Civil Registry

REGISTRATION OF VITAL EVENTS INVOLVING FILIPINO CITIZENS

Vital or Civil Registration is the recording in the appropriate civil registers, vital acts and events that affect the civil status of individuals.

Vital acts and events are the births, deaths, fetal deaths, marriages, and all such events that have something to do with an individual’s entrance and departure from life together with the changes in civil status that may occur to a person during his lifetime.

HOW ARE VITAL ACTS AND EVENTS INVOLVING FILIPINO CITIZENS REGISTERED WHEN THESE OCCUR OVERSEAS?

Vital acts and events are reported, instead of registered, when these occur overseas. These reports are filed with the Philippine Embassy or Consulate General with jurisdiction over the country, state, province, county or city where the vital act or event took place.

The Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles accepts reports that occur in the following state or counties:

California

Imperial County
Kern County
Los Angeles County
Orange County
Riverside County
San Bernardino County
San Diego County
San Luis Obispo County
Santa Barbara County
Ventura County

Nevada

Clark County
Lincoln County
Nye County

Arizona

All counties

The Consulate General may also accept migrant or out-of-town reports intended to be registered with a different Philippine Consulate General or Philippine Embassy.

WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING A VITAL ACT OR EVENT?