As Philippine Government authorities may not be aware of the birth of Filipinos abroad, it is the duty of every Filipino parent to file the registration of birth of their children born abroad at the nearest Philippine Embassy or Consulate General with jurisdiction over the child’s place of birth.
Pursuant to Article III, Sec.1(2) of the 1973 Constitution, and Article IV, Sec.1(2) of the 1987 Constitution, those whose fathers or mothers are citizens of the Philippines are considered to be citizens of the Philippines.
The act of registration of the birth of a child where at least one of the parents is a citizen of the Philippines at the time of the child’s birth should ideally be reported within thirty (30) days of its occurrence. For Filipino children born abroad, applications for registration beyond twelve (12) months from the date of birth shall be deemed delayed pursuant to Sec.657 of Department Order No.19A-95.
Who May File
The person or party seeking to report this vital event acts as the informant for the purpose of registering the facts of birth in the civil registry records of the Philippine Embassy or Consulate
Normally, either or both parents (ascendants) of the child file for the registration of birth, as informants. In cases of delayed registration, the informant can be the child himself/herself if he/she is above eighteen years of age at the time of filing, provided all the requisite documents are submitted (Rule 25.1b, NSO Administrative Order No.1,s.1993).
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REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMISSION
Informants should prepare the following documents in four (4) sets by bringing the original documents and three (3) photocopies. In all cases, the consular officer reserves the right to require additional documents to confirm the details and facts of birth, as well as the relationship of the informant to the principal / child.
The Embassy can only register the birth of a Philippine citizen. Therefore, the onus is on the party seeking to register the vital event to demonstrate and present documentary proof that at least one of the parents of the child is a citizen of the Philippines at the time of birth, in order for registration to be permitted.
- Official record of birth of the child as issued by the corresponding civil authorities of the host country (with an English translation if written in another foreign language) providing the facts of birth.
If the child was born in Turkey, (Doĝum Kayıt Örneĝi FORM A) from City/Municipality Civil Registrar (Nűfűs Műdűrlűĝű) with English translation.
If the parents are married, proof of marriage as registered with Philippine Civil Registry records. (i.e PSA Marriage Contract if married in the Philippines / Report of Marriage if marriage was solemnized abroad and reported to PHL Embassy or Consulate)
- Valid identification document of the informant seeking to register the vital event and proof of legal authority to transact and file the registration on behalf of the principal(s) as applicable.
- Valid identification documents of the biological parents showing their nationality / citizenship (i.e valid Turkish/foreign passport or citizenship l.D. (Kimlik) of Turkish/foreign biological father and birth mother showing one of them is a Filipino at the time of birth of the child)
- Duly filled-out Report of Birth form in English, which shall be subscribed and sworn to by the informant. This document is available at the Downloads section of this website.
- Valid identification document of the informant causing the registration of birth to be recorded.
- Affidavit of Admission of Paternity(AAP), if applicable.
- Affidavit to use Surname of Father (AUSF), if applicable.
- Consular processing fee for registration of birth. (Please refer to the schedule of fees for the correct amount.)
Distribution of Copies
The four sets of the report shall be distributed as follows:
One (1) copy of the report will be given to the informant/registrant.
One (1) copy of the report will be submitted by the Philippine Embassy to the Office of the Civil Registrar General (NSO/PSA) in the Philippines.
One (1) copy of the report will be submitted by the Philippine Embassy to the Civil Registration Division of the DFA Office of Consular Affairs.
One (1) copy of the report will be retained by the Philippine Embassy in Istanbul.
If the vital event (reporting of birth) being sought for registration is considered delayed, the informant is required to submit an affidavit executed by the father, mother, or guardian, declaring the facts of birth and explaining the delay in filing for registration. A template for this affidavit of delayed registration is available at the Downloads section of this website.
A separate fee will be collected for the notarization of this affidavit.
Furthermore, a posting period of ten days is required for delayed applications for registration of vital events pursuant to Rule 13 of Administrative Order No.1 s.1993 (Implementing Rules and Regulations of Act No.3753 and Other Laws on Civil Registration), after which, the registration may be approved if no opposition is received from concerned parties.