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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.
2. Go to the Civil Registrar's Office. Get and fill-out the forms:
You can get these forms in the Civil Registrar's Office.
How much are the fees?
Migrant petitioners (or out-of-town applicationts) shall pay an additional service fee to the Petition Receiving Civil Registrar (PRCR). This service fee will accrue to the local treasury of the PRCR:
In case of a petition filed with the Consul General (CG), the fees are the same for all Philippine Consulates. The fees are the following:
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