naka register sakanya un sa nso BC niya.pero un sa municipality ay tama naman po un naka register na name niya ano po dapat na gawin niya..thank you po sainyong reply….

    • She needs to undergo a change of first name in the civil registrars office in her birth place. You may also call VERified Inc for a personal consultation with their birth certificate specialists. They will be able to properly advise you on how to undergo the procedure. PLease call 027051265/027051277 for more details. Thanks.

  125. I got a problem with my middle name. It should be CHINEL, but my MN in my birth cert.is DUNGALIO which is the surname of a relative in my father’s side, someone I don’t know. My mother probably was hallucinating by the time I was born. What should I do? I’am graduating next year, I want this to be solved asap so that I won’t have any problems in the future. My parents have tried to file a petition but it didn’t have any progress. Please help me.

    • This may be done by filing a petition for correction of clerical error, in the civil registrar’s office where you were born. You may also call VERified Inc for a personal consultation with their birth certificate specialists. They will be able to properly advise you on how to undergo the procedure. PLease call 027051265/027051277 for more details. Thanks.

  126. Hi,

    What if the spelling of my LAST NAME is the problem. I used BARAQUIEL since my elementary days but my last name in my birth cert. is BARAQUEL…without an “I”…how will I legally change that??

    • This may be done with a petition for correction of clerical error, upon presentation of supporting documents. YOu may file it in the civil registrar where you were born. You may also call VERified Inc for a personal consultation with their birth certificate specialists. They will be able to properly advise you on how to undergo the procedure. PLease call 027051265/027051277 for more details. Thanks.

  127. Hi,

    I just want to know regarding my case on birth certificate, I applied for a passport but my bc was denied due to the reason that in my birthplace section what was written is the name of the clinic where I was born and the exact place/municipality was not indicated, but when you see the place where the bc was filed it is in baclaran pranque..
    Any advice on what could we possibly do about this, and what are the proper process we have to go through..

    Thanks in advance!

    Regards,
    Mar

    • You will need to file a petition for correction of clerical error in the civil registrar in your place of birth. This is required for the DFA to be able to get a passport. You may also call VERified Inc for a personal consultation with their birth certificate specialists. They will be able to properly advise you on how to undergo the correction. PLease call 027051265/027051277 for more details. Thanks.

  128. hello i need some advice regarding the surname of my child… i give birth to my son june 2000 and his surname is my surname bec. that time is not allowed to use the father surname if their not married. how can i change it to his father surname..

    • The proper procedure is called legitimation by subsequent marriage of parents. This may be done by filing an application with the civil registrar where your son was born. You may also call VERified Inc for a personal consultation with their birth certificate specialists. They will be able to properly advise you on how to undergo the procedure. PLease call 027051265/027051277 for more details. Thanks.

  129. Hello. I have a problem wid my Birth certificate po. Dapat po ung year ng birthdate ko po eh 1992, sa Birth certificate ko po eh 1982. 10 years lap po ung diperensya. Ano po gagawin ko. Help me po. Salamat. Ung totoong birthday ko po eh Jan 22, 1992, sa BC ko po eh naging Jan 22, 1982. Salamat po.

    • This correction should be done through a court case. You will need to hire a lawyer to undergo this procedure.

  130. hi,i need some advice on my fathers birth certificate, his gender, date of birth, place of birth and middle name is wrong and he is about to file his SSS pension. do we need to go his province where they file his birth certificate or we can fix it here in manila?and how?where do we start?thank you…

    • The petition for correction is best filed in your father’s place of birth. You may also call VERified Inc for a personal consultation with their birth certificate specialists. They will be able to properly advise you on how to undergo the correction (ie requirements, procedure, processing time). Please call 027051265/027051277 for more details. Thanks.

  131. my husband first name is eliezer but in his nso copy his first name is eleazar? Just asking if it’s cover of RA 9048? What step we will do?

    • Yes this is covered by RA9048. You may call VERified Inc for a personal consultation with their birth certificate specialists. They will be able to properly advise you on how to undergo the correction. PLease call 027051265/027051277 for more details. Thanks.

  132. hi, i need some advice regarding my problem . i was used ANNA born Dec.4,1975 in CALOOCAN CITY for a long time, submitted birth certificates as my requirement document in PRC which they permitted to submit that said BC, luckily i was passed the board exam for teachers and my personal data appeared on that identity…as i processed the requirement in GSIS, they required an NSO.. requested the said paper and appears ANA , Dec.4, 1976 in MALABON, RIZAL..I consulted to an attorney, advised to make an affidavit that the person appears ANNA, Dec.4,1975, CALOOCAN CITY and ANA, 1976, MALABON RIZAL is only but one and the same person. Im willing to use now the data appeared on my NS0..What thing should i go through to correct those discrepancy.. Do i need to file a petition for this?..Is the PRC will allow me to change those?

    • Yes you will need to file a petition for this. You may call VERified Inc for a personal consultation with their birth certificate specialists. They will be able to properly advise you on how to undergo the correction. PLease call 027051265/027051277 for more details. Thanks.

  133. Hi there,

    I’m from Iloilo City and my name in my original birth certificate is Mariel, but when I received my authenticated birth certificate, it’s written there Mariels… Can the NSO change it since it is clear that they made a clerical / typographical error.

    • You need to file the correction in Iloilo, which I suppose is your place of birth. The NSO cannot directly correct this. It needs to be done at your local civil registrar’s office.

  134. Question lang po, may problem ang father ko sa entry sa BC nya. In his BC, it was indicated that his nationality is “Chinese” though Filipino naman sya, chinese lang ang lolo ko and lola ko ay filipina. Also, in his BC, nakalagay naman na sa Felix Huertas, Manila sya pinanganak, pero bakit po kaya chinese ang nationality na nakalagay sa BC sya. Magkakaprob kaya pag nag-apply na sya ng retirement/pension benefit sa SSS, this year na po kasi sya mag-retire? Kailangan pa po kayang ipaayos ang BC nya? ano po kaya ang magiging process? Your detailed response will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    • To change the citizenship reflected in his birth certificate, this needs to be filed in court. He needs to hire a lawyer for this.

    • You may file a petition for clerical error sa place of birth ninyo.

      For further details, you may call our office to set an appointment for consultation. Our numbers are 7051265/7051277

  135. Hi, I want to change my unusual first name into something more common and easier to spell and pronounce. For example, I want to change Jhezhebhel (not my real name) into Giselle (less embarassing and more common but different).

    All of my documents (Birth Cert, ID, records, everything) are named Jhezhebhel. Therefore, I don’t have supporting “documents showing the correct entry or entries upon which the change shall be based” because the name I want Giselle is totally new. Can I change my first name under RA 9048? Are the people in manila city hall/civil registry patient with answering calls/attending to clients? I’ll be grateful for your reply.

    • You may change your name, on the basis that it is difficult to spell and pronounce. To change to “Giselle”, you must be able to produce proof that you have been habitually using your new name. This is the requirement of RA9048.

      You may call our office to set an appointment, so we can advise you further. Our numbers are 7051265/7051277

  136. Ask ko lng po nung pinangank po ko d p married parents ko n ndi inacknowkdge ng father ko n ank nia ko..ngaun gsto n nia pwedemp kaya un ipaaus para mgkron ako surnme at mdle name..anu po dpt kong gwin

    • Pwede pong gawin ay mag-file po ang father ninyo ng affidavit to use the surname of the father sa place kung san po kayo pinanganak.

      For further details, tawag lang po kayo sa opisina para magset ng appointment for consultation. Our numbers are 7051265/7051277

  137. Hi..i need your help regarding with my Bc.. My NSO states that my parents were married but they’re not. I was registered as Herlyn Campoy Isturis. But my mom register me again as illegitimate child and they’ve changed my name to Herlyn Campoy Campoy. I’ve been using the second one ever since..! I need to process my passport,,how can I fix tese? How much money will I need to spend? plz help me..

    • Since you have multiple registrations, the second one has been locked by NSO, and you will not be able to access it.

      You will need a lawyer to file for cancellation of the first registration. This needs to be done in court.

      • hello…Meron po ako problems kasi po pilipina ako pero Japanese po asawa ko ngayon nung pinanganak kopo first baby ko hindi pa po kmi kasal Pedro naglagay pro km I ng marriage date..pero after 7 months OK ikinasal pro kami tlaga pno po kya nmin mppa cancel young hinulaan nmin date of marriage?gaano din po ktagal bgo mtapos yon..tnx

      • Hi Maam,

        Kailngan po ito i-file sa court para po macorrect ung date of marriage. Saan po pinanganak yung first baby nyo?

        Sana po makatawag kayo sa aming opisina, para mas mabigyan po kayo ng kumpletong advice.

        Please call +632-7051265/7051277

  138. Hi..i need your help regarding with my Bc.. My NSO states that my parents were married but they’re not. I was registered as Herlyn Campoy Isturis. But my mom register me again as illegitimate child and they’ve changed my name to Herlyn Campoy Campoy. I’ve been using the second one ever since..! I need to process my passport,,how can I fix these? How much money will I need to spend? plz help me..

  139. im guillermo d gatdula jr. and my bday and year are 17 august 1985, it appears that when i got my nso b certificate, it so happen that instead of 1985, 1965 is what on the document…. i wonder if you could help me change it as soon as posible because i am only 27 now turning 28 this august and i want to be married soon… thank you and godbless

  140. im faidah B. aminoddin but in my NSO my surname is amanodiin what can i do to fix the mispell in my NSO

    • You need to file a petition to correct the spelling of your surname. It will be filed in the place wher eyou were born

  141. how can i prove if my data im using since school is different from the birth certification registered at the nso. it has same father but mother complete name is different from my mother’s middle name. pls. help. thanks

  142. gud day..ask ko lang po pano po kung sa birthcertificate ko my date of marriage ang parents ko pro di sila kasal..pwd ko po b sila ipakasal tpos palitan na lng ung date of marriage nila sa birthcertificate ko..tnx po

    • Hindi po basta basta mapapalitan yun. WE will need more details from you, so we can assess your problem thoroughly.

