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Dual Citizenship Document Inquiry

Requested from CFO by Kirby Cemanes at 10:47 AM on Feb 16, 2023.
Purpose: Personal Information
Date of Coverage: 02/14/2023 - 02/15/2023
Tracking no: #CFO-323897139797

Laguna 10:47 AM, Feb 16, 2023

I had a quick question about some information on the document on your website regarding dual citizenship

On page 15, it says it's possible to apply for dual citizenship in the Philippines by "...file a petition under oath to the Commissioner of Immigration for the issuance of an IC under RA 9225." but it does not go into detail of how to do this. Where can I find more information about the steps to do this?

Do I gather the requirements (forms + photo + etc.) and go to a lawyer for a notarized oath of allegiance and forward it to the Bureau of Immigration?

Laguna 03:50 PM, Feb 16, 2023

February 16, 2023

Dear Kirby Cemanes,


Thank you for your request dated Feb 16, 2023 10:47:52 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Dual Citizenship Document Inquiry.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is approved.
You may apply for dual citizenship at the Bureau of Immigration Main Office in Intramuros.

This is the process: 
1. Secure the Checklist (pls see attached) of required documents from either at the Public Information and Assistance Unit (PIAU) at BI G/F Main Office or from the official BI Website.
2. Submit the documents for pre-screening to the Central Receiving Unit (CRU) to process this transaction.
3. Take Oath of Allegiance.
4. Get the Order of Payment Slip (OPS).
5. Pay the required fees.
6. Verify status of application whether approved or not.
If approved, claim the Certificate of Retention/Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship, Order of Approval and Oath of Allegiance.


Policy, Planning, and Research Division
Commission on Filipinos Overseas

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