The Philippine Embassy performs civil registry services for Filipino citizens residing in Belgium and Luxembourg. These include reports of birth, marriage, and death.
Civil registration is a continuous, permanent, compulsory, and universal 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/her civil status in appropriate registers as mandated by Republic Act 3753 or the Civil Registry Law.
Uses of Civil Registry Documents
- To establish the occurrence of birth, marriage, or death, and therefore provide prima facie evidence of facts surrounding these events;
- To serve as identification in legal and personal transactions such as applying for jobs, obtaining passports for travel, applying for entrance into schools, claiming insurance benefits, etc.; and
- To provide data on the number of births, marriages, deaths, fetal deaths, adoptions, and the like, which in turn are essential in a country’s development planning.