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Why Do You Need to Get a New Copy of Your PSA Birth Certificate?

Bakit ako kukuha ng bagong kopya ng birth certificate ko, hindi naman nag e-expire ang birth certificate ‘di ba?

Although this is true, we are all still encouraged to always have a new and updated copy of our PSA birth certificate.  When applying for a Philippine passport (for the first time), one of the primary documentary requirements is the applicant’s PSA birth certificate — best when printed on the most updated version of the PSA’s Security Paper (SECPA) and bears the seal of the Philippine Statistics Authority (yours may still have the NSO seal).

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Read more about it here. https://bit.ly/2HgN0no

Four Steps In Registering Your Child’s Birth

Every child must be duly registered with the Local Civil Registry office of the place where he was born, and no later than 30 days from the date of his birth.  This is the only way you can ensure that your child is granted a birth certificate, a document that will attest to his identity and will need for the rest of his life.

If you think filing your child’s birth registration is a daunting task, think again.  We summarized the process and, voila!  Only four steps needed to get your child properly registered and issued his very own PSA birth certificate.

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For more information on birth registration and late birth registration, visit: https://bit.ly/2N4Y4nv

Misspelled First Name

A misspelled entry in your birth certificate can cause a whole lot of delays and damages in your applications and transactions.  And most people don’t realize there is an error in their document until it is too late!  Have you checked your birth certificate yet?  Make sure that all names, last names, dates, and addresses are accurate.  Otherwise, have it corrected right away.

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misspelled-namesIf your name is misspelled in your birth certificate, here’s how you can get it fixed. https://bit.ly/2p3QJHE

How to File for a Late Registration of Birth

In August 2018, it was reported that around 7.5 million Filipinos do not have birth certificates.  This means that they do not possess the most basic documentary requirement for registration and identification.

If you still do not have a copy of your birth certificate, or have been informed by the PSA or the your local civil registry office that your records could not be found in their files, it is time you start working on getting one.

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Read this article to know more about late birth registrations. https://bit.ly/2s9FL7t

DFA Accredited Payment Centers

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Applicants can pay the passport processing fee through any of the following Payment Centers:

 

Payment Center

3 Easy Steps:

  1. Present your reference number at the Payment Center upon payment of the passport processing fee.
  2. One reference number corresponds to one transaction. If you are paying for multiple reference numbers, you need to pay separately for each reference number.
  3. Keep the receipt that will be issued to you.

 

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Philippine Passport Guide: Metro Manila

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DFA Passport Guide

Starting June 2018, those who are renewing or applying for passports in Aseana (Pasay) will be required to prepay their passport processing fees using the DFA ePayment Portal.  If the required fee remains unpaid after 48 hours, your appointment will be cancelled.

  1. Visit PASSPORT.GOV.PH and SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.
  • Read all the reminders carefully before agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the Online Appointment System.
  • Choose a DFA Consular Office where you wish to apply for or renew your passport.
  • Pick the date and time when you wish to apply for or renew your passport.
  • Fill out all the required fields by providing the information being asked.
  • Carefully review all the details of your application before clicking SUBMIT.
  • Choose your desired passport processing type (expedited or regular processing) before clicking PROCEED TO PAYMENT.
  • Take note of the reference number that will be emailed to you.
  1. Proceed to your preferred Payment Center to pay the passport processing fee.
  • Present your reference number at the Payment Center upon payment of the passport processing fee.
  • One reference number corresponds to one transaction. If you are paying for multiple reference numbers, you need to pay separately for each reference number.
  • Keep the receipt that will be issued to you.
  1. A confirmed appointment packet will be sent to your email once the payment has been successfully processed. Click the link to your passport appointment packet and PRINT OUT the following contents that you need to bring with you during your scheduled appointment:
  • Checklist with your indicated schedule
  • Confirmed Application Form with the bar code, appointment reference number (ARN), and eReceipt number
  • Two (2) copies of the eRECEIPT
  1. Personally show up at the DFA Consular Office on the date and time indicated in your appointment and make sure to bring a printed copy of your confirmed passport appointment packet and other required documents and IDs.

