Report of Birth

The birth of a Filipino (per Article IV, Section 1 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution) should be reported to and registered with the Philippine Statistics Authority through the Embassy/Consulate General having jurisdiction over the locality where the event took place. The Report should be registered within 30 days from the date of birth of the child.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Four (4) original duly-accomplished Report of Birth forms. The forms may be downloaded or may be accomplished and printed from the Philippine Embassy in Oslo webpage.  When applying by mail, the portion for witnesses must be accomplished. The forms must be notarized.
  2. Original and three (3) photocopies of the Birth certificate of the child (Extract from Birth Registration – English version) from the civil authorities of Sweden, duly notarized and legalized by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs´ Legalization Section.
  3. Original and four (4) photocopies of DFA-authenticated Marriage Certificate of parents, if married in the Philippines, or Foreign Marriage Contract (Extract of Marriage Registration – with English version), notarized and legalized by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs´ Legalization Section, if married in Sweden (original copy of documents submitted will be returned after processing).
  4. For parent/s who is/are dual citizens, four (4) photocopies of Order of Approval or Petition for Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship, indicating the name of the child as a minor-beneficiary of the parent’s re-acquisition of Philippine citizenship.
  5. Four (4) photocopies of parents' valid passports and identity cards
  6. Four (4) pieces of passport size photos of the child
  7. Report of Birth fee (SEK300) 
  8. Self-addressed return envelope, with appropriate postage stamps for registered mailing.

Additional requirements for delayed registration of Report of Birth
(For registration after 30 days from the date of birth of the child)

  • Duly executed and signed “Affidavit for Delayed Registration” signed by Filipino parent/s.
  • For cases of delayed registration of report of birth – if both parents are already foreign nationals, the former Filipino parent/s must present the original copy of the Certificate of his/her Naturalization.
  • The Consular Officer may require additional proof or documents from applicant to determine the child’s citizenship, identity, or eligibility for registration of birth under Philippine laws.

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