The Philippine Embassy in Oslo performs civil registry services. Births, marriages, and deaths of Filipino citizens abroad must be reported and duly registered. We register births, marriages celebrated in, and deaths of Filipino citizens in the Kingdom of Norway, Finland, Iceland and Sweden.
What is civil registration?
It is a continuous, permanent and compulsory recording of vital events occurring in the life of an individual such as birth, marriage, and death, as well as court decrees, and legal instruments affecting his civil status in appropriate registers as mandated by Act No. 3753, the Civil Registry Law.
What are the uses of Civil Registry Documents?
Basically, there are two uses:
- These establish the occurrence of birth, death, or marriage and therefore provide prima facie evidence of facts surrounding these events.
Birth records present many facts about an individual such as the person’s name, date and place of birth, parents, religion, citizenship, among others. The marriage certificate establishes a change in civil status and the legal spouse while the death certificate records the passing away of an individual.
These records are important in legal and personal transactions, applying for jobs, obtaining passports for travel, entrance to school, claiming insurance benefits, and others.
- These records provide data on the number of births, deaths, marriages, fetal deaths, adoptions, and the like, which in turn are essential in development planning.