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REACQUIRING CITIZENSHIP

RA 9225

Applications to reacquire Philippine citizenship are by mail.  After evaluation,  oath taking will be scheduled.

 

How to reacquire Philippine Citizenship  ?

Republic Act 9225 (Dual Citizenship) 

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Who can apply?

R.A. 9225 declares that natural-born citizens of the Philippines who become citizens of another country shall retain or reacquire Philippine citizenship upon taking an oath of allegiance to the Republic and upon submission of requirements enumerated below.

What are the requirements to be submitted by mail?

For Principal Applicant:   

1) Two (2) original accomplished Petition for Dual Citizenship application form

2) Four (4) passport-sized photos with white background, taken within the last three (3) months

3) Two (2) photocopies each of the following documents certified by the Justice of Peace:

Kindly bring the originals of the documents you included with your application during the oath taking ceremony as we may need to verify these with the certified copies you provided.

  • Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-issued birth certificate or Report of Birth (if born abroad)

  • Most recent Philippine passport

  • Australian Certificate of Naturalization

  • Australian passport

  • For married female applicants, PSA-issued Marriage Certificate or Report of Marriage (if applicant is married outside of the Philippines).  Refer to the Civil Registry section of this website for information on Report of Marriage;

4) Non-refundable fee of A$ 90.00 in postal money order payable to the Philippine Consulate General. Do not send cash in the mail.

For Dependents (less than 18 years old): 

  1. Two accomplished Identification Certificate application forms for each dependent 

  2. Two (2) photocopies each of the following documents certified by the Justice of Peace:

    Kindly bring the originals of the documents you included with your application during the oath taking ceremony as we may need to verify these with the certified copies you provided.

    • Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)-issued birth certificate or Report of Birth (if born abroad)

    • Most recent Philippine passport

    • Australian Certificate of Naturalization

    • Australian passport

  3. Four (4) passport-sized photos with white background, taken within the last three (3) months

  4. Non-refundable fee of A$45.00 in postal money order payable to the Philippine Consulate General. Do not send cash in the mail.

What are the steps to reacquire Philippine citizenship under RA 9225?

  1. Client submits by mail the duly accomplished Petition Under Oath to Re-Acquire/Retain Philippine Citizenship Under R.A. 9225 application forms and supporting documents.

  2. The processor evaluates the documents.

  3. If information/documents submitted are incomplete or inconsistent, the processor may require additional documents to verify certain circumstances of the applicant.  The processing of application will commence once documentary requirements are completed. 

  4. If documents are complete and in order, the applicant will be informed by email his/her schedule for the oath taking, which is held twice a week.  

  5. The processor prepares the Dual Citizenship documents of each applicant, such as:  Order of Approval, Identification Certificate and the Oath of Allegiance, if the petition is found to be sufficient in form and substance.  

  6. The applicant attends the Oath-taking Ceremony at the Consulate.  The activities include the following: a) briefing on dual citizenship b) oath-taking c) singing of Philippine national anthem and d) distribution of dual citizenship documents to each applicant.

Is oath taking required?

For dual citizenship to take effect, the petitioner and their dependents must recite an oath at the Consulate. The oath-taking ceremony is held at the Consulate once a week.  Petitioners will be informed by email of the schedule of their oath-taking.


Oath taking of petitioners residing outside of New South Wales is suspended.