  143. Hello po ask ko lang kasi po ang alam ko pa name ko na nag aral ako eh Maricel nagka anak po ako bale un mother name is maricel tapos nun mag try po ako mag abroad need ng NSO BC nakalagay po dun eh Ma Teresa ang name ko ,gusto ko sana palitan na lang ng Ma teresa un mother ng mga anak ko ,paano pa ang gagawin gaano po ba katagal at magkano po magagastos ko salamat po

    • MAgfile po kayo ng correction ng mother’s name sa birth certificate ng mga anak ninyo. Ipakita lang po ang birth certificate niinyo at iba pang dokumento.

      You may call our office to set an appointment with a birth certificate specialist to give you further advice. Our numbers are 7051265 and 7051277.

  144. i have a problem po sa NSO BC ko, gawa ng kumuha po ako ng NSO sa Lipa, Batangas, then, ung binigay po nila sa akin ay incomplete information po, wala po ung buong pangalan ko, JIMMAIRAH ROMA ROSE CAWIGAN MANLAPIG ang nakalagay lang po sa name ko eh ung Middle ko ung CAWIGAN sabi po ng NSO Lipa, ay un daw po ung sinend sa kanila ng hospital na pinanganakan sa akin wala rin po ung name ng father ko, pero ung BC ko po galing sa OFFICE OF THE CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL ay complete, ano po dapat kong gawin? kailangan ko po bang magpa-late registration? salamat po.. napakalaking tulong po ninyo.

    • File po kayo ng supplemental report sa civil registrar ng Lipa City, para mailagay po ang first name at surname ninyo.

      Wag po mag-late registration, mas malaki pa pong problema yan.

      Maari pa namin kayo bigyan ng advise, pwede po kayong tumawag sa aming office para mag-set ng appointment for a consultation. Eto po ang aming numbers 7051265/7051277

  145. hello ms michecesa, ask ko lang po ang problem ko po is yung marriage contract ko po, mali po ang name ng mother ko, my mother’s name is Encarnacion but they put it as Corazon, 2x po kami nagpakasal nung una po is civil wedding then church wedding, during po ng church wedding, i tried to put the correct name pero they follow po pala ung sa civil wedding…. ano po ang maa advise nyo sa case ko? and wala po ako sa pinas right now, san po ako pwede mag file if ever at sino po ang pwede kong immediate family ang pwedeng mag asikaso? Thanks in advance! God bless!

    • You can file a petition for correction of your mother’s name in the place where your civil wedding was held. You will need supporting documents that show your mother’s correct name.

      Any of your immediate family members can file it on your behalf. Or any representative, just issue a special power of attorney in their name

  146. For several years already, since my high school days, I am already having headaches re my name, I, Edgardo B. Osorio, 58 years old and jobless, a resident of Isabela City, Basilan, I have already applied and sent through LBC my application for a change of my first name with the City of Manila Registrar’ Office with complete documentations and id’s such as school records, affidavit of my parents to correct my name, nbi & police clearances, marriage cetificate, baptismal certificate, land title and publications in our local newspaper Zamboanga Times which is of generaql circulation here in the South Western Mindanao, but the City of Manila Registrar’s Office rejected my application due they reasoned out that the Zamboanga Times is not of general circulation, why are they like that? I think its only a minor problem with all the supporting documents I have already submitted to support my application for a change of my first name. . please help me. . .

  147. In addition to my comment, I was aided by the Isabela City Civil Registry Office and P.M.O. check payment was sent via LBC, together with all the documents as required., the City of Manila Civil Registry Office. But it was returned to us due to that publication issue.
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  148. good day. for several years, since my high school days, I am having a headache re my wrong first name, it was registed in the City of Manila Civil Registry Office as DELFIN OSORIO JR. Eversince, when I first studied in kindergarten, I am already using EDGARDO B. OSORIO and not DELFIN OSORIO JR., until todate, With the help of the City of Isabela, Basilan Province, Civil Registry Office, I applied for a change of my first name with City of Manila Civil Registry Office, complete with the required documentations such as bastismal certificate, affidavit of my parents attesting that I am using the name Edgardo since birth, marriage certificate, NBI and Police certificates, land title, School records, SSS/PAGIBIG ID’S, p.m.o. check payment and the Zamboanga Times notice of publication (published in 3 successive weeks) which is a general circulation newspaper here in South Western Mindanao, But the City of Manila Civil Registry Office rejected my application for a change of my first name with all the documentations, as required, submitted to them because they reasoned out that the Zamboanga Times is not of general circulation. Why are they so cruel to a person who is very far from Manila? I am already a resident of Isabela City, Basilan Province, 58 years already and jobless and I could not just go to Manila to apply for a change of my first name personally because I have no money for expenses there. . Please help me. thanks a lot

    • You may ask the NSO central office to review your petition, but you might still be required to publiush the petition in Manila.

      We may be able to assist you, but we will need more information on the petition and when you filed it.

      Please call our numbers 7051265 or 7051277

  149. hi.. I would like to ask some help on what to do regarding the case of my partner. His name is Lester and it was written on his BC but when he applied for his NSO file he found out that he has no first name on there.. It was just his middle name and surname written.. No first name.. In what case do this belongs? What actions to do? please I need help. He has some supporting documents to present like school records and employment records to prove that he is using the name Lester since birth.

    • Pwede po sha mag-file ng supplemental report to fill in the missing entry, in the civil registrar where he was born.

      You can also set an appointment with our office to further advise you on the procedure. Please call our numbers 7051265/7051277

  150. Ask ko lang kung pwedeng mag-apply na ng passport kahit meron petition for the correction of entry sa birth certificate, like correction ng spelling of middle name. Or need hintayin yung birth certificate na may annotations? Thank you.

    • Pwede nyo pong subukan, at ipakita sa dfa na nakapagfile na po kayong petition sa civil registrar. Hindi lang po namin masisiguro kung papayagan na po ito ng DFA..

  151. question lang po .. nahihirapan po kasi ako maka kuha ng passport dahil sa BC ko , may mali po . tama naman lahat ng information sakin sa BC ko pero ung sa father ko po , wala po cya nationality … ano po gagawin ko ? kasi ayaw i process ng DFA ung mga paper ko para maka kuha ng passport.. help naman po thank u and God bless po …

  152. Good day po. Ask ko lang po if ano need gawin ng sis ko. Andami mali sa BC niya.
    First, hindi po siya nakarehistro sa NSO.
    Second, nung pinatanong po namin sa munisipyo sa tito ko sa Bohol, meron po siya kopya dun subalit marami pong mali.
    una, yung name niya na gemmalyn gamit niya sa school,eh gemalyn lang po nklagay
    pangalawa, yung name mother ko na gemma, gema lng nkalagay
    pangatlo, mali din yung spelling ng surname niya.
    San po kaya to magfall, typo error or change name po?
    Third, yung baptistmal niya hindi rin pareho, Maria Gemmalyn ang nkalagay.
    Possible po ba na magpalate register na lang siya?
    Napakalayo po kasi ng bohol,nandito po kami ngayon sa isabela.
    Posible ba namin maayos yun dito o kahit sa manila po?
    Salamat po!
    GodBless.

    • Kailangan po ayusin yung registration nya sa bohol, at dahil marami pong errors, baka kailangan po i-file na ito sa korte.

  153. Hi I need help. We just realized that we put the wrong place of birth for my husband in our marriage certificate. He’s from another country, and the town for his place of birth is not the correct town, but it is on the same state. He put the town where he’s residing now, instead of his actual birth place. Please help. We are filing for sponsorship for me to be with him and they say it takes 4-5 months to correct the entry through the civil registry. Do you think the place of birth for the husband is a big deal in the marriage certificate? And what can we do to correct them? I went to the civil registrar and they are asking for an affidavit from two disinterested people. Isn’t the passport and birth certificate of my husband proof enough? Why the need for an affidavit? Does it need to be from people in his hometown or can we just request my friends here in the Philippines to sign the affidavit. Please help, we are really stressed out about this detail in our marriage contract. We are afraid it will cost us our application and our chance to have our life together. Thanks in advance for your help.

    • If it is the right country and state, we think it would not be a big problem. Each civil registrar requires different sets of documents for filing of corrections. It is within their right to do that.

  154. First of all let me thank you for starting this blog, so helpful and informative.
    Anyway my problem is i have a wrong middle initial in my land title ( my fault I didnt check well on how my deed of sale). I went to the register of deeds which they corrected it merely just by just showing my two valid ID. But bank officials wont accept it as a collateral unless I will file a petition for correction. ??? I dont think people in the register of deeds will change it just like that if it is not their standard procedure. Should I really file a petition for correction?

  155. Hi michecesa!.

    i have a problem with my marriage certificate. I just got married last february at philippine embassy here in abroad.the problem was, i found out that my place of birth in marriage certificate was wrong instead of ”quezon city” it was ”caloocan city. i need this document for sponsorship purpose applying to canada. do you think it would be a big deal?? how could i solve this problem?? i need your advice…

    • Best to have it corrected, since you wouldnt want the documents you submit to the canadian embassy contain incorrect facts.

      The proper way of doing it is to file the correction in the philippine embassy where you got married.

  156. Good thing I found this site. sana masagot ang katanungan ko. Yung case ko is mali ang spelling ng lastnames ng tatay at nanay ko sa BC ko. Bale nalakad na namin ang correction last 2006 pa. Ngayon mag-aaply ako ng passport. Nakita ko sa NSO Birth Cert ko na yung sa Nanay ko lang ang naka declare na correction. Ang bobo ko kasi ngayon ko lang siya nakita.

