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Monsoon

So you are an American and you had a baby in the Philippines!

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Monsoon

If you had a baby here (ok smart asses, your wife/GF had a baby here)...

 

I would appreciate hearing just how long it took you to get a US passport in your hand after the baby was born.

 

I know the process. I know the procedure. 

 

So Day one - the baby is born...

 

Sometime thereafter you sign on some paperwork to get a Philippine birth certificate. 

 

How long did it take you to receive your NSO birth certificate? 

 

I guess that is the key question.

 

Since nothing can start until the  NSO birth certificate is in your hands, that is the key.

 

I know how long it took us to receive our NSO marriage certificate. It was MONTHS. What a piece of shit this governmental body is. They work like snails. 

 

So I can only assume it takes a while for such birth certificates to be produced. 

 

I would really appreciate some feedback from anyone who has experienced this situation. Please mention how long ago you experienced your 'experience.' 

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

 

 

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rainymike

If you do it online, it's only a few business days to get the NSO birth certificate delivered to your home in the Phils.

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mactanfamily

I seem to remember getting the US Passport after about 6 months.

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Brucewayne

I didn't file for a Philippine birth certificate.

I took the paperwork that was requested by Social Security on the live birth (one from the doctor and one from the hospital) down to the U.S. consulate's office and applied for a U.S. birth certificate and applied for a Social Security card at the same time.

I paid my fees, then had an in home interview by the Social Security investigator.

It took about two weeks after I filed before the man showed up and about four weeks for the birth certificate to arrive, then about another six weeks to receive the Social Security card.

Within three months, we received a lump payment from Social Security and regular payments started in another three months or maybe a little less.

Once I got the birth certificate and Social Security card in hand, I applied for a U.S. passport for her and in about a month had that too.

All in all, I would say it took about six months for all things to come to fruition.

If the child hadn't qualified for Sociial Security, I suppose the whole thing would have only taken about ten weeks.

 

I have a friend who applied at the hospital for a Philippine birth certificate and it took about a month before he could go to NSO to pick it up.

I'm glad I didn't go that route because of the changes they make to the child's name, causing the child to have conflicting IDs which would have to be corrected here if one decided to make their child a dual citizen.

This way, you can use the U.S. birth certificate and your wife's ID/birth records, etc. and have your child's IDs all match up and I hear it is less hassle the way I did it too.

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Monsoon

If you do it online, it's only a few business days to get the NSO birth certificate delivered to your home in the Phils.

 

Thanks, this is true, once the NSO has actually issued the birth certificate. I doubt it will be available within days of the child being born... I hope to be proven wrong here! 

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Kim_

Don't you need to do a DNA test as well? How much does it cost?

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rainymike

 

 

Thanks, this is true, once the NSO has actually issued the birth certificate. I doubt it will be available within days of the child being born... I hope to be proven wrong here! 

 

LOL ... ahh ... I didn't apply for one until the child was two years old. I was the weak link in the delivery chain. Not sure about the particular circumstance that you mention.

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enoonmai

The NSO birth cert took a couple of months and involved the most running around and confusion. I didn't use the e service, whatever it's called. After I had all the paperwork submitted to the US Consulate in Cebu it was about another 4 months because the Embassy in Manila (where it's processed) wanted additional proof of something and that delayed it a bit. That was all done by phone and email between the Embassy and me. After it was finally approved I picked up the CRBA and passport at the Consulate in Cebu. You didn't ask about SS, that's a separate process. I would say it was 5 or 6 months from birth to passport in hand and I didn't waste any time doing it. If they need a DNA test probably much longer. If you're getting a Philippine passport it's best to do it within the 1st year because they give priority to infants under 1 year at DFA and I understand it can be quite a wait there otherwise. 

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cebubird

For us the NSO was easiest-took hospital records to Health Center in Cebu city,paid the fee, and they had it delivered to us.

CRBA passport, simple also, went to consulate with baby, filled out paperwork, Domingo looked at baby. 2 months later CRBA passport back at the consulate.

SS-same as they came to RadisonBlu, we took baby for interview, they asked rude/insulting questions(for which I sent a scathing letter to them about)About a month later, SSN issued and benefits started.

Biggest hassle -longest wait for us-was getting a NSO marriage certificate since we were married in US. Think that took 6/7 months. Another insanity of this stupid/backward country that a US Marriage certificate isn't recognized.

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Brucewayne

Thanks, this is true, once the NSO has actually issued the birth certificate. I doubt it will be available within days of the child being born... I hope to be proven wrong here! 

 

It takes about 30 days for the Philippine birth certificate to be issued, then you can buy a copy.

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Brucewayne

Don't you need to do a DNA test as well? How much does it cost?

 

If your neighbors/character witnesses stand up for you and you were with your wife continously before the wife was pregnant up until the baby was born, no DNA is necessary.

At least I didn't have to do one.

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Kim_

If your neighbors/character witnesses stand up for you and you were with your wife continously before the wife was pregnant up until the baby was born, no DNA is necessary.

At least I didn't have to do one.

