How to Update Your Civil Status in the Philippines (Infographic and Tips)

by - September 18, 2017


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Congratulations on getting married! After all the wedding planning and the (on-going) honeymoon, it's time to get back to reality and face one of the "newly married life" hurdle: updating your civil status.

Here's a simple guide on how to update your civil status in the Philippines, and if you're a woman, how to change your last name.

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General Tips on How to Update Your Civil Status

Instructions on How to File

  1. Go to your nearest government office, or you can go to the nearest Government Satellite Office in SM or Robinsons.

    • Government Satellite Offices are open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (cut off time), Monday to Saturday

  2. Ask for the corresponding form for information update.

    • While you can download the forms online, you will still need to fill up a new one in the actual office. (Reason: I honestly don't know. Government red tape?)

  3. Submit requirements.

Effectivity

  • For SSS and PhilHealth, information update is effective immediately.
  • For PAG-IBIG, information update is effective after 20 working days.

Other Tips

  • Local Civil Registrar (LCR) Marriage Certificate is available after 15 working days from date of marriage.

  • National Statistics Office (NSO) Marriage Certificate is available 6 to 12 months from date of marriage.
    • Since BIR requires an NSO copy of your certificate, your tax exemption update will take some time to file.
    • You may opt to have your NSO Marriage Certificate electronically endorsed to expedite the process. You can get your certificate within 3 to 4 weeks. For more information, go to your nearest Philippine Statistics Office and bring a copy of your LCR Marriage Certificate.

  • Tax Update is facilitated by your employer if you're employed.

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