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Who may apply for notarization of a Joint Affidavit of Legitimation?

The parents of a child, who were not married at the time of the child’s birth, may file for the notarization of their Joint Affidavit of  Legitimation, provided that said parents do not have legal impediment at the time of the child’s conception.

What are the requirements when filing for notarization of a Joint Affidavit of Legitimation?

  1. Confirmed Online Appointment under Notarial Services:
    https://tokyopeconsularappointment.setmore.com/bookappointment
  2. Duly accomplished Joint Affidavit of Legitimation (click here to download form)
  3. PSA-issued Certificate of Live Birth of the child (original and two photocopies in A4-size paper)
  4. PSA-issued Certificate of Marriage or Report of Marriage (original and two photocopies in A4-size paper)
  5. PSA-issued Advisory on Marriages of both parents (original and two photocopies in A4-size paper)
  6. Valid passport of both parents (original and two copies each of the passport data page in A4-size paper)
  7. One (1) pc. self-addressed 520 Japan Post letter pack
  8. Fees:
    1. ¥ 3,250.00 for regular processing (release of notarized document is after 3 working days from date of filing)
    2. ¥ 4,550.00 for expedite processing (release of notarized document is on the next working day from the date of filing)

Note:

  1. The child’s parents are advised to inquire with the Local Civil Registrar, where the child’s birth was registered, regarding the requirements and procedure in the legitimation of their child prior to their visit to the Embassy for the notarization of their affidavit.
  2. The applicants will affix their signature in front of Embassy personnel/processor.

Further queries on the notarization of Affidavit of Legitimation may be sent to the Embassy’s Notarial Unit at notarials@philembassy.net.