We got a question from Mark today,
Here’s what Mark had to say:
hello, im really confused, i was born in the US but my parents are both Filipino, how can i apply for a dual citizenship here in the Philippines?
do i still need to apply?
i know i need it because i am already 19, and i cant get a job because of my citizenship, what are the requirements?
where do i go? what number should i call?
can i just go straight to the bureau of immigration here in the Philippines?
please help, im the only one fixing my citizenship and my parents are.. hard to reach.
thank you so much!
You do not qualify to obtain dual citizenship under the Philippine Dual Citizenship Law. However, you basically already are a dual citizen, assuming that at least one of your parents was a Philippine Citizen on the day you were born.
There are two things you can do now:
1. Let one of your parents file a “report of birth abroad” with the Philippine Consulate or Embassy serving your area.
2. You can go to the consulate with documentation proving the Philippine Citizenship of your parents, and you should be able to obtain Philippine Citizenship too.
Good luck to you.