Pursuant to Republic Act No. 9225, also known as the Citizenship
Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003, a natural-born Filipino citizen
who became a naturalized citizen of another country may apply for
retention or reacquisition of Philippine citizenship.
PROCEDURE ON SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
Starting 07 September 2020, below is
the new procedure for the filing of application for
Reacquisition/Retention of Filipino Citizenship under RA 9225 (dual
citizenship) at the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago.
In view of the limited slots due to current
health protocols, vis-à-vis the high demand for the same, in the
meantime, the Consulate General prioritizes the applications of those who
are from its jurisdiction (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin).
STEP 1 - FILL-UP THE APPLICATION
- For married women who are using their spouses’ name, make sure
that all the names on items No. 1 (a,b,c) is your birth name (as
written on the birth certificate). And all the names in items No. 2
(a,b,c,d,) is your married name.
- Attached (by
paste/tape) the required photos (2 pieces, 2x2, white plain background,
taken within 6 months) on the application form. Applicants must wear
tops with sleeves. Please make sure
the photos are printed in appropriate photo paper. We do
not accept photos printed in plain paper.
- For applicants who
wish to include their minor child/ren (17 years old and below) in the application, please write their
information on the second page of the application form and attach
their required photos. Minor child/ren may only be included in the
application of ONE parent.
- Applicants must
affix their signature to both pages of the application form.
- Application form
does not need to be notarized
STEP 2 - CHECK THE LIST OF
Please click this link for the list of
complete requirements: http://chicagopcg.com/forms/dualform.pdf
- Make sure that ALL
of the original documents are on-hand prior to submission of
application. The Consulate
will only process applications with complete requirements.
STEP 3 - SEND THE APPLICATION FORMS
AND DOCUMENTS BY E-MAIL
the accomplished application form and
requirements for dual citizenship for
- The accomplished application form (pages 1 and
2) and supporting documents must be attached in one email as
PDF format for immediate assessment. Please do not send
the applications and documents on an installment basis (multiple
emails), in zip file, jpeg, google shared file or icloud
shared file. As the Consulate receives hundreds of emails
for dual citizenship applications, your email will not arrive in
consecutive order in our inbox.
The Consulate also refrains from downloading your document for
your security. We only need to preview the document for assessment.
- If there are more
than one adult applicant,
the applications must be sent separately by
email. DO NOT SEND multiple applications in one email. Too many
attachments or applications also delays the preview of the documents.
(One email per applicant.)
- Applicant/s are
advised to use ONE email address where all
correspondence will be sent concerning their application. The
Consulate will not accept Third Party Intervention for applications in
compliance with privacy regulations.
- Please refrain from
attaching unnecessary documents (ex. list of requirements, baptismal certificate, Social Security
ID, etc. ). These documents delay the preview of the essential
documents that need to be assessed.
STEP 4 - PAYMENT
- A conditional
approval will be given to applicants with complete
requirements. They will be notified by email on how to submit their
payment, and the date of the Oath-Taking at the Consulate. The final
approval of the application will be determined on the
appointment date and upon presentation of the complete ORIGINAL
(Note: Please do not
submit applications if you do not have the original documents on hand)
FEE - $ 50/Principal applicant
$25/ Derivative (Minor applicants)
STEP 5 - OATH-TAKING
ceremony will be held at the Consulat
with confirmed appointments will be allowed to enter the building
Minor applicants do
not need to attend the oath-taking
While the Consulate
will do its best to place the oath-taking of family members on the
same date, should their applications be approved simultaneously,
please understand that family member/s that will be approved
subsequently or on a later date may be placed on a separate schedule/
The Consulate will
no longer accommodate requests for rescheduling of oath taking to
accommodate as many applications as possible. If you will not be available to take the oath, please
refrain from sending the application.
Note: Due to the pandemic, all
consular outreach services are by appointment only. If you cannot come to the Consulate due to medical conditions or you are
considered to be “high-risk” for covid-19, please defer your
application until it is safe for you to travel.
HOW SOON DO WE GET THE DUAL
The turn-around time for dual
citizenship application depends on the number of applications the
Consulate receives. As the Consulate is currently experiencing a surge on
applications due to the implemented restrictions on foreign travelers to
the Philippines, the approximate time for the schedule of the oath taking
is 1 - 2 months as long as the applicants submitted the complete
requirements. The Consulate will try to process applications
as soon as possible.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND
THE DOCUMENTS BY MAIL UNLESS INSTRUCTED.
The Consulate will not act on
documents that will be received by mail. If you have submitted a self-addressed return envelope in A4
size (with stamps and tracking number in ) together with your application,
we will mail back your document. Otherwise, please send your
self-addressed return envelope (with stamps and tracking number) so
we can send back your documents.
THOSE WHO LIVE OUTSIDE THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
Please check the Chicago Department of Public
Health travel order at