How to Register Birth of a Baby Born on an Airplane

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The birth of a child born on an airplane must be registered in the civil register of the city or municipality where the mother habitually resides provided she is a resident of the Philippines and she or the father or both are citizens of the Philippines.

Rule 19 of A.O No. 1, Series of 1993 provides the following guidelines:

  • “..when a child is born aboard a vehicle, vessel or airplane while in transit within the Philippine territory and the exact place of birth cannot be ascertained, the birth shall be recorded in the civil register of the mother’s destination or the city or municipality where the mother habitually resides;
  • when the child is born aboard a vessel or airplane en route to the Philippines and the exact place of birth cannot be ascertained, the birth shall be recorded in the civil register of the city or municipality where the mother habitually resides if she is a resident of the Philippines and if either the father or mother or both parents are citizens of the Philippines. If the parents of the child are both foreigners but residents of the Philippines, the birth shall be recorded in the city or municipality where the mother habitually resides in the Philippines. If the parents are both foreigners but not residents of the Philippines, the birth may be recorded in the civil register of Manila, if they so desire; and
  • when the child, whose mother or father or both parents are citizens of the Philippines, is born aboard a vessel or airplane en route to another country from the Philippines, or from any country, the birth shall be recorded in the Philippine Foreign Service Establishment of the country of the mother’s destination.”

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