    Ang question ko is pano ko to maipaprocess? I have a copy of the Lawyer Certification na nagsasabi ng correction ng both last names ng tatay at nanay ko pero hindi nila nasama nung prinocess nila. Kainis. Can you help me?

    • You need to file a separate petition for correction, para naman last name ng father mo. The lawyer certification will not be enough for that

  157. Hi sorry sa second post na to. Medyo nagmamadali ako sa post ko sa taas Eto yung complete explanation.

    Good thing I found this. Hope you guys can help me on what to do. Yung case ko is mali ang spelling ng Middlename ko at ng tatay ko at Lastname ng nanay ko sa BC ko. Bale nalakad na namin ang correction last December 2006 pa. Nakapag file ako ng Affidavit of Descrepancy last December 2006. Na process and correction ng BC ko. Meron nang anotation yung BC ko ngayon from NSO about sa mga correction.

    Dahil kakagraduate ko palang ng college noon d ko napansin na kulang pala ang nakalagay na annotation. Mag-aaply po kasi ako ng passport. Nakita ko sa NSO Birth Cert ko na yung sa Middlename ko at Lastname ng Nanay ko lang ang naka declare na correction. Naiinis ako sa sarili ko kasi di ko nakita to dati.

    Ang question ko po is pano ko to maipapaprocess? Do they have a record or copy nung Affidavit of Descrepancy na pinasa ko? Nasa akin ang original. Or do I need to start from scratch again to file for the correction? Pede kaya nila iconsider na kagad kasi mali naman nila na kulang ung annotation. Yun nga lang ngayon ko lang napansin. I appreciate the response.

  158. Good day. My daughter’s (Christine Veronica)case in her birthcertificate is that she’s male. Do i need to file petition for this?

  159. Good Day,
    I have a problem in marriage certificate the name of my spouse in certificate is meldy which is suppose to be medy. we both here in abroad that why i ask my auntie to help us process the papers what is the 1st step to correct the errror?

    • You may authorize your aunt so she can file the petition on your behalf. And have her present your spouse’s birth certificate that reflects her correct name

  160. hi. i just want to ask what shall i do to correct the entry of the date of marriage of my parents from my BC. it is different from the real date of marriage stated in their marriage certificate. Thank you in advance for your useful reply.

  161. hi, i need to secure a passport as our company is requiring me to have one but upon getting a BC from NSO, it appears that the spelling of my name in my BC (“JENIFER”) is different from the one i am using (“JENNIFER”)… what will i do? help please, i really need to have a passport this month

  162. hello, I would like ask about my problem in my name.Actually it is not really the name itself but my middle name.It appeared like this MAINAR (original spelling of my middle name) but the scenario turned to MEINAR (the spelling appeared in my NSO). It’s definitely obvious that it is just a clerical error/typho. but I still need to seek for strong advice for this case. I’m now a graduating college student and a worker. I need to do an action in resolving this matter , please do help me in my problem. Thanks and God bless.

  163. Regarding po sa Birthdate at Name. Simula po ng nagaral ako di ko po ginamit ang tunay ko name, kc nung araw pwede yun. Ngayon po wala ako makuhang record sa City hall kc nasunugan. Hinanap ko sa dating pangalan at sa ginagamit ko pangalan pero wala din po. Ang sabi sa akin magpa late registration na lang. Pagkuha ko ng NSO ang lumabas yung dati kong pangalan pero mali yung year. Ang sabi City hall kumuha nalang ng NSO ung late registration. Nakakuha naman po. Meaning may 2 NSO ako. Ung late registration ung ang Correct lahat. ngayon nagpapapalit ako ng Birthdate for Year 1955 to 1954 sa SSS, naipasa ko na lahat ng documents Kahit late registration di pa rin tanggapin.

    ipapasa ko po sana sa SSS ung Dati NSO kasu dating name ko pa un. pero tama ung Birthdate except sa day.

    More than 5 years ko na po nagpapa amend sa sss, hirap na po ako magpabalik balik. at magpasa ng madaming documents. sawang sawa na napo ako sa utos nila, sumunod lang naman ako sa ni rerequire nila. lahat na ng Affidavit na gawa na.

    Ano po kaya ang dapat kong gawin sa NSO at SSS. thanks

  164. hi mam/sir
    i want to ask lng about my lastname
    the original birthcertificate my lastname is De Guzman…
    pero nung ng inquire po ako sa NSO ang lastname ko Guzman nlng…..paano po eto change lastname or clerical error lng…kasi kulang lng ng De…

  165. Does the above apply also fr changing the date and place of marriage of parents? I was born ayear before my parents marriage. But instaed, mparents wrote the ir marriage date 6months before i was born. I need to process visaad marriage with a foreigner abroad, but definetly this needs to be corrected. Do u know a faster and economical way?

  166. Hi michecesa.
    I would like to ask if the above explanation applies to change the date and place of marriage of parents of one’s birth certificate?
    The date is incorrect. Though me and my wife was not married when our child was born, she wrote a date 6 months before birth of our child. Our actually marriage is 6 months later our child is born. An attorney explained my wife it will cost almost 40,000 pesos and a period of 1 year.
    I was also advised to submit a late birth certificate and delete the original birth certificate. is it really possible?

    • In case of the entry on the date and place of marriage, the attorney is correct that it will take that time and money to fix it. This needs to undergo a court proceeding before a judge.

  167. my case goes this way, all of the entries in my NSO birth certificate are correct except for the age of my mother at the time of my birth. It states that she was 26 years old, when in fact, she was already 32 at that time.The same problem goes with my older brother. what do we need to do in order to correct this error? Thank you very much.

      • Is it necessary that I seek assistance from a public attorney, or can I just file it in the civil registrars office on my own? How long does the process take place?

  168. Ask ko lng po mali po ung place of birth ko sa marriage contract ko how much po ba babayaran ko pg pinaayos ko po un? Ano po ba dapat gawin nmin..salamat po..

  169. I badly needed an advice..
    My name is Karl Anne. Since birth, my documents were spelled the same. It was maybe I merely hop with schools I’ve gone, also with other supporting documents that I got for work. I have a baptismal certificate which is also a two-word name.
    But with my Birth Certificate, it is posted as Karlanne. I can’t get passport because of this. I want to file a clerical error. My questions are, first, is this only be filed in my local registry? Can this be done here in NSO head office? I tried asking other local registries here in Manila and they have been asking for almost double of the payable needed, at the end, not so sure amount which may take higher eventually (we probably know why). Second, may I know how long will it takes?
    Thanks so much.

    • It depends on the civil registrar in your place of birth if this is treated as a clerical error or a change of first name. So it is best to file it there directly. It will take several months before it is approved, around 3 months

  170. Hi
    My sister has a problem regarding the error in her gender ( it was male in her nso). May I ask what the requirements are for her concerns?

    • Civil registrars have different requirements for this. It’s best to ask the civil registrar of the place where she was born.

      You can also call our office for a consultation with a birth certificate specialist, 7051265/7051277

  171. good day!! i need ur advise about my case… I use the name Santiago D. Baloco III, lately, i found out that my name is registered late by my parents.. i already fixed this problem (by passing the requirements asked by the local registrar office i.e. affidavit of my parents). but when the authenticated copy is released.. i noticed that the suffix “the third” (III) is gone.. my name stated in the annotation is Santiago D. Baloco… how can i fix this problem since i want to carry on the name i always use?? thank you very much

    • Best to bring this issue to the NSO to supply the correct annotation in your birth certificate.

      For more details, you may call our office 7051265/7051277 to discuss your concern with one of our birth certificate specialists. Thank you.

  172. hi ..good day.
    ask ko lang po if what’s the best thing to do,
    kc po since nagaral ako and sa lahat ng mga documents ko except sss po,kc po nung kumuha ako ng number dun kelangan ung b.c
    sa m.i ko po jacob napo gmit ko,
    kaya lang sa nso b.c ko po is jacub..

    • ipacorrect nyo po ung middle name ninyo sa civil registrar kung saan po kayo pinanganak.

      For more details, you may call our office 7051265/7051277 to discuss your concern with one of our birth certificate specialists. Thank you.

      • good day sir ask ko lang po kung panu po iibahin yung gender sa NSO kc po female po yung nakalagay ehh male po dapat.. anu po ba yung mabilis na processo para dto?

      • Para po sa correction ng gender, i-file po ito sa civil registrar kung saan kayo ipinanganak. Hindi na po kailangan ng abogado para dito.

        Para po sa mas kumpletong advise, tawag po kayo sa opisina namin for an appointment sa aming birth certificate specialists. Numbers are 7051265/7051277. Thank you.

  173. good day!! i need ur advise about my case… I use the name Santiago D. Baloco III, lately, i found out that my name is registered late by my parents.. i already fixed this problem (by passing the requirements asked by the local registrar office i.e. affidavit of my parents). but when the authenticated copy is released.. i noticed that the suffix “the third” (III) is gone.. my name stated in the annotation is Santiago D. Baloco… how can i fix this problem since i want to carry on the name i always use?? thank you very much

    • You may file a petition for change of first name in the civil registrar in your place of birth. For more details, please call 7051265/7051277. Thank you.

  174. hi need an urgent advise pls…ung husband ko po kc di makakuha ng passport dahil ang birth year nya sa birth certfacte nya ay 1959 samantalang 1960 ang totoo at nung 1985 na kmuha cia ng birth crtfacte nya sa nso ay 1960 ang andun kya un ung sinunod nya sa lahat ng documents nya kya lng last year ng kailanganin nya ulit ng birth crtfacate from nso ay 1959 na ang lumalabas ndi na 1960 gusto sna nmin sundin nlng ung 1959 sa nso kya lng sa lahat ng documents nya 1960 anu po dapat nmin gawin?at cnu po ang maaring makatulong smin..tnx and god bless…

    • sundin nalang po ang year of birth na nasa birth certificate ninyo, para po hindi na kailangan dumaan sa korte.

