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“Individual Centered Family Register” Adopted De Facto

“Individual Centered Family Register” Adopted De Facto

Posted January. 26, 2005 23:06,   


Main Points-

All changes in an individual’s status including birth, adoption, marriage, and death will be recorded on the new official personal register. The spouse, children, and parents will be recorded in the transcripts, along with personal information on the spouse’s parents and siblings.

The current family headship system allows for sibling confirmation of daughters or second sons living in different households only through a registry removal transcript.

The rule was made due to claims that a radical change in status registration might result in a disintegration of the family structure. Not listing sibling information may have detrimental effects, when one sibling may alter his or her family name due to adoption or marriage by the mother, which may result in sibling marriage.

Calls have been made to record sibling status. It is predicted that some time will pass before extending the record to siblings.

The legal domicile recorded in the family headship system will be preserved for searching and controlling the status change records. A couple and their unmarried children may possess similar legal domicile records, but a couple may possess different records should they wish to do so. The unmarried children will adopt their father’s legal domicile, but will adopt their guardian’s legal domicile after divorce.

The access and issuance of the status register will follow strict standards to conform to private information protection. The issuance of the comprehensive certificate containing a person’s entire information will be limited as the statutes indicate such as the person indicated and government agencies. Sensitive private information on adoption, marriage, and legal domicile will be protected, where third parties must submit a summons and be issued only select information.

The Ministry of Justice will review the extent and procedures of the limit in transcript issuance in detail and alter 261 statutes on the family headship system within the current legal system.

The family head and legal domicile of the current family headship system will be recorded in the new register temporarily until the completion of the computerization process, although its printing will be limited.