➔ R.A. 9225 Principal Applicant
➔ Affidavit of One and the Same Person
Duly-filled out Application Form originally signed by the applicant
One (1) copy of the Birth Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) formerly known as National Statistics Office (NSO).
Three (3) pcs. recent 2in X 2in photographs (colored with white background). Do not paste the photos, write the name of the applicant at the back of each photo.
One (1) copy of previous Philippine passport/s
One (1) copy of Canadian passport
One (1) copy of the Certificate of Canadian Naturalization
One (1) copy of Philippine citizenship renunciation, if applicable
If married - One (1) copy of Marriage Certificate issued by the PSA/NSO for those married in the Philippines or the Report of Marriage registered by a Philippine Foreign Service Post for those married outside of the Philippines. In the event the marriage was held after the applicant’s naturalization, one (1) copy of the marriage certificate issued by the Vital Statistics Office of Canada.
If widowed - One (1) copy of Marriage Certificate (same as above) and one (1) copy of Death Certificate issued by the PSA/NSO for the spouse who died in the Philippines or issued by the Vital Statistics Office of Canada.
If annulled - One (1) copy of Marriage Certificate issued by the PSA/NSO for those married in the Philippines duly annotated that the marriage has been nullified or a certified photocopy of the Court decision issued in the Philippines granting the annulment.
If divorced - One (1) copy of the Divorce Decree issued by a Court in Canada. (Note: This only applies to an applicant who filed for the divorce after acquiring Canadian citizenship).
Other Supporting Documents that the evaluating Officer may request (1 copy):
If the applicant has a discrepancy in his/her name in his/her Canadian and Philippine documents, the applicant must execute an Affidavit of One and the Same Person.
Requirements for Derivative Citizenship Applicant (17y/o and below who acquired Canadian citizenship by virtue of one the parent’s naturalization):
Note: Child/ren born in Canada with one Filipino parent at the time of birth should be registered as Filipino citizens through the Report of Birth (Services > Civil Registry > Report of Birth)
Bank draft or postal money order ONLY if sent by mail.
Cash payment option is only available for applicants submitting their application forms personally at the Consulate.
|Affidavit of One and The Same Person
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Queries on dual citizenship applications may be sent to calgarypcg.RA9225@gmail.com
Republic Act 9225 or the Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003 (more popularly known as the Dual Citizenship Law) enables natural-born Filipinos who have become naturalized citizens of another country to reacquire their Philippine citizenship by taking an oath of allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines. Upon reacquiring their Philippine citizenship, they shall enjoy full civil and political rights as Filipinos, subject to certain conditions.
Under the principle of derivative citizenship, unmarried children below eighteen (18) years of age, whether legitimate, illegitimate, or adopted, of those who reacquired their Philippine citizenship under this law shall also be deemed Filipino citizens.
A child who is 18 years of age or older at the time of the parent’s re-acquisition of Philippine citizenship, but was born when either parent was still a Filipino citizen, shall be considered to have been a natural born Filipino and may apply for re-acquisition of Philippine citizenship on his/her own behalf.
Natural-born Filipinos are citizens of the Philippines from birth without having to perform any act to acquire or perfect their Philippine citizenship. Those whose fathers or mothers are citizens of the Philippines at the time of their birth and those born before 17 January 1973, of Filipino mothers, who elect Philippine citizenship upon reaching the age of majority are considered natural-born Filipinos.
Philippine citizenship law derives from the principle of jus sanguinis or the citizenship of the parents.
Those who are residents of Alberta and Saskatchewan should send their applications and supporting documents to the Philippine Consulate General in Calgary.
After their applications are processed and approved, they would have to visit the Consulate General on a predetermined date to take their oath of allegiance before a consular officer.
Those who are unable to apply in person may send their applications and requirements by mail. However, they would need to visit the Consulate General for their oath-taking.
You may also submit and process your applications with the Philippine Bureau of Immigration in Manila, should you be in the Philippines. However, the oath taking will be done in the Philippines as well.
What rights and privileges am I entitled to once I reacquire my Philippine citizenship?
Once you reacquire your Philippine citizenship, you will once again enjoy full civil, economic and political rights under existing Philippine laws.
Among these rights are:
You may also vote overseas in Philippine national elections (for President, Vice President, Senators and sectoral representatives) in accordance with the provisions of the Overseas Absentee Voting Act of 2003.
Under the Comprehensive Tax Reform Program of 1997, income earned abroad by Filipinos from 1998 are no longer taxable. Hence, all Filipinos abroad, including those who have reacquired their Philippine citizenship, have been exempted by the Philippine Government from paying Philippine income tax on income earned abroad.
Income earned in the Philippines, however, will still be subject to Philippine income tax.
Residency in the Philippines is NOT a requirement for those who reacquired Philippine citizenship.