      Isa-isa lang po ninyong aayusin lahat ng dokumento ng husband ninyo

      • retired na po kc ang husband ko at lhat ng documents nya sa retirement nya ay 1960..wla na po bang ibang option pra mabago ung birth certfacte aside sa pagkuha ng lawyer???hindi po ba yan pwedeng ayusin sa munisipyo kung saan cia pinanganak??tnx po sa pg reply god bless…

  175. hi po
    my friend have a problem about her wrong surname ask q lang po qng paano at magkano ang mg pagawa po nito ……….

    tnx…

    • For more details, you may call our office 7051265/7051277 to discuss your concern with one of our birth certificate specialists. Thank you.

  176. Hi I need help..the entry for “Total number of children born alive” in my b.c has a typewritten “1” on it but on the code box next to it has a handwritten “02”..now the thing is when I submitted my b.c to file for a change in visa, the immigration questioned me about that..saying that the type written “1” should be “2” since I’m the second child..they’d given me a month to fix that otherwise I will be force to go back in the Philippines..unfortunately,they didn’t saw the handwritten “2”..what will I do to fix this problem?can I just submit an affidavit of discrepancy to them? I’m hoping you can answer my question..Thank you very much

    • this needs to be corrected in the civil registrar of the place where you were born.

      For more details, you may call our office 7051265/7051277 to discuss your concern with one of our birth certificate specialists. Thank you.

      • hello po,
        i would just like to ask,kasi i had a problem with my bc, yong middle name ko po kasi talaga is flores pero ung nkalagay sa sa bc q is floresca, our school registrar told me that i have to follow my bc nalang kasi middle name lang nmn daw yon. so finollow ko siya, lahat ng docs ko floresca ang middle name pati passport ko, kaso e bivisit visa ako ng sister ko for dubai, pinoroblema ko lang po, bka ma question ako sa immigration.tapos ung name po nga father q is incorrect ung spelling instead of aureo, aurelio po ung nakalagay sa bc q..pa advice nmn po.tnx

      • Best po if you could present us these documents so we can fully assess this problem. You may also call our office 7051265/7051277 to set up an appointment with our birth certificate specialists. Thank you.

  177. Hello po! Me tanong po sana ako regarding sa CENOMAR.. Mali po kasi yung gender na nakalagay. Pag ipapacorrect ko po ba magbabayad ako ulit ng same fee? And also my NSO BC yung middle name po ng mother ko is Etquitbal instead of Etquibal.. Does it affect po ba if I use these documents to apply for any visa abroad? Thank you.

    • Yes, the embassy might ask you to correct these errors. You may do so at the civil registrar of the place where you were born. For more details, please call 7051265/7051277. Thank you

  178. Sir,mam what will I do to change my gender because of mistake input of midwife in my birth certificate?

    • The correction needs to be filed in the civil registrar office where you were born.

      For more details, you may call our office 7051265/7051277 to discuss your concern with one of our birth certificate specialists. Thank you.

      • Hi Michecesa. My girlfriend has incorrect gender entry in her birth certificate. She is almost 90% done with the Local Civil Registrar requirements for the correction of entry(only remaining requirements are Government doctor’s certification and the applicant’s medical records). My question is, can we pursue with a civil wedding ceremony while the correction of entry is still about to be filed? Will they consider this? Or will the incorrect entry hinder our civil wedding requirement like the marriage license.

        Thanks for your insight. More power.

      • It’s best to inquire with the civil registrar if they will allow you to apply for a marriage license, while the petition is still pending.

      • hi there:)i would like to ask what is the procedures needed regarding the error of my mother’s name on my birth certificate?i plan to invite her here in japan for relative visa but the embassy of japan asking for proof of relationship…on my birth certificate my mother’s name written is “Arceli” apart from the name “Arcelita”she used on her passport.,.
        embassy of japan advice first that i need to correct my birth certificate to approved the relationship with my mother…

  179. Good day,
    I need your advice. Sa copy kasi ng NSO birth certificate ko, wala po akong first name. Pero nung kumuha po ako ng Certified Xerox Copy sa City Civil Registry, my first name was there but looks handwritten. My first name (handwritten) can also be seen on the “16a. Information Given in Supplemental Report” section of the certificate with date NOV 21 under “16b. Date When Information was Supplied”. My employer said late registration daw po ito (because I was born October 19) kaya Baptismal Cert. yung ginamit for may requirements…
    I’m wondering what can I do about it so my first name will also show in my NSO BC. Hope you can help. Thank you.

    • DOes the same annotation “Information Given in Supplemental report” also appear in your NSO birth certificate?

      It is best if you could present us these documents so we can fully assess the problem. You may call 7051265/7051277 to set up an appointment with our birth certificate specialists. Thanks

  180. mam/sir ask ko po sana dahil sa ngayon po ay lahat ng documents na hawak ko ay jenny ruth ginamit,how can i correct po ang clerical error and how much?

    • Ang correction of clerical error ay dapat i-file sa place kung saan po kayo pinanganak. Ang filing fee po ay P1000.

      You may also call our office 7051265/7051277 to set up an appointment with our birth certificate specialists for more advice on your problem. Thank you.

  181. hi what should i do if my name on my daughter’s birth certificate is incomplete for example my name is Rucelle Ann but on my daughter’s birth certificate is Rucelle only..?pls.let me know what to do..thank you..

    • This may be corrected as a clerical error, to be filed in the place where your daughter was born.

      You may also call our office 7051265/7051277 to set up an appointment with our birth certificate specialists for more advice on your problem. Thank you.

  182. Hello. I find this forum quite helpful. I have a query myself. I hope you could give me advise on this. My mother’s birth date in her BC is different to her actual one, so last February 2013, she started filing to have this corrected. Then just 2 months ago, it has already been approved by the court, but until now she still has not received her new birth certificate with her correct birth date. The lawyer kept on saying, they are just waiting for the NSO. Do you know what that means? Is that the last step? And do you know how long that could take? Thanks you.

    Kind Regards,

    Hannah

    • Hi Hannah, the court decree needs to be registered in the place where the court is, and where your mother was born.

      The NSO will not do this on its own. It is up to the client to do so.

      You may also call our office 7051265/7051277 to set up an appointment with our birth certificate specialists for more advice on your problem. Thank you.

  183. Hi! i am already 20 yrs old. i have a problem with my birth certificate. I used my mother’s surname ever since i was a child. all my school records are with the surname of my mother. but in my BC it is my father’s surname that was registered. now i want to change my BC into my mother’s surname because that was what i used in my lifetime and since my parents are not married and my father does not give any support to us. will my petition prosper? thanks!

    • You might need to have this corrected in court. We cannot say for sure unless we see the documents.

      You may also call our office 7051265/7051277 to set up an appointment with our birth certificate specialists for more advice on your problem. Thank you.

      • I like this site.

        I had been using a birth record that states that my name is Anthony, born on July 15 and in the City of Baguio. Later I came to know that I was previously registered as Michael, born on June 15, in the Muncipality of Sablan. Would it be possible to have my FIRST birth certificate (with the name of Michael) be cancelled by filing a petition and court? I would like to continue using my second registration because that is all in my records. Tnx.

  184. Hi, Im jenny, it’s actually my sister’s marriage certificate. She is in Dubai right now, the thing is, her mother in law’s last name was mispelled, instead of Vipen, it shows Lipen in the certificate. They need to correct it before she could file for a visa to Australia. I would really appreciate it very much if you could advise me of what to do and what the documents required to correct this. thanks in advance.. Godbless

    • This can be corrected in the civil registrar where the marriage is registered. Among the requirements is birth certificate of her mother-in-law.

      For a complete, you may call our office for an appointment with our birth certificate specialists. Numbers are 7051265/7051277. Thank you.

  185. hi. ang nakalagay sa birth certificate ko ay teresita r. garcia. ang nakalagay naman sa baptismal certificate ko ay ma. teresita r. garcia. ang ginagamit ko po ay ung nakalagay sa baptismal certificate ko. paano po iyon maaayos?

    • File po kayo ng change of first name sa civil registrar kung saan po kayo pinanganak. Ippresent nyo po among others yung baptismal certificate ninyo.

      Para po sa mas kumpletong advise, tawag po kayo sa opisina namin for an appointment sa aming birth certificate specialists. Numbers are 7051265/7051277. Thank you.

  186. Hello po puedeng po bang pakitulungan ako sa problema ko regarding my birth certificate…
    1.meron po akong 2 birth certificates….1 filed in Bulacan by my father, kaya lang po sobrang daming errors…. 1st name ko “JHOANA” instead of “JHOANNA”. Middle name ko “JUCOTAN” instead of “CUCUTAN” 1st name ng mo ko “MILANDA” instead of “MILA”. “MARRIED” daw sila ng mom ko which is hindi naman. Birth date ko “JULY 19 1979″ instead of “April 19 1979″. Ngayon po sa dami po ng errors sa BC ko may nag adviced po yata sa mom ko na ipa late register na lang ako para maitama yung mga errors which she did. Pina late register naman ako sa Pangasinan. But nung kumuha po sya ng copy ng birth certificate ko (1994-95) ang ini-issue po ng NSO sa kanya ay yung copy na ini-file ng father ko. So para po makakuha po ako ng passport at ma-petition ng mom ko (i was 16 yrs old then) ang dami pong affidavits ang kinailangang ipagawa para maitama yung spelling ng first name ko, middle name ko, 1st name ng mom ko and civil status po nila. And sinunod ko na rin po yung birth date (July 19 1979) para sa applications ko. So i got my passport, moved to sweden with my mom and lahat na po ng legal documents ko…. JHOANNA C. CABRERA….JULY 19 1979…..BAGBAGUIN STA. MARIA BULACAN ang birth place ko ang naka input. Now, comes my big issue….. I’ve moved to a different country, my husband and i are in the processed of fixing my legal status. I asked one of my relatives from the Pangasinan to order a copy of my birth certificate and the the one she sent me was a mess, ( birth certificate filed by my father) you couldn’t read a thing on the copy, its like its written in a different language or something. Our lawyer didn’t accept that copy and asked us to do something about it (maybe someone from NSO could re-type it so it could be read well, or have it re-type to correct all the errors so i won’t be needing the affidavits to support the corrections) So this time my relative went straight to NSO in Manila and NSO issued her another copy of my BC but this time, its the one “late registration” that my mom filed in our province. JHOANNA C. CABRERA….APRIL 19 1979…. Birthplace is URDANETA PANGASINAN and it says in the BC that im the FIRST born child, i am actually the 2ND. So now, i have 2 different birth certificate of me with mess up informations on hand and i have no idea on what to do to clear this mess. I hope you could help me in any way or refer me to someone who could help me, it would be greatly appreciated. T.I.A.

