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REACQUISITION OR RETENTION OF FILIPINO CITIZENSHIP

Step 1: Prepare two (2) complete sets of the following documents:

  • Duly accomplished petition form click here 
  • Philippine birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate (for married applicants)
  • Death certificate of spouse (for widow/ers)
  • Philippine passport data page (most recent)
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Foreign passport data page
  • 5 coloured photos, 4.5 x 3.5

Derivative reacquisition/retention (if applicable):

Include two (2) complete sets of the following documents of the minor child:

  • Philippine birth certificate or foreign birth certificate
  • Philippine passport data page (most recent)
  • Certificate of Naturalization (if applicable)
  • Certificate of Registration as foreign national (if applicable)
  • Foreign passport data page
  • 5 coloured photos, 4.5 x 3.5

Step 2: If the name of the applicant in his/her birth certificate or other documents submitted is different from his/her foreign passport and other documents, the applicant shall execute an affidavit explaining such difference, and attach as supporting documents at least 2 public or private documents showing the correct name of the applicant.

Step 3: Submit the documents, personally or by mail to the Consular Section (Attention Citizenship Reacquisition Section), Philippine Embassy, 6 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG.

If submitting personally, applicants may walk in between 4:00 to 6:00 PM, Mondays to Fridays, to submit their application.

If submitting by mail, include a postal money order (UK residents) or bank draft (Ireland, Isle of Man, Guernsey, and Jersey residents) in the amount of £46.00 for the principal and £23.00 per dependant, if applicable, payable to the Philippine Embassy London.

Step 5: Wait for notice from the Philippine Embassy on the action on the petition. If the petition has been approved, the Embassy will give the applicant an appointment for his/her oath-taking.

Step 6: Appear in person on the date and time of appointment.

Step 7: Take the Oath of Allegiance. A consular officer will administer the oath.

Step 8: Receive your original Identification Certificate, Order of Approval, and Oath of Allegiance.

Important reminders:

  • Applicants are encouraged to wear business or smart casual attire for the oath-taking.
  • Include the contact details of the applicant (email, mobile number, landline number) in the application, for ease in coordination.
  • The Consular Section encourages applicants to submit their application in person to ensure the completeness and sufficiency of the submitted documents.
  • For queries or clarifications on citizenship reacquisition, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..