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Philippines - Register a Birth

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Procedure

The birth of a child shall be registered within thirty (30) days from the time of birth at the Local Civil Registry Office of the city/municipality where the birth occurred.



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Required Documents

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e.g.
1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.



Office Locations & Contacts

NSO NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION (NCR)

4th Floor Philippine Bible Society (PBS) Building
Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard
Sta. Mesa, Manila 1016
Telephone: (02) 716-4921 / 713-2942 local 117/404
713-1014 / 713-2942 local 409
713-2990 / 714-1720
713-2942 local 210
Fax: (02) 714-1721


National Statistics Office

Civil Registration Department
Vibal Building, EDSA, Quezon City, Philippines

Census Serbilis Centers



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Eligibility

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Fees

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Validity

Birth Certificate Valid Forever



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Instructions

The birth of a child shall be registered within thirty (30) days from the time of birth at the Local Civil Registry Office of the city/municipality where the birth occurred.

Responsible to report the occurrence of birth to the Local Civil Registry Office

  • When the birth occurred in the hospital or clinic or in a similar institution, the administrator thereof shall be responsible in causing the registration of such birth. However , the attendant at birth shall certify the facts of birth.
  • When the birth did not occur in the hospital or clinic or in a similar institution, the physician, nurse, midwife, 'hilot' or anybody who attended the delivery of the child shall be responsible both in certifying the facts of births and causing the registration of such birth.
  • In default of the hospital/clinic administrator or attendant at birth, either parents of the child shall cause the registration of the birth.
  • When the birth occurs aboard a vehicle, vessel, or airplane while in transit, registration of the said birth shall be a joint responsibility of the driver, captain or pilot and the parents, at the case maybe.

Exceptional cases for the place of registration of birth

  • When a child is born aboard a vehicle, vessel or airplane while in transit within Philippine territory and the exact place of birth could not be ascertained, the birth shall be recorded in the civil register of the city or municipality of the mothers destination or where the mother habitually resides;
  • When the child is born aboard a vessel or airplane en route to the Philippines, the birth shall be recorded in the civil register of the city or municipality where the mother habitually resides, if she is a resident of the Philippines and if either the father or the mother or both parents are citizens of the Philippines. When the parents are both foreigners but not residents of the Philippines, the birth may be recorded in the civil register of Manila, if they so desire;
  • For delayed registration of events where the city/municipality has been divided or integrated, the registration of birth shall be made in the mother city/municipality, which has jurisdiction over the reported place of occurrence of birth.



Required Information

  • Complete name of the child (first, middle, last)
  • Complete name of the father
  • Complete maiden name of the mother
  • Date of birth (month, day, year)
  • Place of birth (city/municipality, province)



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Need for the Document

A Birth Certificate is a vital record that establishes the birth of a child. It is an official form that gives details on the time and place of a person's birth, and his or her name, sex, mother's name and (usually) father's name. The word "birth certificate" can refer to either the original document or a certified true copy of or representation of the original record of birth document.



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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity to get Driver Licence, Passport, etc.



External Links

Republic of Philippines National Statistic Office Birth Certificate http://www.census.gov.ph/civilregistration/birth-certificate http://www.census.gov.ph/civilregistration/requesting-civil-registry-document/birth-certificate

Delayed Registration: Birth, Death and Marriage http://www.census.gov.ph/content/delayed-registration-birth-death-and-marriage

Telephone Requests / NSO Birth Certificate Delivery (NSO Helpline Plus) http://www.census.gov.ph/civil-registration-services/telephone-requests-nso-birth-certificate-delivery-nso-helpline-plus



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Others

Civil Registration Procedure http://www.census.gov.ph/civilregistration/civil-registration-procedure