    • Tawag po kayo sa opisina namin para po marefer po kayo sa abogado. The problem has become complicated, that it can only be solved by a court case. Please call these numbers: 7051265/7051277. Thank you.

  187. hi po, my posibilidad po ba na d maisuehAN ng passport ang anakko kase po ung birth certificate nya ang pangalan ko po dun ay Venuslyn sa NSO ko at ang ginagamit ko ay Venus Lyn, kailangan po pa bang ipachange un kz ngayun lng nmin npansin eh malapit na ung dedline sa petition na kailangan na nya mkakuha ng passport..anu po ang pwede kung gwin.. thanks

    • Kailangan po yan icorrect at magfile po kayo ng change of first name sa civil registrar kung saan sya pinanganak.

      Para po sa mas kumpletong advise, tawag po kayo sa opisina namin for an appointment sa aming birth certificate specialists. Numbers are 7051265/7051277. Thank you.

  188. hi po!my problem is my bc nso have not yet approve by nso manila because of we have the same year with my sister,,my birthday is feb.14,1975 n my sister is dec.29,1975….i’ve already requested for endorsement to nso manila,,and i’d just like to ask if there;s a posibility i can get my nso n approve by the nso manila?i need my nso to get a passport as soon as possible because my visa anytime will arrive,,,thank you

  189. What shall I do if the surname and middle name of my mother and also with mine was interchanged?coz i am an illigitimate child so the surname of my mother is my surname

    • This could be treated as a clerical error, but it depends on the decision of the civil registrar.

      Para po sa mas kumpletong advise, tawag po kayo sa opisina namin for an appointment sa aming birth certificate specialists. Numbers are 7051265/7051277. Thank you.

  190. Good day mam, Im antonio baranggan supisa.i have a problem with my birth certificate. i used this complete name ever since, lately i found out that my middle name in my nso was wrong. instead of baranggan in my baptistmal but in my nso birthcert it was barangan.I want to add letter g for my middle name,what are the process that i have go through?.How much do i need to spend for one letter.?your answer will surely very much appreciated..thank you…

    • This is considered a clerical error. A filing fee of P1000 will be paid. You also need to submit supporting documents to prove the correct spelling.

      For complete advice on process and requirements, you may call our office for an appointment with our birth certificate specialists. Numbers are 7051265/7051277. Thank you.

  191. Hi po. My mali din po kasi sa BC ko. May 11, 1987 ang bday ko po, pero sa nso eh May 11, 1991. Pano po ba gagawin ko dito? Sa Pangasinan po ako pinanganak. Kailangan po ba dun pa magfile ng petition for correcton of entry? Thanks.

  192. Hi! I have a problem with my BC. Ang naka surname doon ay ang sa mother ko. Since nag asawa ang mama ko dinala ko ung surname nang father ko. lahat nang docs, SSS , school records, even my married contract ginamit ko ung surname ng father ko bali illigitimate ako nung hindi pa sila kasal. then mag file daw ako ng legitimation. then paano po ba if ang married contract ko ang nasulat ko dun is Nora only, then yung married contract nang mama ko is Maria Nora anu po ba ang dapat gawin dun kailangan ba pang mag correction of name ng mama ko? pls advice me thanks

    • Opo kailangan po mag-file ng legitimation. At maicorrect din po ang first name ng mama ninyo. Doon po ito i-file sa civil registrar po ng place of birth ninyo

      For more details, you can call us 7051265/7051277.

  193. Hi po,. panu po b kc sa birth cert ko ung middle neym ko supposed to be DIONISIO but it came up to DIONESIO., and also ung nka fill up sa s name ng mother ko is CONCEPCION DIONESIO? so ung dlawang(2) ,. wat po dpat gwin pra mra mkorek? salamat po

    • This can be considered a clerical error. You just need to submit supporting documents to prove the correct spelling.

      For complete advice on process and requirements, you may call our office for an appointment with our birth certificate specialists. Numbers are 7051265/7051277. Thank you.

      • Hi Good day,

        I’m having problem with my marriage certificate, my husband is a foreigner he has a nordic name. Local Civil Registrar basically doesn’t have a letter “ä” in their type writer. I’m thinking how do I change my marriage certificate. My husbands name is Juha-Pekka Jämiä on the record it’s Jamia.

        Please Help, thanks.

  194. Hi. My name is Charllote. I have the copy of birth cert from civil registrat and NSo (1st request 2011), it is Charllote. And now, 2013, I had requested birth certificate and just seen that my name spells differently. It is now CharloTTe. What should I do? PLease help me. I still have 10 days to do what is necessary.

  195. Hi Good day,

    I’m having problem with my marriage certificate, my husband is a foreigner he has a nordic name. Local Civil Registrar basically doesn’t have a letter “ä” in their type writer. I’m thinking how do I change my marriage certificate. My husbands name is Juha-Pekka Jämiä on the record it’s Jamia.

    Please Help, thanks.

  196. good pm po maam pano ko po macocorrect ung sa b.certifcate coe kse po ung middle name co ay E lng po sya instead na elepane tga brgy. bical mabalacat city po aco ano po dapat kung gawen na agad magawa ung b.certificate coe salamat po

    • File po ninyo ang correction ng middle name ninyo sa civil registrar kung saan po kayo pinanganak.

      For more details, tawag po kayo sa 7051265/7051277.

      Thank you

  197. hi paano po mapalita n ung gender sa birth certificte ko mali po kac ang lagay nung midwife na nagpa anak sa akin.,i hope sana matulonagn nyo ako at magkano ang magagastos

    • I-file po ninyo ang correction sa civil registrar po ng place of birth ninyo. Filing fee po ay P3000, at kailangan din po ito ipapublish sa dyaryo, may dagdag na gastos po para doon.

      For more details, tawag po kayo sa amin 7051265/7051277.

  198. Hi how are you. I recently proposed to my girlfriend in the Philippines. We are in the process of getting her a passport so that I can apply for a fiance visa. I became aware that she has an issue with her birth certificate. Her mother’s surname is incorrect on the certificate. The names are different. The way she is explaining it is that her parents were not married at the time of her birth. So, her Mom’s surname at birth as reflected on the birth certificate is accurate and her name is also accurate at birth. Her other supporting documentation is as follows: driver’s license, LSO certificate, high school ID, and voter’s ID. So when she got these documents she is saying that her name automatically changed. What she is telling me is that once her mother married (her father), her mother’s middle name changed from her mother’s sir name to her father’s sir name. So my fiance automatically changed her middle name to her father’s sir name. If what she is saying is correct I do not think there is an issue with the difference in her name between her birth certificate and the subsequent supporting documents.

    • When her parents got married, its effect is that the father’s surname becomes her surname, mother’s surname becomes her middle name. But the document does not automatically reflect this. She has to undergo the process called legitimation, and it needs to be filed in the place where she was born, showing her supporting documents.

  199. Hi kailangan ko po ng information tungkol sa BC ng friend ko. papunta sana syang US kasama ang mother niya na fiancee ng US citizen but yung birth certificate is mali yung marital status ng magulang nya nakalagay dun ay “married” pero hindi naman talaga kasal ang nga magulang nya nung ipinanganak sya at never sila nagpakasal. Paano po kaya ang proseso ng pagpapabago ng marital status ng magulang nya sa birth certificate nya? Natatakot po kasi sila na baka madeny sila sa pagpunta sa US dahil for fiancee visa nga po ang mama nya. Pls help po. Salamat.

  200. Hi Good day,

    I’m having problem with my marriage certificate, my husband is a foreigner he has a nordic name. Local Civil Registrar basically doesn’t have a letter “ä” in their type writer. I’m thinking how do I change my marriage certificate. My husbands name is Juha-Pekka Jämiä on the record it’s Jamia.

    Please Help, thanks.

  201. Hi. Good afternoon, may I ask what should I do because My name in the Birth Certificate has Ma. in it and all through out I have never used that Ma. in my name or in any of my documents in which I am a part of, including my diploma, my licenses and the ID’s it just so happened that when I applied for an SSS number they told me to use that Ma. which was written on my NSO birth certificate, I have an Affidavit for that but the SSS employee said that it’s not enough proof that my Ma. should be included. And I am applying it for a clerical error at the civil registry is that correct? My mom said that she thinks that the ones who took my name mistakenly put Ma. in my name because my Mom’s name has Ma. in it.

    • Best po to correct the birth certificate to avoid future discrepancies in your records. It will be a change of first name, and to be filed in the civil registrar of the place where you were born.

      For more details, call us po at 7051265/7051277.

  202. hi..im so glad i found your site..i already read the comments below and i kinda figure out what my case is.just wanna confirm something.i used to write my name as nikkie junie coz thats what i know my name is spelled accordng to my orig birth cert. but wen i got my nso copy, it was already nikki juni..i feel so awkward seeing it coz i prefer my old one..i felt like where’s the e?? what shud i do? will it affects me in the future if i will not do somethng bout it? and if u say go file in the court,does that mean ill be in the court like really sitting inside the court interrogated?
    also,if ever i file a case for this,can i also change my like adding one more name on it if ever i am granted to make some changes or ill have additional payments for it. how much would it be?
    sorry for the many questions,u might get confused but i hope u could give some answers..thanks so much
    godbless

    nikkie

    • To correct the name Nikki Juni to Nikki Junie, you dont need to go to court for this. You can do this at the civil registrar’s office where you were born.