This is enough for the embassy?

Sorry, but I'm a bit skeptical....

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cheesemiz

what is the benefits from ss. do i need to be on ss to receive?

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rainymike

 

 

This is enough for the embassy? Sorry, but I'm a bit skeptical....

 

Here are the exact requirements for citizenship:

 

http://manila.usembassy.gov/service/citizenship/first-time-report-of-birth-abroad-application-process2.html

 

http://manila.usembassy.gov/service/citizenship/legitimation4.html

 

This is a useful checklist that outlines the mechanisms by which one can establish a blood relationship. DNA testing will be required if other means of establishing the blood relationship is not available. But a DNA test is not automatically required. But there is probably a lot of interpretation in determining what adequate non DNA evidence is.

 

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/manila/19452/pdfs/Citizenship%20-%20CRBA%20Checklist%20for%20MANILA%20applicants%20-%20Revised%20July%2012-2013.pdf

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Kim_

 

rainymike , thank you!

 

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Jawny

Don't you need to do a DNA test as well? How much does it cost?

I cut this from a us consulate website......similar verbiage is at many state department websites. The information applies to unmarried parents.

 

"If the child’s father is American, the mother is an alien and the parents are not married the child must be legitimized by the biological father before the child’s 18th birthday. Documentation of this official and legal recognition must be provided, as well as an affidavit of paternity and a written agreement to provide financial support until the child’s 18th birthday. DNA testing may also be required, and all costs incurred are borne by the applicant. In such cases, we need all documents available in order to assist you."

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Kim_

Thank you, so much to say... but thanks!

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ed villas

If you do it online, it's only a few business days to get the NSO birth certificate delivered to your home in the Phils.

 I respect your post but i must disagree on a small part of your post

 

.if the NSO is already there Then your post is 100% correct without any doubt

but that doesnt appear to be the issue/case at hand,,,,

 

After a child is born the COLB is not sent to the NSO

 

 

 the COLB  is sent from hospital to the LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY can take up to 30days,

then its filed at the city hall./civil registry

 

 THEN it can take MONTHS not few business days to get the NSO entered in the SYSTEM

only then can you obtain the REAL NSO .

 what i have read on the pinoy forums , is that one can have it expedited to the NSO

 

NOTE if your doing the Birth certificate or COLB check it and double check it for

SPEELING ERRORS and any others.

if  your child is a BOY make sure they do it . list it as male/boy.

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ed villas

So Day one - the baby is born...

Sometime thereafter you sign on some paperwork to get a Philippine birth certificate.

How long did it take you to receive your NSO birth certificate?

to get the NSO can take MONTHS, you can get a LRCO(thats the local certified copy) with in days(sometimes the same day)

after its submitted

You can have the NSO expedited from the city to NSO that can reduce the time by days or weeks

YET THE issue will be once it arrives at NSO when will it be ENTERED ON THE DATA BASE,

with all the good advice that appears on this site,

 

LOOK at the PINOY BASED sites that can give a different and perhaps more clearer info that you need.

I guess that is the key question. Since nothing can start until the NSO birth certificate is in your hands, that is the key. I know how long it took us to receive our NSO marriage certificate.

It was MONTHS. What a piece of shit this governmental body is.

 

They work like snails. So I can only assume it takes a while for such birth certificates to be produced.

 

if you have $$ extra then that can help speed things along.

 

I would really appreciate some feedback from anyone who has experienced this situation.

 

Please mention how long ago you experienced your 'experience.' Thanks!

 

 remember some of the employees are not the Brightest of the crop, they are only human.

always be KIND,respectful to them even if your PISSED as it could delay or even mess up your paperwork

 i have included a COLB so you can review of what is needed.

 

on the space it wants your cedula i used either my home country passport

or drivers license,

if you have your ACR card you could use that in my case i didnt,   

they said its not allowed but i explained thats my "TRUE"identity  document

birth colb.htm

 

GOOD LUCK

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Monsoon

Thanks everyone for your responses.

 

Based on a few things that have transpired here in the last 24 hours even including this information, I have decided that having a baby in this shit hole is not for me or my unborn daughter. I am packing up and heading out. Will have her born on US soil. This is the closest thing to hell on earth. Since I have the ability to choose for my daughter where she will be born, I choose not to risk the potential of her being stuck in this shit hole due to some clerical error, by a crab mentality dickless wonder. Christian country my ass. Or even worse some medical error due to incompetence by people who just don't care about anything but themselves. 

 

I won't even grace this place with her name on the register of citizens. If she ever wants to visit this shithole she can come in on a BB with her mom or on a tourist visa with her US passport. 
 

And besides, if she wants to become president someday there won't be any controversy.  :dance:

 

I feel sorry for anyone who can't leave this place. 

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Brucewayne

This is enough for the embassy?

Sorry, but I'm a bit skeptical....

 

What embassy?

I used the consulate office at Waterfront.

what is the benefits from ss. do i need to be on ss to receive?

 

They receive about half of what you receive and you do need to be in an active account in order for the child to draw unless they are disabled.

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