We got a question from Christine today,
Here’s what Christine had to say:
My name is Christine. Both my parents are Americans,and they are
missionaries to the Philippines. So I was born in the Philippines,
palawan., but I am not a Filipino citizen. I was wondering if you know
of a way that I can get a Filipino citizenship? I am 18, and I want to
live in the Philippines, but it is very expensive and a lot of work
handling visas, passports, icards. etc. Was just wondering if you
might know any possibilities of getting a Filipino citizenship since i
was born in the Philippines.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Sorry, but although you were born in the Philippines, you have no path to Philippine Citizenship. Philippine Citizenship is passed by the blood, not by the soil
you were born on. Because neither of your parents were Philippine Citizens, you do not have a right to obtain Philippine Citizenship.