      To add a new name, you have to prove you have habitually used this, through documents that you need to present.

      Please call us 7051265/7051277 for more details. THanks

  203. hello po, ask ko lng po kung yung error is the year of the marriage sa birth certificate ng minor ano po yung process to correct the error. thanks

    • Depende po iyon, posible pong maging court case ito para lang maicorrect. Best to call us at 7051265/7051277 for more details. Thanks

  204. Hi, hope you can help me with this.
    Im planning to bring my parents abroad for vacation. my mother has a problem with her BC. ang first name nya na ginagamit eversince sa lahat ng documents is ELIZABETH bu then when she got her BC from NSO she found out that her name is MARIBETH. What are we going to do to correct her BC? is there any other options to change it.? may contact # po ba kau? pano ko po kau mako contact andto po ako sa abu dhabi ngyon? gusto ko pong asikasuhin to as soon as possible. please advise. Your answer will surely very much apprecaited. thank you so much.

    • Hi, hope you can help me with this.
      Im planning to bring my parents abroad for vacation. my mother has a problem with her BC. ang first name nya na ginagamit eversince sa lahat ng documents is ELIZABETH bu then when she got her BC from NSO she found out that her name is MARIBETH. What are we going to do to correct her BC? is there any other options to change it.? may contact # po ba kau? pano ko po kau mako contact andto po ako sa abu dhabi ngyon? gusto ko pong asikasuhin to as soon as possible. please advise. Your answer will surely very much apprecaited. thank you so much.

  205. To whom it may concern,

    My mother was born in Bohol, but she was “late-registered” in Quezon City. What should we do since we would like her documents (birth certificate, passport) to be corrected as in her birth place states she was born in Quezon City.
    Could we “request to transfer” from Quezon City to Bohol?

    Hoping for your response.
    Thank you.

  206. Hello. I am an illegitimate child. In my case I used my Mother’s middle name. What is the right process for me to correct this discrepancy?and how much?how long?thanks in advance

  207. good day! just wanna ask anong kailangan gawin para sa pag aayos ng birth certificate ko, PAMELA NAREDO EVANGELISTA yung name na nasa NSO ko yung mother ko MARITESS R. NAREDO. pero nung kinuha ko yung NSO ng mother ko dun ko nalaman na ang spelling ng name nya MARITES RILI NARIDO at meron din pong nakalagay sa NSO ko na MARRIED yung mother and father ko nung JUNE 10 1990 pero ang totoo di po talaga sila kasal, paano ko po mapapatanggal yung nakalagay na information sa NSO ko na married sila pero hindi naman po talaga kasal at yung spelling ng last name at first name ng mother ko nasa abroad po yung mama ko, 18 y/o na po ako ano po yung maari kong gawin kung sakali.. thank you so much sana po matulungan nyo po ako.

    • Para macorrect yung entry ng marriage, sa korte dapat ito gawin. Hindi kasi basta-bastang error iyan, kaya dapat gawin ito na may permiso ng judge. For more details, please call us 7051265/7051277. thank you

  208. Good day to you. I learned that after using my birth certificate for all my legal documents the birth certificate filed as late registration in 1988 was not the one being released by the NSO. The problem is that both the name and the birth date is not correct. I already know that i can’t do anything except to go to court. I just need to know how many months it would take to accomplish the task until the ammended birrh certificate is released by NSO. Thank you.

    • After the court decision is rendered, this has to be registered with the civil registrar and with the NSO. Usually takes 2-3 months

  209. hI PO. .pano po yong Name ko naka record sa LCR ay Josie so lahat nang papers q josie ang ginagamit q, tapos sa Nso ay Jogie pano po yon eh wala pong authorized sa Lugar namin na e correct yong name q. wala kac appointed yong mayor namin more than 3 yrs nah. may ibang way pa po ba para ma correct yong name q? Salamat po.

    • Kung wala pa pong inaappoint na LCR, the only way to correct it is before a judge, at kailangan nyo po ng abogado para dito

  210. HELLO poh ako po c roger sinangote tanong ko lang poh magkano po ba ang aking mababayaran sa civil registral dahil ang nso ko poh ay walang gender at saka walang type of birth at ilang buwan ito maprocess tnx poh

    • Depende po ang fees sa civil registrar, dahil iba iba po ang singil nila para sa ganitong klaseng procedure.

      For other details or a more comprehensive advice, please call us for a consultation 7051265/7051277.

      Thank you.

  211. Good Day!

    just want to ask if i could change the spelling of my name in cenomar that i requested on july 2013 and how? i am already married last august 5, 2013. but i need cenomar for something
    please need help.

    thank you

  212. hello ask q lng po if saan pd humingi ng affidavit for correction and formal latter for correction humihingi po kc ung skul nmin…mali po kc spelling ng middle at lastame q sa NSO..SALAMAT :)

    • Kailangan po ninyo magfile ng correction sa local civil registrar kung saan kayo pinanganak

      For other details or a more comprehensive advice, please call us for a consultation 7051265/7051277.

      Thank you.

  213. I need some help. I was born before my parents got married. So I had my mom’s surname on my birth certificate. When they got married, they already took legal steps to change my surname but then when we got my NSO birth certificate, it was still not changed.What should we do for this? I really need this corrected so I’d appreciate it if there’s something we can do ASAP.

    • Did your parents file an affidavit for legitimation in your place of birth? This would have been the proper procedure. Do you have the documents that would prove the legal steps taken?

      For other details or a more comprehensive advice, please call us for a consultation 7051265/7051277.

      Thank you.

  214. hai po. paano po ba i-change yung LAST NAME ko into my father’s last name? apelyido pa po kci ng mother ko ang nkalagay ngayon sa NSO ko .
    this is euphy po ;)

  215. Hi.. po mam gandang gabi po. Mam michecesa.. tanung ko lang po sana kung ganu po katgal at magkano po gagastusin papaayos nang error po sa bc q.. 1989 po kasi sa bc ko pero since elem po 1990 po gamit ko at ung julious ko po walang O sa bc ko julius lang po nakalgy.. atsaka mam.. panu po un sa cagayande oro pa ko pinangnk.. kailangn po ba pumunta pa ko dun.. ei dito po ko metro manila.. pwedi kaya paayus ko lng sa tita ko dun.. tnx po mam.. pls reply asap.. need 4 ur help tnx and godbless.. or pls tnx me or email me.. 09355410398 chou_chen2000 ty:)

    • Kailangan nyo po itong i-file sa court dahil year of birth po ang mali. Kumunsulta po kayo sa lawyer para mabigyan po kayo ng proper advice

  216. Hi! Is it considered as a clerical error only when the name of my mother in my birth certificate has a Ma. in it when in fact in her birth certificate it only states Pricilla without the Ma.? Or do i need to file a petition for correction?

    • Yes, it is considered a clerical error. You can file a petition to correct it in your place of birth, presenting documents that prove the correct name of your mother.

  217. magandang araw po..ano po dapat kung gawin sa name ko kc po sa birth certificate ko po is Gerry tapos po ang ginagamit ko po mula elemmentary is jay pano ko po ma-corret mam,sir?

  218. Good day po!
    Gusto ko lang po sana din itanong kung ano ang gagawin ko din sa BC ko. kasi po nung time na nagdelayed registration po ako ay sinabi sa akin ng isang clerk ng civil registrar na hindi ko daw po pwede dalhin ang apelyido ng tatay ko kasi walang pirma niya. e ang kaso simula’t sapul yun na ang dinadala (Falcasantos)ko hanggang makapag-asawa ako yun ang dinadala ko. pero here it comes na nag pagawa ako ng BC ko, yun ang sabi niya na kailangan dalhin ko ang apelyido ng mother ko kasi illegitimate child po ako. at pinagawa ko nga ang BC ko at lumabas doon apelyido ng nanay ko(Jacinto). pero apelyido pa rin ng tatay ko ang dinadala ko kahit middle initial ng mga anak ko ay yung apelyido ng tatay ko. Ngayon kailangan ko mag take ng teachers board exam e hinahanap pala talaga ang authenticated na BC ko from NSO positive na lumalabas apelyido ng nanay ko. kaya yun hinanap ko ang tatay ko para pirmahan ang pinagawa kong birth certificate at natagpuan ko naman siya. ang kaso sa huli na double registration ako at ang una kong BC yun at yun pa rin ang lumalabas. apelyido pa rin ng nanay ko. anong gagawin ko kasi doon sa una kong NSO BC wala man yung middle initial doon. pwede ba yun ipa cancel ang una? kasi ako pa rin naman yun. middle initial ko yun sa pakadalaga ko.

    • Kung ipapacancel po ninyo ang una ninyong birthcertificate, kailangan po ninyo ng abogado. Ang cancellation na yun ay dapat gawin sa korte.

      Kailangan po ito para maaccess ninyo ang pangalawa ninyong registration

  219. hi sir/maam. ngkaroon ng mistake of entry sa marriage contract namin. yung mother’s name namin ngkabaliktad po. full name po nila. kasi po pareho kmi ng mid initial B. kaya cguro ngkabaliktad. paano po ba naiikocorrect to? last sept 17 lng po kmi kinasal

  220. hi po. paano po ba process sa pagchange nung entry ng mother’s name namin sa marriage contract? kasi ngkabaliktad po, yung nailagay nung secretary is mother niya under my mother. pareho kasi kami B and middle inital. please help po. sept 17, 2013 pa po kami kinasal.

