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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Blank or Missing Middle Name In Your Birth Certificate? Here's How To Process

Our middle name is equally important as with our given name and surname. It is a part of our identity and so much needed when filling-up legal or official documents.   Government and private transactions like banking transactions or applying for an identification card (ID) require us to provide our complete names. But there are times that we are shocked to find out that our middle name is blank or missing on our birth certificate.  So, here's what to do to have a middle name on your birth certificate, thanks to Philippine Statistics Office (PSA).

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Our middle name is equally important as with our given name and surname. It is a part of our identity and so much needed when filling-up legal or official documents. 

Government and private transactions like banking transactions or applying for an identification card (ID) require us to provide our complete names. But there are times that we are shocked to find out that our middle name is blank or missing on our birth certificate.

So, here's what to do to have a middle name on your birth certificate, thanks to Philippine Statistics Office (PSA).

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1. IF LEGITIMATE

If you are a legitimate child, and middle name in your birth certificate is left blank or missing, you need to file a supplementary report to supply the missing entry.

What do you need?

  • An Affidavit indicating the entry missed in the registration
  • The reason why there was a failure in supplying the required entry. 
  • Supporting documents should be provided to show the name of the child (ex: school records, government IDs, etc)
2. IF ILLEGITIMATE AND ACKNOWLEDGE BY THE FATHER

If the child is acknowledged by the father and middle name is blank, a supplemental report should be filed to enter the omitted middle name. The last name of the mother shall be the middle of the child.

3. IF ILLEGITIMATE AND NOT ACKNOWLEDGE BY THE FATHER

The omitted middle name shall not be supplied anymore. An illegitimate child whose affiliation is not recognized by the father bears only a given name and his/her mothers surname and does not have a middle name. (Memorandum dated June 30, 2009)


WHO IS ALLOWED TO FILE?

  • owner of the record
  • owners spouse
  • children
  • parents
  • brothers
  • sisters
  • grandparents
  • guardian
  • other person duly authorized by law or by the owner of the document sought to be corrected;
if owner of the record is a minor or physically or mentally incapacitated, petition may be filed by his spouse, or any of his children, parents, brothers; sisters; grandparents, guardians, or persons duly authorized by law.
WHERE TO FILE?
  • If born in the Philippines
Supplemental report shall be filed with the local civil registry office of the city or municipality where the birth is registered.
  • If born abroad
Supplemental report shall be filed with the Philippine Consulate where the birth was reported.
  • If the person born abroad is already in the Philippines
supporting documents for supplemental report shall be coursed through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Office of Consular Affairs.
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

To supply the missing entry an affidavit indicating the entry missed in the registration and the reasons why there was a failure in supplying the required entry. Other Supporting documents should be provided to show the first name of the child.





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