CITY CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE (CCRO)

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3753 mandates the establishment of a civil register in the Philippines were acts, legal instruments and court decrees concerning the civil status of person shall be recorded.

ISSUANCE OF CERTIFIED TRUE COPY OF BIRTH, MARRIAGE, DEATH CERTIFICATE FROM THE REGISTRY BOOK


ABOUT THE SERVICE: Civil Registry documents such as birth, marriage & death certificate may be availed of by securing a certified transcript or photocopy from the office.

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REGISTRATION OF MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES


ABOUT THE SERVICE: For ordinary marriage, the time for submission of the Certificate of Marriage is fifteen (15) days following the solemnization of marriage while for marriage exempt from license requirement; the prescribed period is thirty (30) days,at the place where the marriage was solemnized.

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REGISTRATION OF BIRTH CERTIFICATES


ABOUT THE SERVICE: The birth of a child, being a vital event of person, shall be registered within thirty (30) days from the time of birth in the Office of the Civil Registrar of the city/municipality where the birth occurred.

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REGISTRATION OF DEATH CERTIFICATES


ABOUT THE SERVICE: It shall be the responsibility of the nearest relative or spouse who has knowledge of the death to report the same within forty eight (48) hours if the deceased died without medical attendance. The health officer shall examine the deceased and shall certify as to the cause of death and direct the registration of the death certificate to the Office of the Civil Registrar within the reglamentary period of thirty (30) days.

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REGISTRATION OF COURT DECREES


ABOUT THE SERVICE: Like other civil registry documents, court decrees concerning the status of a person shall be registered in the civil registrar’s office where the court is functioning, within ten (10) days after the decree/order has become final.

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REGISTRATION OF LEGAL INSTRUMENTS


ABOUT THE SERVICE: As a general rule, all legal instruments shall be registered in the civil registry of the place where executed. All legal instruments executed abroad shall be registered in the Civil Registry Office of Manila.

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APPLYING FOR LEGITIMATION OF NATURAL CHILD


ABOUT THE SERVICE: Legitimation is a remedy by means of which, those who in fact were not born in wedlock and should, therefore, be considered illegitimate, are by fiction, considered legitimate, it being supposed that they were born when their parents were already validly married. (1 Manresa 550). Only children conceived and born outside of wedlock of parents, who, at the time of the conception of the former, were not disqualified by any legal impediment to marry each other, may be legitimated. (Art. 177, Family Code of the Philippines). Legitimation of children by subsequent marriage of parents shall be recorded in the civil registry of the place where the birth was registered.

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REQUESTING ENDORSEMENT OF REGISTRY RECORDS TO THE CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL


ABOUT THE SERVICE: As a rule, all civil registrars shall submit civil registry documents to the Office of the Civil Registrar General (OCRG) thru their respective NSO provincial offices. There are instances when the NSO cannot issue copy / copies to the interested party because their offices have no available record in its archive, or the current document is still with the NSO provincial office being processed. To facilitate the issuance of request documents, the concerned Provincial Statistics Officer (PSO) or Civil Registrar is required to submit or indorse the needed document on a piecemeal basis to the NSO.

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DELAYED REGISTRATION OF CIVIL REGISTRY RECORDS


ABOUT THE SERVICE: Delayed registration of birth, marriage, death and court decrees-like ordinary registration made at the time of the event-shall be filed at the office of the Civil Registrar General of the place where the event occurred, following the lapse of the reglamentary period to register.

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APPLYING FOR A MARRIAGE LICENSE


ABOUT THE SERVICE: Where a marriage license is required, each of the contracting parties shall file separate sworn application for such license with the proper local civil registrar of the place where either or both of the contracting parties reside. The local civil registrar concerned shall enter all applications for marriage license filed with him in a registry book strictly in the order which the same are received. When the license is issued, the same shall be valid in any part of the Philippines for a period of one hundred twenty days (120) days from date of issue, and shall be deemed automatically cancelled at the expiration of said period if the contracting parties have not made use of it.

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FILING PETITION FOR CHANGE OF FIRST NAME (CFN) OR CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERROR/S (CCE)


ABOUT THE SERVICE: REPUBLIC ACT No. 9048 authorizes the city or municipal civil registrar or the consul general to correct a clerical or typographical error in an entry and/or change of first name of nickname in the civil register without the need of a judicial order. An administrative remedy in nature, it is a departure from the usual judicial process in correcting clerical errors or changing an entry in civil registry documents. It is aimed at according petitioners an expeditious and cheaper way of correcting errors found in his record.

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