 

 

Source link: Basic Information on the DFA Epayment Portal

 

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Philippine Passport Guide: Provincial Area

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DFA Passport Guide

1. Get a passport appointment schedule. 

  • – Log-on to www.passport.gov.ph.
  • – Click the “Set an Appointment” button.
  • – Choose the DFA Office where you want to set an appointment.
  • – Fill up the application form completely.

2. Confirm your appointment and print your application form.

 – Check your given e-mail address for DFA passport appointment confirmation message.

  • – Click the confirmation link within 24 hours to confirm the appointment otherwise the appointment will be cancelled.
  • – Print the application form using a PDF reader.

3. Complete the necessary requirements and have them photocopied

  • – Ready all the necessary requirements as stated in the checklist with their photocopies.

4. Personal appearance on the date of appointment and present the printed application form. 

  • – Submit the printed application form together with the requirements on the appointment date.

5. Requirements in case the applicant has no birth record:

  • – Apply for a delayed registration of birth at the local civil registry at the place of birth of applicant.
  • – Submit late registered PSA Birth Certificate with supporting documents.

6. Additional requirements for applicants whose birth was late registered.

  • – Form 137
  • – Voter’s Registration Record
  • – Baptismal Certificate or National Commission on Muslim Filipinos/Office on Muslim Affairs Certificate with dry seal.

7. Additional requirements for married women.

  • – Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA . Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in PSA Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
  • – Report of Marriage duly authenticated by PSA if married abroad.

8. Additional requirements for spouse of foreign national:

  • – Marriage Contract (MC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (PSA) or Certified True Copy (CTC) of MC issued by the Local Civil Registrar (LCR) and duly authenticated by PSA. Transcribed Marriage Contract from the LCR is required when entries in PSA Marriage Contract are blurred or unreadable.
  • – Report of Marriage duly authenticated by PSA if married abroad.
  • – Original and photocopy of Commission of Filipinos Overseas (CFO) Guidance and Counseling Certificate of Attendance (required for first time applicants or renewal of passport to be used for the first time the surname of the husband).

9. Requirements for applicants with foreign sounding names:

  • – Bureau of Immigration Identification Certificate
  • – Certificate of Naturalization
  • – Election of Filipino Citizenship/Oath of Allegiance.
  • – If necessary, Marriage Certificate of parents and Birth Certificate of applicant’s brother or sister issued by PSA.

10. Requirements in case the applicant is minor:

  • – Confirmed appointment (except for 1 year old and below).
  • – Personal appearance of the minor applicant.
  • – Personal appearance of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child)/ of mother (if minor is illegitimate child).
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • – Document of identity with photo, if minor is 8-17 years old (for first time and renewal applicant) such as School ID or Form 137 with readable dry seal
    • For minor applicants who never attended school, a Notarized Affidavit of Explanation executed by either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / by mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) detailing the reasons why the child is not in school, is required.
  • PSA Marriage Certificate of minor’s parents.
  • – Notarized Affidavit of Support and Consent to travel from either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / from mother (if minor is an illegitimate child).
  • – Original and photocopy of valid passport of the person traveling with the minor.
  • – Photocopy of valid passport of either parent (if minor is a legitimate child) / of mother (if minor is an illegitimate child) or identification documents.

11. Additional requirements in case minor is not travelling with parent:

  • – Personal appearance of the mother is required if minor applicant is an illegitimate child.
  • – Affidavit of Support and Consent (ASC) executed by either parent indicating the name of the traveling companion and relationship to the minor. If minor will be traveling alone, ASC must be executed by either parent, stating that his/her child will be traveling alone. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the ASC.
  • – Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
    • There is no need to secure a DSWD Clearance if the minor traveling abroad has parents who are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he / she is holding a valid pass such as a dependent’s visa / pass / identification card or permanent resident visa / pass / identification card which serves as proof that he / she is living with parents abroad.

