Who needs to file a Report of Marriage/Birth?
If you were married or had a child abroad and would like to have a record of your marriage or birth of your child with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), then you may file a Report of Marriage/Birth. For Filipina women who got married abroad, a Report of Marriage is required to use the surname of your husband on your Philippine passport.
Kindly note that foreign authorities do not automatically forward marriage and birth records to our Embassy or to the PSA.
Where can I file a Report of Marriage/Birth?
A Report of Marriage/Birth must be filed at a Philippine Embassy or Consulate covering the country where you got married/had your child. Our Embassy processes Reports of Marriage of those married/born in Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
What are the requirements for a Report of Marriage/Birth?
Please click on the following links to view the requirements for a Report of Marriage/Birth:
My foreign marriage/birth certificate is not in English. Do I need to have it translated?
Yes. Kindly have the document translated into English and have the translation notarized, before having Apostillized by the appropriate authority of the country where you got married.
I am annulled/divorced from a previous spouse. May I file a Report of Marriage for my marriage to my present spouse?
If annulled, your annulment must first be annotated onto your previous PSA Marriage Certificate. If divorced in a foreign country, you must first file for judicial recognition of your foreign divorce in a Philippine court, then have the divorce annotated onto your previous PSA Marriage Certificate. You may then file a Report of Marriage for your present marriage after annotation of your annulment/divorce from your previous marriage.
Will you return my original foreign marriage/birth certificate that I submit?
Yes. You will receive it together with a copy of your Report of Marriage/Birth.
Can I still file my Report of Marriage/Birth even if I got married more than a year ago?
Yes. You will need to execute an Affidavit of Delayed Registration of Marriage/Birth along with the other requirements for Report of Marriage/Birth.
Can I send my Report of Marriage/Birth application to the Embassy by post?
Yes. In addition to sending your documents, please include a self-addressed, self-stamped envelope that we will use to send you back your personal copy of the Report of Marriage/Birth. Please pay the appropriate fees via bank transfer to our account.
How do I get a PSA-certified copy of my Report of Marriage/Birth?
You may request a copy directly from the PSA in the Philippines 3 to 6 months after filing the Report of Marriage/Birth. Please visit the website of the PSA for more information: https://psa.gov.ph/
Can I use the copy of my Report of Marriage/Birth from the Embassy to apply for a Philippine passport, or do I need my Marriage/Birth Certificate from the PSA?
Yes, you may use the personal copy of your Report of Marriage/Birth for your passport application (for changing surname to husband's surname or for new passports) at our Embassy if the Report of Marriage/Birth was also filed at our Embassy and it was filed within one year before the passport application.