Report of Birth of a Filipino Citizen

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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, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

 

For births that happened in other U.S. states, please check the Consulate Finder at http://philippineembassy-usa.org/philippines-dc/consulate-finder-dc/ to find out which Philippine Embassy or Consulate can assist you, what the hours of operation are and how to reach it.


What Are The Requirements?

 Please scroll down below for matrix of requirements.

 The Consular Officer may require additional proof or documents from applicant to determine the child’s citizenship, identity, or eligibility for registration of birth under Philippine laws.

What Are The Methods of Filing?

By personal appearance

 Application for Report of Birth may be filed in person at the Consulate by one of the parents or by the child himself if he/she is already 18 years old.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT IT IS NOT MANDATORY TO PRESENT THE MINOR CHILD WHO IS THE SUBJECT OF THE REPORT OF BIRTH, UNLESS THE CHILD WILL APPLY FOR A PHILIPPINE PASSPORT ON THE SAME DAY.

 A duly authorized representative of the parents or the child of age may also file the application at the Consulate. However, the application form must still be signed by one of the parents or by the child of age, and must be duly notarized.

 By mail or courier service

1. The application forms must still be signed by the parents or by the child of age. Moreover, the portion for witnesses must be duly-filled out, and the forms must be notarized.

2.Payment of fees should be in the form of money order or cashier’s check made payable to the "Philippine Consulate General”.  Personal checks are not accepted.

3.A self-addressed pre-paid stamped envelope, preferably Priority Mail, with tracking number, must be included when sending the application by mail. The Philippine Consulate General assumes no responsibility for any delay or loss in the mail, or while the documents are in the custody of the courier service. The applicant should note the tracking numbers of all envelopes used and submitted.

 4.Include a covering letter (handwritten or typed), addressed to the Civil Registry Unit, indicating service/transaction requested and contact details, such as telephone/mobile number and email address.

What Is The Processing Time?

 Monday to Friday (except Philippine and US holidays) from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.

 For walk-in applicants: Applications processed between 9:00 am to 12:00 noon may be released on the same day between 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Applications may be processed after 12noon, if the applicant falls under the following exceptions:

Senior Citizen;
PWD;
Pregnant;
With minor children;
Long journey taken; and
And other analogous cases

 For mailed applications: Processing normally takes three (3) working days from the date the complete accomplished packet is received by the Consulate. If you have not received your processed document/s two (2) weeks from mailing your application to the Consulate, please call the Civil Registry Section at (212) 764 1330 ext. 3825 or email us at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the following subject line:

 

Subject: (Insert Name of Applicant) - Report of Birth Sent on (Insert Date of Mailing of Application)

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