How to Apply Correction or Change of Name/Entry in Birth Certificate
If you want to apply for a change of name or correct a clerical or typographical errors in an entry in your birth certificate, just follow the procedures below.
Let's make it clear, what are allowed here are only minor changes in entries (such as correction or change of first name/nickname). If you want to change the sex, age, nationality or civil status in your birth certificate, a separate article will discuss regarding that.
Procedures in Correction/Change of the First Name or Nickname in your Birth Certificate?
Remember, correction and change of first name are different. If your first name or nickname is misspelled (had a wrong spelling), then you have to request for Correction of Civil Entry (CCE). For example, correcting the first name "Jeson" into "Jason". On the other hand, if you have a completely different first name in your birth certificate (example: you often used Lily but what is registered in your birth certificate is "Lailah"), then you have to request for Change of First Name (CFN).
1. Secure and bring the the needed requirements.
For those who want for Correction of Clerical Error (CCE), below are the needed requirements.
Certificate of Employment with no pending administrative case (for employed) or Affidavit of Unemployment (for unemployed applicants); Business permit (for self-employed)
For those who want for Change of First Name (CFN), the needed requirements are:
2 valid id's or any of the following:
COMELEC Voter’s Affidavit/record
GSIS or SSS record
Land Title/Certificate of Land Transfer
Others (as required by the Civil Registrar)
Birth certificate (NSO copy)
Birth certificate (Local Civil Registrar copy)
If petitioner is not the document owner, attach a Power-of-Attorney
2. Go to the Civil Registrar's Office. Get and fill-out the forms:
Petition Form RA9048 1.1 - for Correction of Clerical Error (CCE)
Petition form RA9048 4.1 - for Change of First Name (CFN)
You can get these forms in the Civil Registrar's Office.
Who are elegible to apply for a petition?
a person must be of legal age (18 years old and above). Thus, a minor (less than 18 year old) cannot file a petition.
a person must be the owner of the record (or birth certificate) that contains error in first name
if you are not the owner of the record (or birth certificate), you can still file a petition if you are the spouse, son/daughter/, parent(s), brother, sister, grandparent, guardian, or any other person duly authorized by law or owner of the record.
How much are the fees?
Filing Fee for CCE ...................... PhP 1,000.00
Filing Fee for CFN ....................... PhP 3,000.00
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They said you need a PROOF OF PUBLICATION when filling change of first name. How long does the name needs to be in the newspaper? It is really for 2weeks? Isnt that tooooo long? The Municipal personnel told us to pay for the publication...and it is not stated in the RA how long it needs to be on newspaper.
Hi po .. ano po requirements para po ma icorrect yong wrong spelling ng name ruel po dapat yong husband ko pro nakalagay sa birthcertificate nya is roel... anu ano po ba requirements para dun.. please reply po...
Goodmorning po..ano po kaya maganda gawin my mother will processing passport ang problem po yong name niya sa marriage cert kulang na Ma. yong name niya sa birth certificate my Ma...hope you will respond to my querries..thanks
Hi po, tanong ko po kung magkano talaga ang paayos ng change of name, kasi nag file kami sa Pangasinan, sinisingil po kami ng 8,700. bakit po ganun e, ang nakalagay dito 3,000 plus other expenses na hindi naman umaabot ng ganun kamahal. please help us. Thank you so much po in advance.
hi! good day! i just had my NSO Birth certificate from NSO, i found out that my middle name spelled BRIDO. but since i study i used BREDO... so all my id's was BREDO. now im going to apply for passport, how can i change my id's to BRIDO from BREDO? what are the necessary documents needed and procedures? please let me know. i need help! thanks
I would like to change my family name from Delleva (as registered on my NSO) to Delliva (the name I used with all my other documents). The rest of my family is using Delliva. May I ask what would be the correct procedure for this change? thank you.
I want to correct the spelling of my family name or surname which is Magtajas(based on the Civil Registrar) to Magtahas which is my real surname.how much is the cost for that?And how long is the processing?Please help and guide me.god bless.Im Benson Magtahas
My concern is I want to change my middle name,last name and year of my birth since birth I've never my lastname put in my cerficate.how much is coz and how many years to process.thanks I'm waiting your response
I would like to file the correction of my name I using since I was elementary im Jennifer Consignado Lopez but when i noticed in my nso was Jennifer Guantia Consignado please help me for this problem nd how long I wait for the correction of my name
an entry in our land title was made, the Maiden name of my spouse is TERESITA TABANGAY TABAMO, in the title it is stated married to TERESITA TABANGAY insteed married to TERESITA TABAMO. How can I correct this error?
I am female and i was born in the year of 1979 in my local civil registrar my year of date of birth is 1979.but when i get my NSO my year of date of 1976.because it is handwritten pls help me.i apply passport and i found out that my nso record in year date of birth is 1976.so until now my passport is pending...pls help me what to do...
Need help! All my identifications including school docs, tin I'd, SSS, drivers license, and etc have jR on my name, but found out that my birth certificate has Ni JR on it. Please tell me step by step want should I do to. Change my birth certificate to have JR on it?