report of birth of a filipino abroad
When a child is born abroad to parents who are both Filipino citizens or to one (1) parent who is a Filipino citizen, i.e. one who has not been naturalized as a citizen of a foreign country, the child’s birth must be immediately reported to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) through the Philippine Embassy or Consulate, which exercises jurisdiction over the place of birth.
ONLY births that took place in the following states can be registered or reported at the Philippine Consulate General in New York: (1) Connecticut, (2) Delaware, (3) Maine, (4) Massachusetts, (5) New Hampshire, (6) New Jersey, (7) New York, (8) Pennsylvania, (9) Rhode Island, and (10) Vermont.
For births that happened in other U.S. states, please click the Consulate Finder to find out which Philippine Embassy or Consulate can assist you, what the hours of operation are, and how to reach it.
Mail the Civil Registry Application packet
Once documents have been determined to be complete and in order, the informant mails to the Consulate the ROB Application packet (please see below the contents of the packet), taking note of the envelope’s tracking number. Address the mail to:
Civil Registry Unit (Report of Birth)
Philippine Consulate General
556 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10036
Consulate Processes the Application
Processing normally takes a maximum of three (3) working weeks from the date the complete accomplished packet is received by the Consulate.
Consulate mails the processed Report of Birth
Using the return envelope provided by the applicant, the Consulate mails back the applicant's processed document and receipt.
If the informant has not received the processed document a month from mailing the application, please contact the Civil Registry Unit at telephone number (212) 764-1330 ext. 3825 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with SUBJECT: ROB (Insert Name of Applicant), Sent on (Insert Date of Mailing of Application):
You may request PSA-authenticated copy of the ROB after 3 to 6 months from the date of reporting at www.psaserbilis.com.ph. To complete the online transaction, you will need the transmittal details (Reference Number, Despatch Number, Despatch Date and Transmittal Date) which can be obtained from the DFA Manila's Consular Records Division with email email@example.com.