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.