Renunciation of Philippine citizenship is a voluntary act of giving up your Philippine citizenship after acquiring foreign citizenship.

A Filipino citizen (natural-born or naturalized), at least 18 years of age, may renounce his/her Philippine citizenship.

Affidavit of Renunciation of Philippine Citizenship

Fill out two (2) copies of the affidavit which can be downloaded from this website. However, DO NOT SIGN the form. It has to be signed in front of a Consular Officer.

Philippine Passport

Submit original and two (2) photocopies of passport data page. Original passport will be cancelled and retained at the Philippine Consulate General.

Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance, Order of Approval (For Dual Citizens)

Submit original and two (2) photocopies. Original dual citizenship papers will be cancelled and retained at the Philippine Consulate General.

PSA Birth Certificate / Report of Birth

Submit original and two (2) photocopies.

US Certificate of Naturalization / US Passport

Submit two (2) photocopies.

Proof of Parent/s Philippine Citizenship at the the time of child's birth (For those born in the US)

Submit two (2) photocopies of parent/s proof of Filipino citizenship such as US Naturalization Certificate, US green card, US visa, Philippine passport.

Processing Fee

$50.00 for notarization of Affidavit and Oath of Renunciation. (In cash or money order payable to the Philippine Consulate General in New York. Personal checks are not accepted.)

Additional documentation may be required based on the documents presented and circumstances of the applicant. 

Step 1

On the appointment day, submit the documentary requirements listed above and sign the Affidavit of Renunciation in front of the Consular Officer.

Step 2

Pay the appropriate processing fee at the Cashier and receive the receipt and claim stub.

Step 3

Return to the Legal Window on the appointed time indicated on the claim stub to take the Oath of Renunciation.

Step 4

Take the Oath of Renunciation before the Consular Officer. Rreceive the duly notarized Affidavit of Renunciation of Philippine Citizenship and the Oath of Renunciation after.

Step 5

Consulate will forward copies of the Affidavit and Oath of Renunciation, including supporting documents to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), and the Bureau of Immigration.