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 child’s 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 us to contract marriage;
  4. That we contracted marriage on ______ in ___________ which marriage was 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)

Philippine Passport No. _

Issued at: ____

Issued on: ____

Affiant (Mother)

Philippine Passport No. _

Issued at: ____

Issued on: ____