RECOGNITION AS A FILIPINO CITIZEN
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 following documents are to be submitted to the Commissioner of Immigration in the Philippines:
Note: All documents issued by the foreign governments and those executed in a foreign country shall be duly authenticated by the authorized officer of the Philippine Embassy or Consulate that has jurisdiction over them.
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 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.