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Application for Transfer of Registration Records From Another District/ City/Municipality[edit]

If applicant's name is included in the NLRDV
  1. Go to an Electoral Registration Office (satellite registration office).
  2. Fill out the CEF-1B- Application for Transfer/Application for Transfer with Reactivation form (in 3 copies).
  3. Submit the application.
  4. The VRM operator will then process the registration application using the VRS.
  • Application for transfer of registration records to another city/district/municipality shall be subject to notice, hearing and action of the Board.
  • Once the application is approved, NOTICE OF APPROVAL shall be sent within five (5) days thereof, without need of a copy of the approved application for transfer, to the EO of origin by registered mail.
If the applicants name is not included in the NLRDV
  1. Go to an Electoral Registration Office (satellite registration office).
  2. Present a proof of your registration. You may also present your Voter ID, or a Certification from the EO of his/her former place of registration, or a Certification from the National Central File.
  3. Fill out the CEF-1B- Application for Transfer/Application for Transfer with Reactivation form (in 3 copies).
  4. Attach a photocopy of the proof/document you have presented.
  5. Submit the application.

Application for Transfer of Registration Records Within the Same City/District/Municipality Due to Change of Address[edit]

  1. Go to an Electoral Registration Office (satellite registration office).
  2. Fill out the CEF-1B- Application for Transfer/Application for Transfer with Reactivation form (in 3 copies).
  3. The Election Officer will then verify your record from the database, using the VRS program. If your name is included in the database, you shall be directed to proceed to the VRM Operator.
  4. The VRM operator will do the next step of saving your record which includes completing your biometrics data, if necessary.
  5. Once the process is completed, the VRM Operator shall affix his/her initial below the space provided for the EOs name and direct the applicant to submit his/her application to the EO.
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Required Documents[edit]

Any of the following:

  • proof of registration
  • Voter's ID
  • Certification from the EO of former place of registration
  • Certification from the National Central File

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Commission on Elections
Palacio del Gobernador Bldg.,
Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila

Main Office Directory

Comelec – Office for Overseas Voting (OFOV)
Address: 7th Floor, Palacio del Gobernador Bldg.,
General Luna St.,
Intramuros, Manila
Other Field Registration Centers can be referred to the link: Filed Registration Centers

Consulate General of the Philippines
Foreign Consulate
Address: 999 Canada Pl #660, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1, Canada
Plus code: 7VQP+4P Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Phone: +1 604-685-1619
Other Consulates can be referred to the links: Other Consulates and Consulates

Office of the Regional Election Director
Address: 2/F Femii Annex BLDG., Don Andres Soriano Avenue, Intramuros, Manila
Tel: (02) 527-0846 | (02) 527-9624
Email address:
Other Filed Offices can be refered to the link: NCR Office Locations

Note: NTC issued Memorandum Order No. 10-10-2017 last October 27, 2017, directing all telecommunications providers in the country to migrate all its customers to eight-digit telephone numbers.

3000-YYYY to 3499-YYYY – Bayan Telecommunications, Inc.
6000-YYYY to 6699-YYYY – ABS-CBN Converge, Inc.
6700-YYYY to 6999-YYYY – Eastern Telecommunication Philippines/ Telecommunications Technologies Philippines Inc.
7XXX-YYYY – Globe Telecom, Inc./ Innove Communications, Inc.
8XXX-YYYY – PLDT, Inc./ Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc.

A customer who still incorrectly dials the old seven-digit number will hear a special announcement saying the format has been changed to eight-digit, for a period of three months after the migration (March 18, 2019 to June 17, 2019).

To know more: Migration to 8-Digit Landline Number

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  • Any registered voter who has transferred residence either from another or within the same district, from another city or from another municipality at least six (6) months before the May 9, 2016 Synchronized National, Local and ARMM Regional Elections.
  • For those who transferred from another city/district/municipality, it is to be filed with the EO of the residence.


There is no fee in transferring of registration record.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Application for Transfer/Application for Transfer with Reactivation (CEF-1B):

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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  • The applicant may also apply for the reactivation of his record with the application for transfer using the same Application Form if the registration record being applied for transfer has been deactivated for any of the grounds enumerated in Section 27 of Republic Act No. 8189,.
  • When the application is approved by the ERB, the old VRR is transferred from the BOV of the old precinct to the BOV of the new precinct with the approved Application Form for transfer.
  • You can download the Application Form for Transfer, also known as CEF-1B, may also be obtained free-of-charge from the EOs office. Or you can also click on this link to download.
  • It is to be printed on a long bond paper (preferably substance 20/70 gsm), after which the applicant shall manually fill-up the same in three (3) copies. There is an online version of CEF-1B which is currently available for online accomplishment. Follow this link for Online Form.
  • In the absence of proof that the applicant is a registered voter, the EO shall advise the applicant to file an application for registration.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Precinct Number/Barangay/Municipality/Province
  • Civil Status
  • Name of Husband/Wife
  • Residence Address
  • Period of Residence

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Need for the Document[edit]

The physical registration record of any voter is located in the BOV for the corresponding precinct where the voter has been assigned based on his residence at the time of application. This BOV is at the local COMELEC office where the voter resides. The physical voter registration record (VRR) is simply the approved application form of the concerned voter.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Commission on Elections Website

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