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  Dual Citizenship

The Consulate General of the Philippines in Chicago wishes to inform the public that pursuant to Republic Act No. 9225, also known as the Citizenship Retention and Re-Acquisition Act of 2003, an individual, who was a natural-born Filipino citizen but lost his/her Philippine citizenship due to naturalization as a citizen of a foreign country, may now petition for reacquisition of Philippine citizenship. 

Applications of individuals residing within the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of the Philippines in Chicago (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, Ohio  and Wisconsin) should be submitted to the Consulate General.  

All interested individuals residing within the jurisdiction of this Consulate General may contact the Dual Citizenship Section, Consulate General of the Philippines, 122 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60603, at tel. no. (312) 583-0621 ext 11, fax no. (312) 583-0647 or email dualcitizenship.chicagopcg@gmail.com


I.      Submission of Application

             There are two (2) WAYS to submit your Petition for Retention/Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship:

        A.   In Person

              Applications can be submitted in person for processing, Mondays through Fridays, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

       B.   By Mail

              Applications can also be sent by mail subject to the following guidelines:

              1.    The Petition form must be duly accomplished and notarized.

              2.    The original Petition form with two (2) photos (2X2) with white   background must be submitted.

              3.    A money order in the prescribed amount of USD50.00 payable to the Philippine Consulate General Chicago must be included in the mail packet.

              4.    Copies of all documents required to support the Petition (see Checklist on the following link: http://chicagopcg.com/forms/newdualform.pdf) must be enclosed. The original documents can be submitted on the date of oath-taking.

              5.    A self-addressed and stamped envelope must be included in case the application needs to be returned after processing and evaluation.

              6.    Processing and evaluation of mailed applications will take five (5) working days at the most. 

              7.    The applicant will be contacted either by phone or email regarding the outcome of the evaluation, using the contact information provided in the petition form.

              8.    Thus, applicants are advised to check their email and voicemails for any message from the Philippine Consulate General (dualcitizenship.chicagopcg@gmail.com) Any delay or complications caused by lack of response on the part of the applicant will be their responsibility.  

 II.          Appointment for the Oath-taking Ceremony

              The Oath-taking Ceremony is held only on the following days and times:


                  Tuesday         3:00 PM 4:00 PM

                  Thursday       3:00 PM 4:00 PM


However, applicants who submitted their petitions in person on any of these days will NOT be included in the oath-taking ceremony already scheduled for that day.


Upon approval of their petitions, applicants can request and will be informed of the next available dates to schedule their appointment for the oath-taking.


Please visit the following link for the complete list of holidays before making an appointment: http://chicagopcg.com/holidays2019.pdf 


All applicants/petitioners approved for oath-taking must be at the Consulate General at 2:00 PM to complete the preparation of their documents. The oath taking ceremony will start at 3:00 PM.





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