Registration of Legal Instruments / Legitimation of Natural Child

ABOUT THE SERVICES

AS A GENERAL rule, all legal instruments concerning civil registry documents must be registered in the civil registry of the place where they were executed. The following, however, may be registered in the following places:

  • Affidavit of Reappearance – where the parties to the subsequent marriage are residing;
  • Marriage Settlement – where the marriage was recorded
  • Admission of Paternity; and
  • Acknowledgement; Legitimation; Voluntary Emancipation of Minor; Parental Authorization or Ratification of Artificial Insemination – where the birth of the child was recorded

Not falling under the aforementioned exceptions are the following registrable instruments:

  • Acknowledgement
  • Acquisition of citizenship
  • Certificate of legal capacity of contract marriage
  • Option to elect Philippine citizenship
  • Partition and distribution of properties of spouses and delivery of the children’s legitime; and
  • Waiver of rights interests of absolute community.
  • Pre-Nuptial Agreement

All legal instruments executed abroad shall be registered in the civil registry office of Manila.

FEES

Legal Instrument for record purposes P400.00
Repatriation or voluntary renunciation of citizenship P500.00
Registration of affidavit and/or Oath of Allegiance and children of naturalized Filipino citizens or Election of Citizenship P500.00
Certification Fee P100.00

HOW TO AVAIL THIS SERVICE

FOLLOW THESE STEPS IT WILL TAKE YOU

PLEASE APPROACH

1. Presentation of Document

Present the required documents to the employee-in-charge (EIC).

3 – 5 minutes

ERLINDA M. BICALDO

Administrative Aide II

2. Examination of Documents

EIC examines the presented documents as to authenticity.

5 minutes

ERLINDA M. BICALDO

Administrative Aide II

3. Payment of fees

Pay the required fees

5 – 10 minutes

CITY TREASURER’S OFFICE

4. Records the Request

Show your Official Receipt to the EIC who records the request on a logbook.

1 minute

ERLINDA M. BICALDO

Administrative Aide II

5. Registration of the Legal Instruments, processing of documents and Annotation to the affected Civil Registry Record

EIC records the legal instrument in the Registry Book, and annotates the same to the affected record.

1 – 2 hours

ERLINDA M. BICALDO

Administrative Aide II

6. Release of Documents

EIC releases the documents to the client.

3  days

ERLINDA M. BICALDO

Administrative Aide II

CITY CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE

G/F Main Bldg., City Hall Complex, J. Miranda Ave., Concepcion Pequeña, Naga City
For more information, please contact:
Alexander M. Cayetano, City Civil Registrar
E-mail: lcr@naga.gov.ph