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Republic Act No. 9225, otherwise known as the Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003 (more commonly known as the Dual Citizenship Law), declares that natural-born citizens of the Philippines who acquired foreign citizenship through naturalization may be eligible to reacquire or retain their Philippine citizenship.

Only natural-born citizens of the Philippines who have become citizens of another country by reason of naturalization may retain or re-acquire their Philippine citizenship under this Act.

Former natural-born Filipinos who have become naturalized citizens of another country can retain/reacquire their Philippine citizenship by taking an oath of allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines before a Philippine Consular Officer. Upon retaining/reacquiring their Philippine citizenship, they shall enjoy full civil, economic and political rights as Filipinos.

Under the principle of derivative citizenship, unmarried children below eighteen (18) years of age, whether legitimate, illegitimate, or adopted, of former Filipino parents who retained/reacquired their Philippine citizenship under this law, may also be deemed Filipino citizens, if they are included in the parent’s application for retention/reacquisition of Philippine citizenship.

Application for Dual Citizenship is made in person and by appointment only. The Consulate does not accept mailed-in applications.

 

Documentary Requirements for Principal Applicants:

  1. Duly-accomplished application form for Retention/ Reacquisition of Philippine citzenship under RA 9225;
  2. Birth certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA); 
  3. US /Foreign Certificate of Naturalization or other evidence of naturalization;
  4. Copy of valid US/foreign passport;
  5. Copy of datapage of Philippine passport, if applicable
  6. For married women who were married in the Philippines,  ; 
  7. Four (4) 2"x2" recent colored photograph with white background showing the applicant's full facial front view;    
  8. If married in the U.S. or in other countries – Marriage Certificate/s duly issued by the City/County where the marriage was celebrated or Country (if married outside the US) and Divorce Decree if divorced, Marriage and Death Certificate of Spouse if widow/widower.
  9. Processing Fee of US$50.00
  10. Confirmed appointment schedule at the Consulate General.  To obtain appointment,  please visit https://bookmeaganapcg.setmore.com/  

Additional Requirement for Married Women

  1. If married in the Philippines, marriage certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA); or 
  2. If married in the US or in other countries - marriage certificate issued by the City/County/State/Country where the marriage was  celebrated
  3. If subsequently divorced,   copy of divorce decree 
  4. If widowed,  copy of death certificate of spouse 

Additional Documentary Requirements for Derivative Applicant/s (unmarried, minor child/children of Principal Applicants):

  1. Birth certificate/s of unmarried minor child/children 
  2. Copy of US/foreign passport/s of minor child/children  
  3. Processing Fee of US$25.00 per child 

 

Report of Marriage between Filipinos abroad or a between a Filipino and a Foreigner Abroad

The marriage of a Filipino abroad should be reported to and registered with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) through the Philippine Embassy or Consulate having jurisdiction over the locality where the event took place.   In Guam,  the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI),  the Republic of Palau,  the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands,  the Report of Birth should be filed at the Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam.   

 Basic Requirements for Report of Marriage

  1.  Duly-accomplished and signed Report of Marriage (ROM) form (4 copies)
  2.  Certificate of Marriage (present original together with 4 copies) issued by the Office of Vital Records or any other appropriate of the state, territory or country where the marriage took place. 
  3.  Copies of valid passport of both the husband and the wife (present original passports together with 4 copies for each passport)
  4.  PSA Birth Certificate of Filipino spouse (present original together with 4 copies) 
  5.  PSA Certificate of No Marriage (CENOMAR). (original and 4 copies)
  6. Processing Fee of US$25.00

Additional Requirements

IF REPORT OF MARRIAGE (ROM) IS BEING FILED MORE THAN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE MARRIAGE

  1. Affidavit of Delayed Registration of Marriage explaining the reasons for delayed registration
  2. Additional Fee of US$25.00 for Affidavit of Delayed Registration

IF FILIPINO SPOUSE WAS PREVIOUSLY MARRIED AND DIVORCED,  OR PREVIOUSLY MARRIED AND MARRIAGE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY ANNULLED

  1. One original or certified true copy and four (4) additional copies of the Philippine Judicial Decree of Divorce or Annulment or annotated PSA Marriage Certificate reflecting the annulment.

IF FILIPINO SPOUSE IS A WIDOW/WIDOWER

  1. One original or certified true copy and four (4) additional copies of the Death Certificate of deceased spouse 

 

Important Note:   Nationals of a number of countries with which the Philippines maintains diplomatic relations, including the United States, may avail themselves of VISA-FREE entry into the Philippines, provided their stay will not exceed 30 days. Please contact the Philippine Embassy/Consulate General for information on which countries are extended this privilege.

US citizens who wish to stay more than 30 days in the Philippines and nationals of countries who are not extended the 30-day visa free privilege should apply for a visa before traveling to the Philippines.

Returning Balikbayans or former Filipinos may also enter the Philippines without a visa and stay for a period of one (1) year, provided that they have a passport valid for 6 months beyond the intended stay in the Philippines, a roundtrip ticket, and proof of former Philippine citizenship (e.g. old Philippine passport or NSO-authenticated birth certificate). Foreign spouses and their minor children may avail themselves of this privilege if traveling with the Balikbayan.


