The Pag-IBIG Fund Office in London has permanently closed. Filipinos in the UK and Ireland may consult directly with a Pag-IBIG Fund Representative by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sentro Rizal London is the Philippine Embassy’s primary platform for Philippine cultural education. It is a resource center on everything about Philippine history and culture and an gallery featuring engaging stories about the Philippines and the Filipino people. Sentro Rizal London was established through a collaboration with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts, pursuant to the Philippine National Cultural Heritage Act of 2009.

Sentro Rizal London is open to collaborations with those who share the same passion for sharing the story Philippine history and heritage in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

For more information on the Sentro Rizal programme, click here.

Social Security System (SSS)

If you have been an SSS member in the Philippines, you can continue your membership.  It is our policy that once a member, always a member, and you can never lose premium contributions for life.  We also offer you the chance to continue paying your premiums and avail of the following benefits: 

  • Maternity
  • Sickness
  • Partial/Permanent Disability
  • Retirement with 13th month pay or Christmas bonus
  • Death
  • Funeral or Burial

You can join also the SSS Flexi-fund Program or Provident fund by investing any amount (not lower than Php 200.00) on top of your monthly premium contribution (which should be in the maximum which is Php 1,560.00) and enjoy high interest earnings. Your investment including the interest may be withdrawn anytime, especially in time of need.

You can check and monitor your SSS contributions payment and Flexi-fund investment at our website.

If you are not yet a member of SSS, then this is the chance for you to get started and protect yourself and your loved ones back home.


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, by mail, to the Consular Section (Attention Citizenship Reacquisition Section), Philippine Embassy, 6 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG. 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.

For queries or clarifications on citizenship reacquisition, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.