  221. ginagamit po ng mama ko na surname nya is baylosis which is surname din ng mama nya. so yun po ang nilagay nyang surname nya sa birth certificate ko at yun din ang nilagay nyang middle name ko. nung kumuha po ng copy ng birth certificate ang mama ko sa nso, she found out na middle name po pala nya ang baylosis at ang surname nya po talaga is tolio which is her father’s surname. gusto ko po sanang ipacorrect surname ni mama sa birth certificate ko at middle name ko kasi ipacorrect ko rin po ang gender ko.. paano po ang gagawin ko?

    • Depende po ito dahil marami-rami rin po ang error sa birth certificate ninyo.Baka kailangan po ninyong kumunsulta sa aming birth certificate specialist para malaman po ang tamang paraan ng pagcorrect nito. Pwede po kayong tumawag sa 705125/7051277. Thanks

  222. Hi I just got our certificate of land title and noticed that the first name of my sister is mispelled. Pls advise the procedures, required documents, fees & timeline to correct her first name.

    • Kung year of marriage po, depende po yan sa error. Mas mabuti pong makita po ito ng aming mga birth certificate specialist namin. PLease call 7051265/7051277 for an appointment. Thank you

  223. hi I just want to ask how will i change my name..since elementary i was using Criselda Gaton but when i check at my Bcertificate it was Crizelda Agaton.pls help me with this i want my name to be corrected..thank u so much

  224. I hope you can help me with my confusing problems now. I want to find out, What is the really right thing to do.

    My ex-husband ( petitioner ) filed for an annullment which is granted already but technically after the decision was made , His lawyer filed for motion of correction for my name ( respondent ) na mali po yung name ko
    instead of Maria Fe Santos, ang nalagay ng lawyer nya po all throughout the annullment process hanggang sa matapos is Marife Santoz.

    kulang po ng letter A sa Maria fe and instead of letter S, ginawa pong letter z yung santos ko.

    they filed for motion for correction of name and done with the hearings, they tried to correct dun sa judge na nag decide ng annullment, and they provided naman lahat ng pwedeng ma-provide na available. presented my original Mariage contract, BC ng mga kids ko po, and some old student id’s na may Mariafe Santos, Marife Santos, Maria Fe Santos

    ang lumabas kay judge is inconsistency pa din daw po ksi dahil may naging id ako nung high school po na Marife Santos. so nag file for motion for re-consideration po yung lawyer ng ex ko, and kinausap nya po mismo yung judge,

    In short hndi na kinorrect ng judge yung typo error sa name ko po dhil mag r-register naman daw po yun dahil ang petitioner client ( my ex-husband) ang nag file. ma ccorrect na daw po sa LCR kung san kami kinasal…

    nag motion for withdrawl of correction na nga po yung atty. dhil pinaliwanag na nung judge na sa LCR na lang daw po ang correction nun….

    In short nkakuha na po yung ex husband ko ng Certificate of authenticity, Certificate of Decision and Certificate of finality which is already registered to the city civil registrar where annullment is granted.

    nung dinala naman po sa LCR where we filed our mariage para sa annotation, kung anu na daw po ang nsa court na decision and finality yun daw po susundin nila.

    hndi nga daw pwede dahil hindi tugma yung mariage contract name ko sa decision, so ayaw din po pumayag ng LCR dapat daw po sa court na nag grant ng annulment ang mag correct.

    lately na lang po sakin pina alam thru my brother na ganun po pala ang problem kung bkit hindi ma register pa sa LCR yung certied true copy ng annullment and decision to annotate to have the endorsement going to nso.

    marami naman po akong pwedeng i provide na documents like yung birth certificate ko , marriage contract , bank records, birth certificate ng mga anak nmin na ang tlagang name ko po is Maria fe Santos.

    please help me po, kung anong dapat kong gawin, since nung nasa process of annullment pa, wla po tlaga akong communication sa knila and wla po tlaga akong alam na may problema pala sa typo error of my name sa annullment process. sabi daw po ksi nung lawyer nya is madali na lang yung correction and importante, matapos ang annullment.

    kala daw po ksi is maaayos din nya ng hndi nko kailangan, anu po kya ang pwede kong gawin? anu po kaya ang dapat ko tlagang gawin since pangalan ko na po ksi yung involve dun sa typo error. yung lawyer nman po nya is hindi na kumikilos. kya sakin na po binigay yung burden to correct yung name ko, wala nman po akong lawyer, kya nag browse na lang po ako sa internet kung san ako pwedng mkahingi po ng legal advise.

    sana matulungan nyo po ako and salamat po ng marami

  225. Hi my problem is that I was born aborad.. Jeddah, KSA. The name i’m using is MIshaal Kaiser Gonzales So. but in my birth certificate it is Mishaal Kaiser So. which my mothers maidens name is not reflected instead in the birth certificate my middle name is Kaiser. Another problem is that i don’t have the classification of Gender, whether im Male or Female.. by the way i’m a Male. Can u Help me on this?

    • Are you based in the Philippines now? Please call our office 7051265/7051277 to set an appointment with one of our birth certificate specialists. Thank you.

  226. ano po bang gagawin kapag wla akong first name sa nso ko ? ung lumang birth ko mer0n nman ginamit ko pa nga since elementary hanggang highschool d rin alam ng parents ko bakit nagkagan0n di tuloy ako makaapply ng trabaho dahil don

    • Kailangan nyo po mag-file ng supplemental report para mapunuan po ang blank sa first name ninyo. Para po sa additional info, tawag po kayo sa aming office 7051265/7051277 para makapag-appointment sa aming birth certificate specialist. Thank you po.

  227. Thanks po di2 sa blog ninyo….
    tanong ko lang po, gaano po ba katagal ang process ng correction of surname sa birth (Both in local and NSO)?

    Pinapa lakad ko po kasi sa Tita ko yong correction of birth ko sa QC maynila kac andito ako sa cebu. with authorization ko po yon, Bali Kompleto napo yong process sa municipality of QC it takes more or less 3months at nasa part na kami ngayon sa “ipapahatid daw ng Quezon City Registrar’s office sa tita ko yong mga papers sa NSO, para ma Correct na din sa NSO”… bukas pa yon lalakarin ni tita…

    Ang tanong ko po After po mahatid sa NSO gaano pa po katagal yon?

    Thank U & more Power!

  228. I was born in Manila. Sa birth certificate ko, mali ang last syllable ng family name ko. Instead of “—es”, ang naisulat ng clerk (handwritten) ay “—as”. Sa NSO copy ganun din. Dati affidavit lang na pinagawa ng nanay ko ang naka-attach palagi sa birth cert ko . Pero nung kumuha ako ng kopya sa NSO hindi na daw pwede ngayon ang affidavit lang. Kailangan ipa-correct sa Manila City Hall.DIretso na po ba ako sa City Hall o kelangan ko pa dumaan sa lawyer? Thank you. Big help po ang site niyo.

    • Pwede na pong dumeretso sa city hall, dahil pwede po itong iconsider na clerical error.

      For more details on the procedure, pwede po kayong mag-set ng consultation with one of our birth certificate specialists. Tawag lang po kayo sa 7051265/7051277

  229. Hi. I just want to ask. I dont have middle name when I got my NSO. The problem is that all of my documents have my middle name on it. How can I file adding middle name on my NSO? How much will it cost to add? Please help me on this. I cant go aborad because of this.

  230. I just forgot, my middle name is gallego. I was born in Maria Aurora. Im now staying in Cavite. And I would like to find out how I can fix my missing middle name in my NSO. Please help me

  231. good day po. ShaNe dapat ang name ko pero ang nasulat sa Birth Certificate ko ay shaMe, naging ‘M’ instead of ‘N’ .

    to make it sound less ridiculous iniba nalang namin yung approach on how to pronounce it, instead of (horribly) pronouncing it as (sheym) ginawa nalang namin na (sha-me or shamy). my close friends call me by either ‘sha-me’ or ‘shamy’.
    most of my neighbors and relatives call me shaNe pa din

    recently i opted to be called nalang ‘sham’ para mas close sa name ko and parang it looks like the ‘e’ is just there but not included sa pagpronounce, i am known by this nickname sa present work ko, i deliberately removed nalang yung ‘e’ sa corporate email account ko para less confusing, but just the same it still sounds off as ‘shame’

    but obviously inde ko naman magagamit officially either of the 3 (sham, sha-me, shamy) lalo na sa mga legal documents. eversince po yung ‘shaMe’ ang sinusunod ko sa mga public documents school records and and IDs kasi mostly based sa birth certificate so wala po akong existing record na ‘shaNe’ ang name na nag-appear. and i really really want to change it dati pa kaso before napakacomplicated ng process and i heard magastos.

    nakakapagod na din kasi mag explain bakit ganun ang name ko and madaming cases na bumababa ang self-confidence just because of my name, nakakaapekto na din sya sakin personally kasi parang sa name ko pa lang sounds lang ‘nakakahiya’ na,

    possible po ba na ma-change sya to ‘shaNe’ given yung mga circumstances na nasulat ko? that will really boost my self-confidence, looking forward to that day i proudly introduce myself by my real name.

    i would really appreciate your advise. thanks so much.

    • You may change your name if is a confusing, ridiculous sounding one.

      It is one of the reasons a person can validly change the first name.

