Application for Dual Citizenship

This is from the website of the Philippine Embassy in Korea…

Application for Retention and Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship may be filed at the Philippine Embassy in Seoul pursuant to Republic Act No. 9225 otherwise known as the “Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations.
All natural born Filipinos who have lost their Philippine citizenship due to naturalization as a citizen of another country may file a Petition for Retention and Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship and may include in the Petition, their unmarried children, below eighteen (18) years of age .
1. Accomplished Application Form
2. Accomplished Petition for Retention and Reacquisition of Philippine Citizenship
3. Six (6) recent 2×2 colored pictures. front view over white background
4. Two (2) recent 2×2 colored pictures, left and right side view
5. The original and two photocopies each of the following documents. The original documents must be shown to the Embassy for verification:
• For those born in the Philippines, NSO authenticated birth certificate or old Philippine passport . For those born abroad, Report of Birth (filed with the Foreign Service Post) or foreign issued Birth Certificate
• Certificate of Naturalization in a foreign country
• Foreign issued passport
• Marriage Certificate for married women (translated to English)
• For Bureau of Immigration registered applicants :
– Alien Certificate of Registration (ACR)
– Immigrant Certificate of Residence (ICR)
6. Fee of US $ 50.00 or KW 67,100 and US$ 25.00 or KW 33.550 for each dependent
Upon submission of the above requirements, the Embassy will evaluate the application and schedule the date for the Oath of Allegiance (in prescribed form) before the consular officer. The Embassy will issue an Order of Approval and an Identification Certificate. Thereafter, the applicant may schedule an appointment for the application of an ePassport at the Philippine Embassy.

I am not really sure if this is applicable for all Filipinos who are Korean citizens. From what I remember, only Filipinos who had their application for Korean citizenship approved from July 1, 2010 may be eligible to apply for dual citizenship. I could be wrong though.


  1. really? oh my if that’s true they’re so unfair. I hope it won’t. Thanks for the information ^^ more power in this site.

  2. miss betchay, how can i apply dual citizenship for my baby?? what do i need to do and what are the requirements…thanks po^^

      1. hi ms. betchay, 6 month old na po ang baby boy ko..^^so punta lang po ako sa phil embassy sa seoul.. what do i need to bring po? thanks

          1. same procedure and requirement din po ba if ang father ay korean? based on my understanding po kase ay both filipino yung nkalagay…thanks po

  3. Miss betchay, ask ko lng po mag papadual citizen po kc ako sa korean baby ko po ngayong april 25 ang tanong ko po kung pwd b p b yong passport ko until april 30 2012 nalang po kasi.

    1. Hi Mylyn! Ipa-renew mo ang passport mo. Wala naman kaso ang passport eh, ang citizenship mo. Kung Filipino citizen ka ng ipinanganak mo anak mo, pwede siya dual citizen. Pero ipa-renew mo passport mo kasi pag nag-renew ka ng visa kailangan valid ang passport.

      1. ok po, pero ano po bang mga requirements s pag papa dual citizen ng korean baby ko po. Tsaka mag kano po ang bayad.

        1. Miss Betchay ask ko lng papaano po ba mag pa appoint para sa dual citizen ng anak ko po. May nakita po akong online reservation pero para sa epassport po pl yon.

          1. hi mylyn, kamusta,naka apply ka ba ng dual citizenship para sa baby mo???ask ko lng what are the requirements and how much? and procedure aw well,,,thanks very much…\

          2. Hi pottershandclay! I-report mo sa Philippine Embassy ang pagkapanganak ng baby mo. Eto ang requirements mula sa Philippine Embassy website:
            Reports of Birth & New Passports for Children
            A child born in Korea to both Filipino parents or to one (1) parent who is a Filipino citizen should be registered at the Philippine Embassy as soon as possible. The birth must be reported to the Embassy within twelve (12) months after the birth of the child.
            Go to and schedule an appointment for your baby.
            Call the APPOINTMENT HOTLINE NUMBER at 010-9385-0535 (from 1:30pm to 5:30pm Mon-Fri) if you have a problem or question scheduling an appointment online.
            Procedure on Date of Appointment:
            Step 1 Check the name on the list of applicants with appointment for the day.
            A parent of the child should submit four (4) original copies of the Report of Birth. (download form)
            Personal appearance of the baby is required for picture taking.
            Parents who fail to register the birth of their children within one year from their birth must submit an Affidavit of Late Registration of Birth. (download form)
            Prepare the original copy and four (4) photocopies each: Birth certificate of the child with English translation
            Valid Philippine passports of both parents
            For married couples, NSO-Authenticated Marriage Contract of parents
            If the parents have already renounced their Filipino citizenship at the time of report, the parents must also submit their Birth Certificates and Certificate of Renunciation.
            For unmarried couples, the father must submit an Affidavit of Admission of Paternity and Consent to Use the Surname of the Father. (download form) Otherwise, only the mother’s name will be reflected in the Report of Birth.
            In case the child will travel to the Philippines without the parents, the parents must submit an Affidavit of Parental Consent (download form) together with a copy of the passports of the parents and the traveling companion.
            Wait for your name and number to be called at Window 4.
            Step 2 Present all requirements to Window 4, including the ePassport application form.
            Go to cashier and pay amount of US$ 25.00 or W 33,550 for Report of Birth and US$ 60.00 or W 80,520 in cash for ePassport. Please note that fees apply for affidavits that an applicant may be required to submit, depending on his or her case. An affidavit costs US$ 25.00 or W33,550.
            Keep your receipt and show it when you claim the ePassport.
            Step 3 Go to the encoder for encoding of data, picture-taking, taking of fingerprints and digital signature.
            Claim the ePassport after six (6) weeks or request for delivery service.

