|Reacquisition of Citizenship|
A. Retention & Re-acquisition of Citizenship
Former Filipinos may re-acquire Philippine citizenship through Republic Act 9225 (Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act). Under this law, which took effect on 17 September 2003, former natural-born Filipino citizens who acquired foreign citizenship through naturalization are deemed not to have lost their Philippine citizenship under conditions provided in the Act, and may re-acquire Philippine citizenship by taking the oath of allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines.
The processing of the application will take three (3) working days.
1. One original and two photocopies of the duly accomplished application form, to be obtained at the Embassy. ( Click here for the form )
2. Application fee of EUR45.00.
3. Two color 2x2 photos of the applicant.
4. As proof of natural Philippine citizenship: (Original must be presented)
a. For applicants who were born in the Philippines: Three photocopies of Birth Certificate (BC) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)
b. For applicants who were born abroad: Three photocopies of Report of Birth (ROB) issued by a Philippine Embassy or Consulate having jurisdiction over the place where the applicant was born.
c. If BC or ROB is not available, other documentary proof of the applicant being a former natural-born Filipino citizen (baptismal certificate plus marriage certificate of applicant's parents).
5. As proof of naturalization: (Original must be presented)
Two photocopies of Certificate of Nationality or other proof of naturalization which indicates the date and place of naturalization, duly translated into English, and legalized by the Ministry of Foreign affairs and Ministry of Justice.
6. For applicants with dependent minor children: (Original to be presented)
Three photocopies of international version of BC legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
7. For married women applicants only: (Original must be presented)
Three photocopies of Marriage Contract issued by the PSA.
B. Renunciation of Citizenship
Note: Consular processors may require the submission of additional documents or the authentication of documents by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila if a) authenticity and/or due execution of the documents submitted is in question or b) the applicant's status as former natural born citizen needs corroborating/supporting documents or c) the nature of the documents submitted requires supporting documents like photocopies of the applicant's old Philippine passport, foreign passport and/or valid identity.