Registration Services

Report of Birth of a child whose parent is a Filipino citizen

The report of birth is a declaration of the person furnishing information on the birth abroad of a Filipino child. It is important for Filipinos permanently residing abroad to promptly register with the Philippine Embassy or the Philippine Consulate General the birth of a child in order for such a birth to be registered with the Office of the Civil Registrar General in Manila.
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 Embassy or Consulate that exercises jurisdiction over the place of birth.
A report of birth after twelve (12) months from the date of birth may be recorded upon the determination of the consular officer of satisfactory evidence on the authenticity of the report. In this case, the person who executed the report shall furnish the Embassy or Consulate with an explanation surrounding the delay in reporting the birth.
Procedures and Requirements

  1. The report of Birth Form (Form No. 40) should be executed by one of the parents or the attending physician or nurse. The Form must be executed in four copies.

When the birth is reported in person, the Report of Birth will be sworn to before a consular officer. If the Report is sent through mail/the post, the Form shall be signed in the Presence of two (2) witnesses.

  1. The certificate/Declaration of Birth should be executed by the competent local authority in areas under the jurisdiction of the Philippine Consulate General (Nepal).

The Certificate/Declaration of birth shall provide the following information:

    1. Name of child
    2. Date and hour of birth;
    3. Place of birth;
    4. Sex and nationality of infant;
    5. Names, citizenship and religion of parents or in case of unknown father, the mother; and
    6. Civil status of parents.

The original of the child's Certificate/Declaration of Birth issued by the competent local authority must be presented together with four copies. The original and four copies of the child's Certificate/Declaration of Birth must first be attested by the Nepalese Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and then attested by the Philippine Consulate General (Nepal).

  1. A copy of the passport(s) of the child's parent(s) must be submitted, together with four copies, in order to determine Filipino citizenship.
  2. If parents are married, the marriage license or marriage certificate of parents properly attested, together with four copies, must also provided.

The Embassy or Consulate assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage through the mail.


Note: please note to report of birth form