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Dual Citizenship


Republic Act No. 9225, otherwise known as the Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003 (more commonly known as the Dual Citizenship Law),
allows natural-born citizens of the Philippines, who acquired foreign citizenship through naturalization, to reacquire or retain their Philippine citizenship. Former natural-born Filipinos who have become naturalized citizens of another country may retain/reacquire their Philippine citizenship by taking an oath of allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines before a Philippine Consular Officer. Upon retaining/reacquiring their Philippine citizenship, they shall enjoy full civil, economic and political rights as Filipinos. Under the principle of derivative citizenship, unmarried children below eighteen (18) years of age, whether legitimate, illegitimate, or adopted, of former Filipino parents who retained/reacquired their Philippine citizenship under this law, may also be deemed Filipino citizens, if they are included in the parent’s application for retention/reacquisition of Philippine citizenship.

In view of the limited slots due to current health protocols, 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).
Starting 01 June 2022 Fridays will be reserved for oath-taking ceremonies at the Consulate.

Downloadable Forms

Dual Citizenship Application

For other concerns, please inquire via
the email address: chicagopcg@att.net
(EMAIL SUBJECT: Dual Concerns)

Requirements

  • 1. ACCOMPLISHED DUAL APPLICATION FORM with 2 identical photos (2x2 with plain white background, taken within 6 months, and printed in photo paper). Applicants must wear tops with sleeves in the photos.

    Notes: Make sure to write your names in item #1 based on your Birth Certificate. For married women using their spouses’ name, write your married names in item #2. Affix your signature on both pages of the application form. The application form does not need to be notarized.

  • 2. Original BIRTH CERTIFICATE issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA or formerly known as NSO)
  • 3. Original MARRIAGE CONTRACT/CERTIFICATE (if applicable)
    1. • If married in the Philippines, issued by PSA/NSO
    2. • If married in the US, issued by a US government authority
  • 4. For divorced/annulled/widowed applicants, whichever is applicable:
    1. • Original Divorce decree (issued by a US court) and Marriage Certificate
    2. • Original authenticated Recognition of Divorce (issued by a Philippine court) and Marriage Certificate
    3. • Original annotated Marriage Contract for annulment (issued by PSA)
    4. • Original Death Certificate of previous spouse and Marriage Certificate/Contract (issued by PSA or by a US authority)
  • 5. Original US NATURALIZATION CERTIFICATE
  • 6. Copy of Philippine passport (data page)
  • 7. Copy of US passport (data page)
  • 8. Additional requirements for those who will include their minor children who are US citizens (Please see below))


  • Send scanned copies of the above-mentioned requirements by email to chicagopcg@att.net (EMAIL SUBJECT: Dual Application) for initial assessment (form and requirements in one PDF file). Send one email only, attaching complete copies of the filled-out form and the requirements in single PDF file, per applicant (minor derivatives should be included in one email). Make sure that the requirements, including original documents, are on-hand for presentation during the oath-taking, lest the application may not be approved.

    Once the application is conditionally approved based on the scanned requirements, the Consulate will email the applicant on the date/s for the oath-taking. The applicant will then be advised on the confirmed appointment and the submission by mail of the requirements.

    Upon instruction, send by mail to the Philippine Consulate General with address at 122 S Michigan Ave, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60603 the filled-out form (with photos), the physical copies of the requirements and a non-refundable processing fee of $50.00 (money order or cashier’s check payable to “Philippine Consulate General") and add $25.00 per minor derivative. Personal checks and credit/debit cards are not accepted.
  • 1. Original BIRTH CERTIFICATE
    1. • If born in the Philippines, issued by PSA/NSO
    2. • If born in the US, issued by a US government authority
  • 2. Original US NATURALIZATION CERTIFICATE (if not available, a notarized letter of explanation)
  • 3. Copy of US passport (data page)
  • 4. Copy of Philippine passport (data page), if available
  • 5. Copy of US Naturalization Certificate of the spouse of the Primary Applicant (if former Filipino) or Birth Certificate (if US citizen)

  • Scanned copies of the above-mentioned requirements should be part of the single PDF file to be submitted by email by the Primary Applicant (parent), and their physical copies are to be sent by mail, together with the requirements of the parent, upon instruction by the Consulate. Make sure that the requirements, including original documents, are on-hand for presentation during the parent’s oath-taking. An additional fee of $25.00 per minor derivative will be charged.

    The minor derivatives’ details should be reflected on page 2 of the application form and their photos (2 identical 2x2 photos with plain white background, taken within 6 months, and printed in photo paper) pasted. They must wear tops with sleeves in the photos.