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Court Approval No Longer Needed in Correcting Birth Certificate Errors

Written By Jane Miranda on Thursday, September 6, 2012 | Thursday, September 06, 2012

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President Aquino signed the new law extending the power of local civil registrars to correct errors in birth certificates without any court order.
Correcting errors in date of birth and gender in birth certificates no longer needs court approval.

Republic Act 10172, which was signed by the President last Aug. 19, amended several provisions of Republic Act 9048.

It extended the coverage of exemptions to requirement of judicial approval for correction on entries in the birth certificate.

Under the new law, the city or municipal registrar may correct clerical or typographical errors in the day and month of date of birth or gender without a court order.
It also authorizes the offices of civil registrar and consul general to “collect reasonable fees” for the filing of petitions. However, an “indigent” petitioner is “exempted” from paying fees. Meaning, anyone who is poor and underprivileged can file a petition free of charge.
 
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