The birth of a child abroad to a Filipino citizen should be reported to the nearest Philippine Embassy/Consulate.
Guide on Filing Report of Birth
- Four (4) original duly-accomplished Report of Birth Application Form
- Cover letter, addressed to the Consular Section, indicating service/transaction requested and telephone number or email address for contact details
- One (1) original or certified true copy and four (4) photocopies of Birth Certificate (original will be returned)
- One (1) original or certified true copy and four (4) photocopies of Marriage Certificate of the parents (original will be returned)
- Notarized Affidavit of Acknowledgment of the Paternity and Permission to Use Father’s Surname, executed by the father, if parents are not married and the father’s surname is being used by the child
- One (1) original or certified true copy and four (4) photocopies of proof of Philippine citizenship of either parent at time of birth of the child, such as Philippine passport (original will be returned), and photocopies of alien registration card, for green card holders.
If only one parent is a Filipino at the time of child’s birth, the non-Filipino parent must submit four (4) photocopies of a government-issued identification card or passport.
- For parents who are dual citizens, four (4) photocopies of Order of Approval or Petition for Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship, indicating the name of the child as a minor-beneficiary of the parent’s re-acquisition of Philippine citizenship.
- If applicable, four (4) photocopies of U.S. Naturalization Certificate of parent(s).
- Notarized affidavit explaining the reasons for delayed registration, if Report of Birth is filed more than a year after the child is born.
- Self-addressed return envelope, with appropriate stamps for express or priority mail with tracking numbers via US Postal Service, or with pre-paid mailing envelope from private courier of choice, if Report of Birth is to be mailed back.
- Processing fee of $25.00 (non-refundable), payable in cash or money order. Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.