Philippine Dual Citizenship

The Philippine Dual Citizenship

What is Philippine Dual Citizenship? And, how to reacquire your Philippine citizenship? With dual citizenship, you stay being a citizen in two countries at the same time. Reacquiring your Philippine dual citizenship can definitely offer you several benefits.

What is dual citizenship?

According to Wikipedia, dual citizenship or dual nationality is a person’s citizenship status, in which a person is concurrently regarded as a citizen of more than one state under the laws of those states.

Dual citizenship is allowed in certain countries like Belgium and the Philippines. Not all countries though allow dual citizenship. Since 2008, Belgian law permits all Belgian nationals to voluntarily obtain any other nationality without losing their Belgian nationality.

The most common routes to dual citizenship are birth, marriage, or naturalization.

There are several benefits to being a dual citizen, from the quality of living to global mobility.

How to reacquire your Philippine citizenship?

The Embassy of the Philippines in Brussels can assist you with the re-acquisition of your Philippine citizenship.

“Marami sa ating mga kababayan na naging citizen na ng ibang bansa ay narinig na marahil ang salitang DUAL CITIZENSHIP.

Ano po ba ang advantages ng pagkuha muli ng Philippine citizenship?

Narito po ang ilan.”

You can:

• Purchase real property in the Philippines, without size limit;
• Live in the Philippines continuously, without a visa or without paying immigration fees;
• Have a Philippine passport again;
• Vote again during elections even when living abroad, and thus directly influence the political direction of your country of birth, and where many of your relatives are still living.

In order to become a dual citizen, all you have to do is to take an oath of allegiance with a consul in the Philippine Embassy.

If you are interested in becoming a Filipino citizen again — while retaining your present nationality — please check the requirements on the website of the Embassy of the Philippines in Brussels.

” Paki-share po sa mga kakilala ninyong Pilipino rin dito sa Belgium at Luxembourg. Salamat po.”

Read more about: What is the language of Filipinos? or Why you should learn Tagalog.

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  1. Published on 09 September, 2016(Note: Please see the Embassy of the Philippines’ in Brussels website to check for any updates.)



    A. Retention & Re-acquisition of Citizenship

    Former Filipinos may re-acquire Philippine citizenship through Republic Act 9225 (Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act). Under this law, which took effect on 17 September 2003, 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, and may re-acquire Philippine citizenship by taking the oath of allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines.

    The processing of the application will take three (3) working days.


    1. One original and two photocopies of the duly accomplished application form, to be obtained at the Embassy.

    2. Application fee of EUR45.00.

    3. Two color 2×2 photos of the applicant.

    4. As proof of natural Philippine citizenship: (Original must be presented)

    a. For applicants who were born in the Philippines: Three photocopies of Birth Certificate (BC) issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

    b. For applicants who were born abroad: Three photocopies of Report of Birth (ROB) issued by a Philippine Embassy or Consulate having jurisdiction over the place where the applicant was born.

    c. If BC or ROB is not available, other documentary proof of the applicant being a former natural-born Filipino citizen (baptismal certificate plus marriage certificate of applicant’s parents).

    5. As proof of naturalization: (Original must be presented)

    Two photocopies of Certificate of Nationality or other proof of naturalization which indicates the date and place of naturalization, duly translated into English, and legalized by the Ministry of Foreign affairs and Ministry of Justice.

    6. For applicants with dependent minor children: (Original to be presented)

    Three photocopies of international version of BC legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    7. For married women applicants only: (Original must be presented)

    Three photocopies of Marriage Contract issued by the PSA.

    B. Renunciation of Citizenship


    Duly accomplished application form, to be obtained at the embassy.
    Original and one (1) photocopy of the Notice of Approval from the Belgian government.
    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 EUR22.50 to be paid in cash
    Note: Consular processors may require the submission of additional documents or the authentication of documents by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Manila if a) authenticity and/or due execution of the documents submitted is in question or b) the applicant’s status as former natural born citizen needs corroborating/supporting documents or c) the nature of the documents submitted requires supporting documents like photocopies of the applicant’s old Philippine passport, foreign passport and/or valid identity.

    For queries, please contact [email protected]

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