Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Citizenship


A. Retention & Re-acquisition of Citizenship

Former Filipinos may re-acquire their Philippine citizenship through Republic Act (RA) No. 9225 or the Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act. This law, which took effect on 17 September 2003, declares that former natural-born Filipino citizens who acquired foreign citizenship through naturalization are deemed not to have lost their Philippine citizenship under conditions provided in the Act. A former Filipino can re-acquire Philippine citizenship by taking the oath of allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines.

Requirements

  • Duly accomplished application form
  • Birth certificate issued by the NSO duly authenticated by DFA. In case the birth certificate is not available, other documentary proof of the applicant’s being a former natural-born Filipino citizen.
  • Certificate of Naturalization. Since the Act requires that the “loss of Philippine citizenship by the applicant must be on account of naturalization as a citizen of a foreign country”,  the  applicant should submit documents showing the fact of his naturalization as a citizen of a foreign country.
  • Authenticated marriage certificate, if married
  • Authenticated death certificate, if widowed
  • Annulment, if the marriage is annulled. The court decision to nullify the marriage must be certified by the proper court and authenticated by DFA.
  • Divorce decree, if divorcee. It must be certified by the proper court.
  • Three (3) passport photos of the applicant (colored taken against a white background, size 3.5cm x 4.5cm)
  • Payment of consular service fee of S$85.00 for taking an Oath of Allegiance for the re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship

The processing of the application will take two (2) working days.

B. Renunciation of Citizenship

Requirements

  • Personal appearance
  • Duly accomplished application form
  • Original and one (1) photocopy of the Notice of Approval from the Singapore Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA)
  • Two (2) signed original Oath of Renunciation
  • Two (2) identical passport size photographs (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm) in color, recently taken, showing clear front view of the applicant’s face
  • Applicant’s current Philippine passport with two (2) photocopies of the identification page
  • Processing Fee of S$85.00 to be paid in cash

The collection of the Oath of Renunciation Form will be after two working days from the date of application.

If you have a query, please contact us at consular.sgpe@gmail.com

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