Republic of the Philippines
1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia

Report of Birth

Infant born in Australia of Filipino parent(s)

Please take note that the consular officer may require additional documents upon assessment of the application, depending on the circumstances of the applicant’s birth. Factors such as citizenship, previous civil status and others may affect the status of your application.

The birth of a child born to any Filipino parent in Australia must be reported to the Philippine Embassy within 1 year after the date of birth. If reported after 1 year, the registration is deemed delayed. The birth may nevertheless be recorded upon the determination of the consular officer of satisfactory evidence on the authenticity of the report. In these cases, the person who executed the report shall furnish the Embassy with an explanation surrounding the delay in reporting the birth.

Documentary Requirements
  • Report of Birth form ( click here to download ), four (4) originals duly signed and accomplished. Each copy must be accomplished and physically signed (handwritten or “wet” signature) by the parent(s)
  • Child’s Birth Certificate issued by Australia Registry of Births, four (4) certified true copies
  • Marriage Certificate, four (4) certified true copies
  • Data page of father’s passport, four (4) certified true copies
  • Data page of mother’s passport, four (4) certified true copies
  • Money order/ Bank Cheque of AUD 45.00 (made payable to the Philippine Embassy. If paying by credit card, a surcharge is applied. Please provide the credit card name, number and expiry date)
  • Pre-paid, self-addressed stamped envelope
  • Please provide your contact details and email address in case the Embassy needs to communicate with you regarding your application
Additional Requirements
  • If the Report of Birth at the Embassy is submitted 1 year after the child’s birth
  • If the parents are not legally married,
  • If the parents are not legally married but opt to use the surname of the father, the following Legal Instruments, are required, under Republic Act (R.A.) 9255:
    • Four (4) original Affidavit of Admission of Paternity (AAP) ( click here to download template ), executed by the child’s father, to be signed before a consular officer at the Embassy. If the father is not in Australia, this document must be authenticated either in the Philippine embassy or consulate in the country where he resides or by the Department of Foreign Affairs if he is in the Philippines
    • If the father’s whereabouts is unknown, a Personal Handwritten Instrument (PHI, such as a personal letter) written by the father which states his acknowledgement of his paternity of the child and copy of the father’s identification (such as passport)
    • Four (4) original Affidavit to Use Surname of the Father ( click here to download template ), executed by the child’s mother, or the guardian or the registrant, to be signed before a consular officer at the Embassy
    • Four (4) Certificates of Registration, for the Legal Instruments submitted, to be issued by the Embassy
Submission of Requirements
  • In person at the Philippine Embassy in Canberra, 1 Moonah Place, Yarralumla ACT 2600 (no need for appointment)
  • By mail. If the report will be submitted to the Embassy through mail, the form should be subscribed and sworn to by the Justice of Peace or the notary public under item number 20 of the Report of Birth.

The Embassy assumes no responsibility for any loss or damage through the mail or courier service.

Passport Application

If the child is being applied for a Philippine passport, the following are required:


These fees may apply, if applicable:

Report of Birth AUD 45.00
Legalization of AAP or PHI AUD 45.00
Legalization of AUSF AUD 45.00
Certificate of Registration fee AUD 45.00
Affidavit of Late Registration AUD 45.00
Passort Fee AUD 108.00