Tuesday, 28 February 2017 Brussels Belgium
Reacquisition of Citizenship
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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


  • Duly accomplished application form, to be obtained at the embassy.
  • Original and one (1) photocopy of the Notice of Approval from the Belgian government.
  • Two (2) signed original Oath of Renunciation.
  • Two (2) identical passport size photographs (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm) in color, recently taken, showing clear front view of the applicant's face
  • Applicant's current Philippine passport with two (2) photocopies of the identification page
  • Processing Fee of EUR22.50 to be paid in cash

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.

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Philippine Embassy in Brussels


297 Avenue Moliere, 1050 Brussels
E-mail: consular.brusselspe@gmail.com

Consular matters: (+32) 02 340 33 73 
Consular matters: (+32) 02 340 33 74

Trunkline: (+32) 02 340 33 77 to 78

Fax Number: (+32) 02 345 64 25
Duty Officer: (+32) 0488 609.177
E-mail: brusselspe@gmail.com


Operating Hours of the
Consular Section

- Assessment and processing of application for a travel document is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

- Mondays to Fridays (except Belgium & Philippine declared holidays)

Note: Applicants should come appropriately attired.






In view of the observance of  special non-working holidays, the Embassy will be closed on Monday, 26 December and Friday, 30 December 2016 and Monday, 02 January 2017.

For urgent matters, please call the Embassy's Duty Officer Phone: 0488-609-177. Thank you.


2017 Declared Holidays

PH Consulates



Consul General, a.h.

Venneborglaan 90, 2100 Deurne, Antwerp
E-mail: pb.vanbogaert@skynet.be
E-mail: aguansing@skynet.be
Tel No./Fax (03) 325.71. 16


Consul General, a.h.

New Ernst & Young Bldg.35E Avenue John F. Kennedy 2L-1855 Luxembourg
Tel. No. (+352) 42 124 8444
(+352) 42 124 84 06 
Email: alain.kinsch@lu.ey.com



OV and other Advisories


The Department of Foreign Affairs requests the public's kind understanding on the ongoing delays in the release of passports. These delays are due to technical issues on the part of the company printing the passports.

Those with immediate travel plans are advised to wait until their passports are released before confirming their flights.

Please  be  assured  that  the  Department  is  exerting  all  efforts  to  ensure  the resumption of normal services as soon as possible.


List of OV in Belgium and Luxembourg whose registration will be deactivated by the RERB in OFOV for failing to vote in the last two consecutive elections (2013 and 2016).

List of Printed IDs of Voters registered in Belgium recently received from COMELEC (available at the Embassy)

List of Printed IDs of Voters registered in Luxembourg recently received from COMELEC (available at the Embassy)