Requirements and Procedure

Petition for Retention or Re-acquisition of PHL Citizenship

REQUIREMENTS FOR PETITIONER

Must have bar code. Document from Local Civil Registrar is not acceptable.
Must have bar code. Document from Local Civil Registrar is not acceptable.
Photos must be taken within the last six months.
Photos must be taken within the last six months.
Or other official document showing date of naturalization.
Or other official document showing date of naturalization.
This is optional but recommended if still available.
This is optional but recommended if still available.

If petitioner is married woman

Or similar document issued by competent authority if married abroad.
Or similar document issued by competent authority if married abroad.

FOR DERIVATIVE MINOR DEPENDENTS

Must have bar code. Document from Local Civil Registrar is not acceptable.
Must have bar code. Document from Local Civil Registrar is not acceptable.
Photos must be taken within the last six months.
Photos must be taken within the last six months.
Or other official document showing date of naturalization.
Or other official document showing date of naturalization.
This is optional but recommended if still available.
This is optional but recommended if still available.

Spouses have to file separate petitions. Derivative minors have to be filed along with a primary petitioner, who may be either parent but who has to be himself or herself qualified to retain or re-acquire PHL citizenship under R.A. 9225.

APPLICABLE FEES:

Only if dependent(s) are included as derivative minors.
Only if dependent(s) are included as derivative minors.

Consular Officers have the duty to ensure that every petition satisfies the documentary requirements to establish the identity and citizenship of the applicant, and will exercise their prerogative to require additional supporting documents to prove that personal details are accurate and correct and that the petitioner is qualified to re-acquire or retain Philippine citizenship, pursuant to Republic Act 9225, otherwise known as the Dual Citizenship Law.

PROCEDURE

Book an appointment online to schedule when you can personally file petition at the Consular Section.

Get four (4) photocopies of all required documents according to the circumstances that apply to your petition.

Double check that you have all the required documents (originals and photocopies) and arrange in a folder.

Show up at Consular Section on time for your confirmed appointment and present the original and copies of all requirements.

Pay the corresponding fee at the cashier when the consular assistant has completed evaluation of your documents.

Note and show up in person (and in proper attire) on the date and time that you are scheduled for your oath of allegiance.

Sign your dual citizenship documents and receive a set for your own records that you should keep safe as with any legal document.

Immediately apply for a PHL passport once you have officially completed this procedure as one can never tell when it will be needed.