12. Additional requirements if both parents of minor are abroad.

  • – Affidavit of Support and Consent (ASC) executed by either parent indicating the name of the traveling companion (authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General). If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the ASC.
  • – Special Power of Attorney (SPA) with an attached photocopy of either parent’s valid passport (authenticated by the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General) authorizing a representative in assisting the child to apply for a passport. If minor is illegitimate, mother should execute the SPA.
  • – Original and photocopy of DSWD Clearance
    • There is no need to secure a DSWD Clearance if the minor traveling abroad has parents who are in the Foreign Service or living abroad or are immigrants, provided he / she is holding a valid pass such as a dependent’s visa / pass / identification card or permanent resident visa / pass / identification card which serves as proof that he / she is living with parents abroad.
  • – Proper ID of the duly authorized representative.

13. Requirements for minor whose mother is also a minor.

  • – Personal appearance of mother and maternal grandparent/s
  • PSA Birth Certificate of minor applicant and mother
  • – Affidavit of Support and Consent executed by the maternal grandparent/s indicating the name of the traveling companion
  • – DSWD Clearance if minor will be traveling with the person other than the maternal grandparent/s
  • – Proof of identity of mother and maternal grandparent/s.

14. Requirements for Muslim applicants.

  • – Personal appearance
  • – Confirmed appointment
  • PSA Birth Certificate
  • – Valid picture IDs and supporting documents to prove identity.
  • – Certificate of Tribal Affiliation from the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) if late registered.

15. Requirements for converts who would like to use their muslim name:

– Annotated Birth Certificate (BC) in Security Paper (SECPA) issued by the National Statistics Office (PSA) bearing the Muslim name

  • – National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) or Office on Muslim Affairs (OMA) Certificate of Conversion

16. Additional requirements if applicant is a DOST Scholar.

  • – Certification or clearance from DOST.

17. Requirements for applicants who want to avail a Dual Citizenship.

  • – Identification Certificate
  • – Oath of Allegiance
  • – Order of Approval
  • – Report of Birth (for those born abroad)

 

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How to Order for your PSA Certificates Online

 

 

  1. Log on to www.psahelpline.ph and click on the type of certificate you need (in my case, 15 birth certificates and 4 marriage certificates).  Take note that you will be placing one order for each person’s certificate (I had to be patient, but only for 30 minutes, not an entire day!).
  2. Choose the reason for ordering the certificate.  I chose the first one: Passport/Travel; I also had to select the country we were traveling to.
  3. You will be taken to a page where you’ll have to type the certificate owner’s information.  If you are applying for a different person (other than yourself), it’s best to have their complete information handy so you don’t waste your time going back and forth, asking for their personal details.  This is why I endeavored to finish the task while the entire family was literally, “under the same roof”.
  4. After submitting all your information, you will be asked if you had any procedure done on your certificate such as: Correction of Entries, Legitimation, Adoption, Court Hearings, and Supplemental.  If you’ve never had any, just click on “None”.
  5. The next page will ask who is requesting for the document.  Anybody can request for a person’s birth certificate PROVIDED he is of legal age and has a valid ID that matches the name on the application form.  The ID will be presented to the courier upon delivery.  On the same page, you will also be asked for authorized representatives who can receive the documents on your behalf in case you are not around when the courier arrives.  Again, these representatives must have valid IDs that they can present upon documents’ delivery.  As the requesting party, you must also provide the representatives with a Letter of Authorization and one of your valid IDs.
  6. On the Checkout page, you have a chance to double check all the information you provided.  Before submitting your request, you will be asked to provide your contact information, the complete delivery address, and the number of copies you need delivered.  One copy costs P350, this already includes processing and delivery.
  7. Upon hitting the “Submit” button, you will be taken to the confirmation page.  You will then receive an email from PSAHelpline with your order number and the different modes of payments.
  8. Pay and wait for your orders to be delivered.