RECOGNITION AS A FILIPINO CITIZEN
This applies to children born abroad to parents who are former Filipino citizens and are eventually a naturalized citizens of another country at the time of birth of the child. Moreover, at the time of application for Dual citizenship, the child is already 18 years old and above. This also applies to anyone with Filipino lineage who are not eligible to apply under R.A. 9225 or the "Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003."
Under the Bureau of Immigration’s Law Instruction No. RBR-99002, issued on 15 April 1999, any child born of a Filipino parent may be recognized as a Filipino citizen under existing laws.
The application for Recognition as a Filipino citizen must be submitted to the Bureau of Immigration of the Philippines, with the following documentary requirements:
All documents issued by the foreign governments and those executed in a foreign country shall bear an Apostille.
Communications, statements, or documents executed in a language other than English or Filipino should be officially translated under the seal of the authorized officer of the appropriate foreign embassy.
Pursuant to Executive Order No. 292, the Bureau of Immigration through its Records Section, will automatically furnish the Department of Justice an official copy of its Order of Recognition within 12 days from its date of approval. Identification Certificates (IC) shall be issued only after confirmation by the Secretary of Justice.
For more information
Bureau of Immigration
Magallanes Drive, Intramuros, Manila
Tel. Nos. (632) 527-3261 or 527-3277
Fax No. (632) 338-4538
What's next after you have the Identification Certificate or IC?
Report your birth to the appropriate Philippine Embassy or Consulate which has jurisdiction over the place of birth.
Apply for Philippine Passport
The child is eligible to apply for a Philippine passport immediately after reporting the birth to the appropriate Philippine Embassy or Consulate.