We got a question from James today,
Here’s what James had to say:
Hi there, im an 18 year old australian/ filipino my mother is filipino born here, whilst my father is born in australia.
i am now 18 years old and in cebu on a tourist visa and was wondering do i fall under the requirements to apply for dual citizenship, i am born in australia.
Here’s what Bob had to say:
No, you don’t exactly qualify for dual citizenship. Truth is, though, you are already a dual citizen! If your mother was a Philippine citizen on the day you were born, regardless of where you were born, then you are a Philippine Citizen.
Since you were born in Australia, the only thing you need to do is to register your citizenship by having your mother file a late report of birth abroad with the Philippine consulate that serves the area where you were born.