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JOINT AFFIDAVIT OF LEGITIMATION

WE, ______________ and ______________, both of legal age, Filipinos, husband and wife,
respectively, and presently residing at _______________________ after having been duly sworn to in
accordance with law, depose and state:
1. That we are the biological parents of _______________ who was born on ____________ in
_____________ as evidenced by the attached copy of the childs Birth Certificate, made an integral
part hereof as Annex A;
2. That at the time of his/her birth, we, the biological parents were not yet married, hence his/her status
in the original birth certificate was entered as Illegitimate.
3. That at

the

time

of

the

conception

of

our

child,

there

was

no

legal

impediment

for

marriage

was

us tocontract marriage;
4. That we

contracted

marriage

on

_____________

in

______________

which

solemnized by _________________________, as evidenced by the attached Marriage Contract, made


an integral part hereof as Annex B;
5. That by virtue of our subsequent marriage, the said child is now legitimated by operation of law,
particularly Article 177 of the Family Code of the Philippines;
6. Hence, we are executing this Affidavit to attest to the foregoing facts, for purposes of complying with
the requirements in applying for the legitimation by subsequent marriage of our son/daughter,
_____________________ and for the proper recording of such legitimation in his/her civil registry
documents and Philippine passport, to enable him/her to bear the surname of his/her father and
be entitled to all the rights of a legitimated child, and for all legal intents and purposes.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands this ___________________ in
_______________, Philippines.

__________________

____________________

Affiant (father)

Affiant (mother)

Philippine Passport No. _____

Philippine Passport No. _____

Issued at: ________________

Issued at: ________________

Issued on: ________________

SUBCRIBED

AND

SWORN

Issued on: _______________

TO before

me

this ___________________ in

_________________, Philippines, affiants exhibiting to me their valid proofs of identification.


Doc. No. _____;
Page No. _____;
Book No. _____;
Series of 2013.

Republic of the Philippines)


City of Cebu
)s.s.
AFFIDAVIT OF LEGITIMATION
WE, _________ and _______________, _________ Filipinos,, both of legal ages, married to each other and with
address at ____________________ , after having been duly sworn in accordance with law, do hereby declare that:
1.That we are the biological parents of ___________________
2.That _________________ is a girl/boy.
3.That he/she was born on ____________ in __________________.
4.That at the time of his/her birth, we, the biological parents were not yet married, hence his/her status in the original
birth certificate was entered as Illegitimate.
5.Also, the name of the father was not entered as ____________ and his/her name was entered only as
________________
6.That at the time of her birth, we, the parents were not disqualified from any legal impediment to marry each other .
7.That we were married on _________ in ____________, as can be seen in the attached marriage certificate.
8.That by reason of our subsequent valid marriage, our daughter/son is already legitimated and should enjoy all the
rights and benefits of being a legitimate child by having his/her father's name entered in the birth certificate and also
by having his/her name entered as __________
9.Hence, we are executing this Affidavit of Legitimation in order to support our application that the father's name
_____________be entered and that his/her name be changed to ________________in the birth certificate because
of his/her legitimation by our subsequent valid marriage.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we ave hereunto set our hands on this _______________ at Cebu City, Philippines.
Affiant/ Father
Passport No.
Place of Issue:
Date of Issue:
Date of Expiry:

Affiant/Mother
Passport No.
Place of Issue:
Date of Issue:
Date of Expiry:

BEFORE ME, a notary public for and in the City of Cebu, personally appeared the above named person with their
passport who are personally known to me to be the same person and/or identified through competent evidence of
identity as defined by Rules on Notarial Practice, who presented the foregoing instrument and signed the instrument
in my presence, and who took an oath before me as to such instrument.
Witness my hand and seal this _____________.

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Notary Public