Request for registration of a coat of arms on the Philippine Armorial
Use this form to request registration of a personal or family coat of arms on the Philippine Armorial. There is no cost for registration. After submitting, we will email you to confirm your eligibility and to submit images
Please review the existing entries on the Armorial to see examples of how your record will appear when published
Eligibility: Citizens and residents of the Philippines, and all persons of Philippine heritage regardless of citizenship or residency, may request registration
Designs: Designs should follow general principles of heraldic design as described at "Philippine Armorial - Design a coat of arms",
Consent: The Philippine Armorial will only register arms with the consent of the individual, or submitted by a family member on behalf of the individual. For research, educational and reference purposes only, the Armorial may publish arms that are already publicly available elsewhere, and will provide corresponding reference links and credit. However, these cannot be registered to an individual without the consent of the individual or their family
In case of questions, please contact
Is this request for a citizen or resident of the Philippines, or a person of Philippine heritage?
Coats of arms of citizens and residents of the Philippines, and of all persons of Philippine heritage regardless of citizenship or residency, may be submitted for registration. Due to the Armorial's mandate, we unfortunately cannot accept registration requests for persons who are not in the Philippines or not of Philippine heritage, but we thank you for your interest.
Yes - the arms are of a Philippine citizen or resident
Yes - the arms are of a person of Philippine heritage by birth, marriage or adoption
Name as it should appear on the record
Place of birth
Town/city, Province/state, Country
Place of current residence
Town/city, Province/state, Country
Additional biographical details
Additional details such as educational, professional and family history. Optional but encouraged to enhance the value of the permanent public record
If you have the blazon of the coat of arms, please enter it. This is the formal definition of the arms, e.g. "Azure a bend Or"
Meaning and symbolism of the design
A description of what the items on the coat of arms represent, such as the objects, the shapes and colors. This is required to ensure that the intended meaning of the design is permanently recorded for reference
Name of artist
The name of the artist who drew the coat of arms. This is required to ensure proper credit to the artist
The date the coat of arms was first adopted, whether assumed or granted by an official authority
Granting authority or existing registrations
If the coat of arms was granted by a granting authority (e.g. College of Arms, Court of the Lord Lyon, Canadian Heraldic Authority) or registered with an existing registry (e.g. Cronista of Castille and León, United States Heraldic Register, International Society of Commoners Heraldry), please specify the authority/registry, registration number (if applicable) and date
Do you confirm that the coat of arms you are submitting is original and unique to yourself and/or your family?
It is understood that many designs are similar, and that individuals could independently design arms identical to another, without intent to copy or usurp. However, you cannot register arms that you know belong to another person or family
Do you confirm that the design of the coat of arms you are submitting is permanent and will not change?
Only permanent designs are accepted for registration. Once arms are registered, changes can only be done for exceptional reasons (e.g. discovery of an inherited coat of arms). Draft designs, or designs that might still be changed cannot be accepted
Do you give permission to the Philippine Armorial to publish your details submitted above as a permanent record of your coat of arms?
The Philippine Armorial will only register arms with the consent of the armiger, or submitted by a family member on behalf of the armiger
Yes - these are my personal arms
Yes - these are the arms of a family member
Do you have any additional questions or information to support your request for registration?
Please indicate if you want design assistance or have any other questions
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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