General Requirements for a 9(a) Temporary Visitor Visa (Pleasure/Business)

  1. All 9(a) visa applicants must lodge their application through this link:  https://www.visa.gov.ph 
  2. Notarized and duly accomplished application form with recently taken colored passport-size photo of the applicant, front view, with a white background, no eyeglasses or sleeveless attire. Applicant must affix signature on the bottom right side of the photo.
  3. Original and photocopy of applicant’s passport with six (6) months validity beyond intended stay in the Philippines.
  4. Photocopy of proof of permanent residency in Guam/US (i.e. permanent residency card, work permit card, etc), for non-U.S. passport holders.
  5. Proof of financial capacity (any of the following)
    Bank statement of the latest six (6) months
    Employment certificate with remuneration
    Proof of business income
  6. Documents proving ties to the home country/country of residence (any of the following)
    Employment certificate
    Property documents
  7. Itinerary
  8. Hotel accommodation or proof of lodging
  9. Round-trip flight itinerary to country of origin or next country of destination;
  10. Visa Fee:  US$30.00 (Single-entry, valid for 3 months for applicants from the US and other visa-free countries)  / US$40.00 (Single-entry, valid for 3 months for applicants from non-visa free countries) 

For requirements for other visa types (diplomatic,  seaman's / crew list visa) , please contact the Consulate General 

Report of Death of a Filipino Citizen Abroad

The death of a Filipino citizen abroad should be reported to and registered with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) through the Philippine Embassy or Consulate having jurisdiction over the locality where the event took place.   In Guam,  the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI),  the Republic of Palau,  the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands,  the Report of Death should be filed at the Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam.   

 Basic Requirements for Report of Death

  1.  Duly-accomplished and signed Report of Death (ROM) form (4 copies)
  2. Certificate of Death (present original together with 4 copies) issued by the Department of Health or Office of Vital Records or any other appropriate of the state, territory or country where the death took place. 
  3. Copies of itinerary to include full flight details and mode of transport (original plus 4 copies) 
  4. Four (4) copies of valid passport (or identification card) of deceased 
  5. Processing Fee of US$25.00

Additional Requirements

IF REPORT OF DEATH IS BEING FILED MORE THAN ONE YEAR AFTER THE DEATH OF THE FILIPINO NATIONAL

  1. Affidavit of Delayed Registration of Death explaining the reasons for delayed registration
  2. Additional Fee of US$25.00 for Affidavit of Delayed Registration

FOR CREMATED REMAINS WHICH WILL BE BROUGHT TO THE PHILIPPINES (AND WILL BE ISSUED A CONSULAR MORTUARY CERTIFICATE)

  1. Certificate of Cremation issued by the Crematory (original plus 4 copies)
  2. Passport or identification card (4 copies) of the person who will travel with the urn 
  3. Additional Fee of US$25.00 for Consular Mortuary Certificate 

FOR HUMAN REMAINS WHICH WILL BE BROUGHT TO THE PHILIPPINES (AND WILL BE ISSUED A CONSULAR MORTUARY CERTIFICATE)

  1. Notarized certificate (original plus 4 copies) issued by the Mortuary Director that the body was properly embalmed or cremated, and that the casket contains only the body of the deceased.
  2. Certificate of No Contagious Disease issued by health authorities  of the state, territory or country 
  3. Burial transit permit (original plus 4 copies)
  4. Name, address and contact number of the receiving funeral parlor in the Philippines
  5. Additional Fee of US$25.00 for Consular Mortuary Certificate 

 

Report of Birth of Child Born Abroad of Filipino Parents

The birth of a Filipino abroad should be reported to and registered with the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) through the Philippine Consulate or Embassy having jurisdiction over the locality where the event took place.  In Guam,  the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI),  the Republic of Palau,  the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands,  the Report of Birth should be filed at the Philippine Consulate General in Agana, Guam.   

Basic Requirements for Report of Birth:

  1. Duly-accomplished Report of Birth (ROB) Form
  2. Certificate of Live Birth
  3. PSA Marriage Certificate or Report of Marriage (ROM) of the parents*
  4. PSA Birth Certificate of Mother (to verify the middle name of the child)
  5. Copies of valid passports (data page) of the parents (alternatively,  copies of government-issued identification cards may be submitted)
  6. Copies of valid US Permanent Resident Card (green card)
  7. Processing Fee of US$25.00 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

*IF PARENTS ARE NOT MARRIED 

  1. Affidavit of  Admission of Paternity (AAP) executed by the father or Declaration of Paternity issued by the Vital Statistics Office or Private Handwritten Instrument
  2. Additional Fee of US$25.00 for AAP
  3. If child will use the surname of the father,   Affidavit to Use the Surname of the Father (AUSF) executed by the mother or the child (with Sworn Attestation of the mother if the child is less than 7 years old
  4. Additional Fee of US$25.00 for AUSF
  5. PSA Certificate of No Marriage Record (CENOMAR) of the mother 
  6. Additional Fee of US$ 25.00 for Certificate of Registraiton (COR)

*IF PARENTS WERE MARRIED AFTER THE BIRTH OF THE CHILD

  1. Joint Affidavit of Legitimation by Subsequent Marriage 
  2. Additional Fee of US$25.00 for Affidavit of Legitimation
  3. PSA Marriage Advisory

IF REPORT OF BIRTH (ROB) IS BEING FILED MORE THAN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CHILD'S BIRTH

  1. Affidavit of Delayed Registration of Birth explaining the reasons for delayed registration
  2. Additional Fee of US$25.00 for Affidavit of Delayed Registration