Okay so I know now my post on How to Get a Birth Certificate poses more questions (LOL). So, how to get a Certification for your Child’s Nationality?
The requirements are below to be submitted to your own embassy — at least these were what was asked of me from the Philippine Embassy. It is still best to check with your own embassy.
- Birth certificate from the hospital
- Marriage certificate
- Your letter confirming the nationality of your child
The draft of the letter can be:
Nationality of Child Confirmation
My name is [insert your full name] with [insert country] Passport Number [insert passport number]. My husband/wife’s name is [insert full name] with [insert country] Passport Number [insert passport number]. Our child, [insert full name] was born on [insert birth date] at the [hospital name] Hospital at [insert hospital address].
We wish that our child will be a [insert citizenship] citizen and have the surname of his father, [insert full name of child again].
[Signature above name]
Once you get the certification, you have to have this translated and notarized at the People’s Committee and authenticated at the Department of Foreign Affairs. Now, how does an authentication looks like? It’s basically a sticker with red seal behind the legal document:
So there. Hope this helps!