Author Topic: Filipino birth certificate  (Read 1730 times)

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Filipino birth certificate
« on: July 07, 2008, 07:24:12 AM »
A friend in Manila has no birth certificate and believes his birth was never registered. According to his mother the midwife \'lost the papers\'. He\'s used someone else\'s papers for ID purposes until now, which I know is not uncommon. He\'s 24 now - anybody have any idea what he needs to do now to register his birth or if it\'s even possible? His father passed when he was a baby, his mother is still alive.

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Re: Filipino birth certificate
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008, 07:57:12 AM »
Hi Ken,

Sorry but an obvious question, what is his nationality?

If he is Pinoy, then he would probably have to get an affidavit from people who were there at the time of birth ( Mother, Midwife etc) to attest that he is that baby born on such & such day at....

This is the same route that\'s used for birth certs that have wrongly spelled names or wrong DOB.

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Re: Filipino birth certificate
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008, 08:28:21 AM »
Hehe sorry Keith, yes he\'s Pinoy. Thanks for the info.

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Re: Filipino birth certificate
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008, 09:58:28 AM »
Hi Ken,

Sorry but an obvious question, what is his nationality?

If he is Pinoy, then he would probably have to get an affidavit from people who were there at the time of birth ( Mother, Midwife etc) to attest that he is that baby born on such & such day at....

This is the same route that\'s used for birth certs that have wrongly spelled names or wrong DOB.


Bing had both an incorrectly spelled name and a wrong date of birth. Her advise is to go to the NSO and ask their advice. She had to send lots of paperwork to Lingayen where she was born in order to correct the name spelling. She did not change the date of birth because it was too difficult and expensive. It would have meant her traveling to Lingayen and making a court appearance together with witnesses lots of paperwork and publication for several weeks in the local paper. Most people here that have wrong birth dates just accept them and have two birthdays ;D I would think that is someone is not registered at all then it would prove very difficult and certainly require a court appearance with all the attendant costs.

Colin

 


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