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How to Register Birth or Securing a Birth Certificate?        


WHEN THE BIRTH DID NOT OCCUR IN A HOSPITAL OR CLINIC OR IN A SIMILAR INSTITUTION:

PROCEDURES:

1. When the birth did not occur in a hospital or clinic or in a similar institution, the physician, nurse, midwife, traditional midwife or what we called “hilot”, the parents of the child or anybody who attended to the delivery of the child shall be responsible both in certifying the facts of birth and causing the registration of such birth.

2. The birth of a child shall be registered within thirty days (30) days from the time of birth in the Office of the Civil Registrar of the municipality where the birth occurred.

3. The applicant of the registration of birth must provide the following information:
                                                                  

4. When all the needed information has been provided, the applicant of the said registration should sign the Certificate of Live Birth.

5. When the document is accepted for registration, the date of receipt,  the LCR Registry Number  shall be recorded in the space provided in the document and properly signed by the person who prepared the registration and the person receiving the registration of birth which is the Municipal Civil Registrar.

6. After the registration, the Civil Registrar shall distribute copies of the document bearing the civil registry number to the following: the first copy to the registrant; second copy to the Office of the Civil Registrar General (NSO); third copy shall be retained in the Office of the Municipal Registrar; the fourth copy to the attendant at birth.   
 
 
WHEN THE BIRTH OCCURRED IN A HOSPITAL OR CLINIC OR IN A SIMILAR INSTITUTION.

PROCEDURES:

1. When the birth occurred in a hospital or clinic or in a similar institution, the administrator thereof shall be responsible in causing the registration of such birth. However, it shall be the physician or attendant at birth who shall certify the facts of birth.

2. The applicant or any person or nearest relative who has the knowledge of birth shall provide the following information:


3. When all the needed information has been provided, the applicant 0f the said registration should sign the Certificate of Live Birth.

4. The Birth Certificate shall then be forwarded to the Office of the Civil Registrar of the Municipality where the birth occurred.

    Upon the receipt of the Certificate of Birth, the Municipal Civil Registrar shall indicate the date when he received the document and assigned a registry number and shall sign over his printed name in the appropriate space in the Certificate of Birth.

    After registration, the Civil Registrar shall distribute copies of the documents to the following: first copy to the registrant; second copy to the Office of the Civil Registrar General (NSO); the third copy shall be retained for filling; and fourth copy to the attendant at death.


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