  232. hello po…i’m Irene Joy hilario..i have problem on my BC.it is about the Type of birth: Single..( i was born single and i have no twin)…but on 5b: if multiple birth: _/_first was check..so what i am going to do?there is a need for correction?? the agency i applied told me for correction.So,as i consult to our LCR, there is no need for correction,they told me for a supplemental affidavit made by the lawyer …i want it clear because i am confuse which is the correct one.
    thank you…

    • IF it is a typographical/clerical error as we see it, then it needs a correction. It needs to be filed with the LCR

  233. maam, tanong ko lng po kung gaano katagal ang pag process for correction of middle name at anu-ano pa po ba yung kailangan para maayos kaagad? tnx :)

    • 3-4 months on the average po para macomplete ang process. Dapat po complete po ang mga requirements. For more details, please call us 7051265/7051277. Thanks

  234. Hello po! Tanong ko lang po, dalawa po kc ung birth cert record ko sa nso, ung late registered po ung ginagamit ko. Now nung kumuha po ako ng copy from NSO, ung una po ung lumabas. Then iba po ung apelyedo ko. Hindi ko po alam iba pla tlaga ung father ko then pinaregister ako ulit ng mama ko sa real husband nya,un na ung ginagamit ko till now. Ano po ba ung dapat kung gawin? Sabi po ng Taga NSO, ipaclose ko dw po dapat ung una para maopen ung late registered kc locked na po sya.. Mtagal po ba ung process na un?
    Thank you po sa reply…God Bless po!

    • Kailangan po maicancel ang naunang birth certificate, at dapat po ito gawin through a court order. For more details, tawag po kayo sa 7051265/7051277. Thank you po

      • Hi po! Thank you sa pagreply.. Tanong ko lang po kung meron po kayong law office? Need ko po kc lawyers to handle this case regarding my birth cert in manila kasi there po ako unang naregistered. And legal advice na rin po. Kung ano po dapat gawin, kasi according din po dito, ipafollow q nlng dw po dpat ung unang rehistro and magfile nlng dw po ako ng affidavit of descripancy pra ma change ung name sa lahat ng docs ko.

        But another problem is, sa unang rehistro hindi po kasal ung parents ko, bale separated na cla b4 me pinanganak. Pro nilagyan-lasgyan lng nila mama at lola ko ng kunwari date of marriage.

        Ano po ba dapt gawin? Ipacancel ung unang rehistro o ipacOrrect ko nlng po then un nlng ifollow ko.. I need po ung mabilis and practical but legal way po.. Thank u po ulit!

      • You may call us and set an appointment to get advice on this matter. Numbers are 70151265/7051277. Thank you.

  235. we’ve been married twice,our first marriage akala namin hindi sya niregister kc po we were informed that they will inform us first before submitting it, that was 1994 and we married again 1997, and we used the date of our 2nd marriage to all my children’s birth certificate. we just learned na ang nakaregister pala sa nso e yung 1994 marriage namin nung nag apply kami ng passport.pano po ito itatama? kung ipa void po yung first marriage court order po ba kailangan? e kung gawing 1994 na lang po yung date of marriage namin sa birth certificate ng mga anak ko, do we also need court order? sana po mapaliwanagan nyo kami. salamat po

    • We think you can have the birth certificates of your children corrected sa place of birth nila, even without a court order. For more details, please call us 7051265/7051277. Thank you

  236. hi…im aniyah, i was auth0rized by my c0usin 2 file 4 his marriage crtfct but when i request 4 printd nso at the b0tom porti0n where the certificati0n his name was hassan and diffrent fr0n d upper p0rti0n of d paper as written hassanudin…. d pers0n wh0 typed the crtfct didnt n0tice the err0r when she made it…. what will i do… im so pr0blmatic…c0z he blame me 4 the err0r… pls. rply

  237. Ang pangalan ko po ay Rosevic R. Otacan ‘yun ang dala ko mula s elementary hanggang magkolehiyo ako kaso lang nalaman ko na mali pala ang name ko dahil ang nakalagay sa NSO birth certificate ko ay Rosvic R. Otacan na omit ang “e” pumunta ako sa LCR para doon i file ang petition for correction ngunit hiningian ako ng Two Thousand Five Hundred Peso isip filing fee daw, tama ba ‘yon? ‘yun ba talaga ang nakasaad sa batas na dapat kong bayaran? Pls. reply ano dapat kong gawin?

    • According to the law, the filing fee po usually is P1000. But there will be additional charges, depende po sa civil registrar iyon. Ask them for a breakdown of fees, and if they will issue a receipt for the entire amount.

      For more details, please call us at 7051265/7051277. Thank you.

  238. - hello…. regarding on my middle name… my middle name is Arena, but in my BC it is written as Arina, can you help me with this please? thanks a lot.

    • You may have this corrected in the civil registrar of your place of birth, presenting supporting documents of the correct spelling of the middle name.

      For more details, you may call us at 7051265/7051277. Thank you

  239. Hi my NSO birth print is totally blurred. i want NSO to give print me a clear copy. What is the correct procedure to acquire a clear copy?

    • Request a clear copy from the civil registrar where you were born and endorse/transmit this copy to NSO. This will replace the blurred copy that the NSO has on file.

      For more details, you may call us at 7051265/7051277. Thank you

  240. Hello!

    I just want to ask what steps should my mom do regarding the misspelled name of her mother’s name (my grand mother) in her marriage contract? I don’t have a clue how this should be corrected. Hoping for your advice and have a good day!

    • She can show proof of her mother’s correct name, in the civil registrar’s office where she was married. The uniform filing fee is P1000.

      For more details, you may call us at 7051265/7051277. Thank you

  241. Hi, ask ko lang po if ano ggawin ko kasi yung registry number ko sa birth cert from our local registry office is different from the one with NSO. kaya po di maauthenticate ung bc ko. Please need help.

    • It might be that these are two different entries. Could you email us both the local and NSO copies to info@verifiedph.com? Please also indicate your contact details so we can transact with you directly. You may also call us 7051265/7051277.

      Thank you

  242. Paano naman po kung ang NSO ang nagkamali? mali po kasi ang gender ng anak kong babae..male ang nakalagay ng kumuha kami ng copy sa NSO..samantalang wala naman pong mali sa mga original na pinagkopyahan nila..female po ang nakalagay sa original na galing sa municipal namin. bakit naging male,samantalang kinacopy lng naman nila yung original di ba!

    • Yun po kasi ang process talaga. As far as we know, NSO cannot correct the error on its own. We are giving you advice based on what the rules are, and based na rin po sa experience namin sa pag-correct ng mga ganitong papeles.

  243. Hi,

    Last 2005 I applied for an authenticated birth certificate from NSO because it’s one of the requirements of the university I enrolled for college.

    When I went to NSO there is no record of P. S. A. E. (acronym only- PS is my 1st name, A is my Middle name & E is my surname) .NSO advised me to go to the Local Civil Registrar Office to file for delayed registration. So I followed the said instruction and comply of all the affidavits that LCR required me. After processing the late registration, I was able to have my NSO authenticated birth cert but my name was changed to P. S. E. (they omitted my middle name) because I’am illegitimate – my mother and father were not married, in short I only have a single parent who is my mother.

    BUT, when I tried to get a NSO birth cert again recently because it’s one of the requirements to take for licensure exam, I was disappointed that the record they have is P.S.E.P (P is the surname of my father). It was indicated also in the said NSO doc. that my mother and father are married (but they’re not). The informant was my mother and in the said document she used my father’s surname.

    This happened because last 2010 NSO had integration of all their records. Way back 1989 my mother registered me as P.S. E. P. indicating that they’re married with my father (but then again their NOT) and used my father’s surname as hers. That act made my 2005 delayed registration null and void because I already had an existing record.

    Now, if I’m going to use P.S. E. P. – I have to change all my scholastic records and government records. But the problem is that the marriage of my parents is n not true.

    But if I’ll retain P.S. E. – I don’t have to change all my records. But I guess the process would be very long and is probably expensive.

    Also, what would be the implication of my mother as the informer in giving wrong data regarding the date & place of their marriage when in fact they’re not. And of using my father’s surname as the informer.

    What should I do?

    • This is a case of double registration. To resolve this, it needs to be done in court. For more details, please call us at 7051265/7051277. Thanks

  244. hi miss, tanong ko lang po kung ano po method na gagawin ko sa pag-ayos ng bc ko. ang nakalagay po sa nso ko is MA MELANIE while all my documents(sss, transcript of records, even baptismal certificate, marriage contract) ang nakalagay po ay MELANIE lamang.. paano ko po kaya ito maayos at magkano po kaya ang magagastos. salamat po at more power

    • You can file a petition for change of first name in the civil registrar where you were born. Usual filing fee is P3000, plus publication fee. For more details, please call us at 7051265/7051277. Thank you

  245. Good day
    hi I’m Annabelle . I also had a problem regarding my birth certificate. I’ve got an error in my surname. my real surname was alegado but in my NSO it was aligado. how can i correct it? and how much do i need to spend for one letter?and how long will it takes to fix this matter? please i need your help thanks

    • You can file a correction of the clerical error. THe uniform filing fee is P1000, but there will be additional charges depending on the civil registrar where you file it. average timeframe is 3-4 months from filing.

      For more details, please call 7051265/7051277. Thank you

  246. Hello po…We have some problem po with my nanay’s birth certificate…According to all her records (marriage certificate, voter’s ID, etc) she was born April 6,1963 but when we got her birth certificate sa NSO it’s says that she was born May 6, 1963. Sabi ng nanay ko yung marriage contract nya was based on her baptismal certificate kasi nasunog daw yung munisipyo kung san sya nakaregister so yun yung sinunod nung nagpakasal sila ng tatay ko. And that was also the same birth date that we’ve been following ever since. But when we saw the birth certificate, may bura dun sa month pero yung year 1960 talaga pero medyo malabo po yung copy nung sa NSO. We are trying to get a passport for her sana.

    Is there a way for us to have the birth date (month and year) corrected sa municipal namin or should we just follow whatever is on the birth certificate and request for a change of her records (marriage certificate and COMELEC records so she can get her passport.

    We would really appreciate your help on this since we don’t have much money to spend on this.

    Thank you.

    • To correct the NSO details regarding the birthyear, this needs to be done in court. This will entail more expenses. If it can be done, have all her other records corrected nalang.

      • Thanks a lot po…but can we contact nso to change the birth date on her marriage certificate para maalign sya dun sa NSO birth certificate nya.

      • For any other corrections in your NSO documents, best way to do that is through the local civil registrar where the marriage is registered.

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