Registration of Legal Instrument – (Affidavit to Use the Surname of the Father)

It is an affidavit in order to use the surname of the father. RA 9255 is the law which allows illegitimate children to use the surname of their father. It amended Article 176 of the Family Code of the Philippines. In this law, the illegitimate children may use the surname of the father if acknowledged at the back of the certificate of live birth or acknowledged in a separate pubic document or in a private handwritten instrument. This law merely allows the child to use the father’s surname. it does not change the status of the child from illegitimate to legitimate.

Office or Division:City Civil Registry Office
Type of Transaction:G2C – Government to Citizen
Who may avail:– Mother if the child is 6 years old and below
– For a child aged 7-17 years old, the child itself
– For a child who is of age – himself/herself

See attached document for more details.