          3. Hello!.. po pottershandclay tapos na po ako. Fill up ka ng report of Birth doon s phil. embassy my form doon. Birth cert. ng baby mo (English translated)Affidavit of Late Registration of Birth(w/ notarial) kung lampas na ng 1 yr. old yang baby mo. Marriage contrct(NSO authenticated), passport nyo mag asawa. Lahat ng requirements xerox mo ng tig aapat. 67,100 won ang bayad. Pwd ring tsaka mo na ikuha ng passport ung bata kapag magbakasyon kau sa Pinas. Pwd ring ikuha mo agad nasa iyo po. Ang akin kc po tsaka ko na ikuha kapag mag bakasyon km sa Pinas para di ma expire agad.Ang passport po 80,520 won ang bayad.

  4. Miss Betchay ask ko lang po papaano po ba mag papa appoint para sa dual citizen ng anak ko. may nakita akong online reservation pero yon ay para sa epassport.

  5. Miss Betchay itatanong ko lng po, ipapa dual citizen ko yong anak ko ngayong 25 po, pwde po bang tsaka ko nalang sya ikuha ng phil. passport kapag nagbakasyon km sa pinas po kumbaga e reregister ko lang sya doon.

  6. Miss Betchay ok lng po b kng tsaka ko nlng ikuha ng phil. passport ung korean baby ko po kc matagal p nmn km magbakasyon sa pinas po.

  7. hello po..magandang araw po..ask ko lang po kung puede ko po bang kuhanan ng dual citizenship ang anak ko through online?sa korea ko po pinanganak ang panganay na anak ko at kasalukuyang nakatira po kami ngayon dito sa hawaii..nag inquire po ako dito sa philippine embassy dito sa hawaii ang sabi po sa akin hindi ko po puedeng iapply ng dual citizenship ang anak ko dito..kailangan daw po kung saan ko sya pinanganak dun ko raw po sya puedeng kuhanan ng dual citizenship nya..ano po ba ang ways para makuhanan ko ng dual citizenship ang aking anak?ako poy umaasa sa inyong kasagutan ukol dito..maraming salamat po.

    1. Hi Ana! Anong nationality ng anak mo? Korean citizen ba siya? At ikaw ay Filipino citizen? Kasi depende sa sirkumstansya mo.

      1. american citizen po ang anak ko at ako po ay pilipino citizen..asawa ko po amerikano at dyan ko po sa korea pinanganak ang anak ko..6months po sya nung umalis kami ng korea..paano ko po sya puedeng kuhanan ng dual citizen since dito po kami sa hawaii..puede ko po ba syang iapply through online or ano po ba ang way para makuhanan ko ang anak ko ng dual citizen?may balak po kasi kaming magbakasyon ng medyo matagal sa pilipinas..sana po ay makakuha ako ng kasagutan ukol dito..maraming salamat po.

        1. Hi Ana! Since Filipino citizen ka nang ipinanganak mo ang anak mo, automatic na Filipino citizen siya. Kailangan na i-report mo ang pagkapanganak ng bata sa Philippine Embassy noong wala pa siyang isang taon. Nai-report mo ba ang pagkapanganak niya?

  8. Hi Ms. Betchay, gusto ko po magpa-dual citizenship, I’m married to Korean, though not yet fluent to speak Korean language. Ano po ba ang requirements? Pauwi uwi po ako ng Pilipinas pero if accumulated ang pag-stay ko dito sa KOrea, more than 2yrs na rin po. May chance po ba ako?

  9. hello po.. nakaasawa po ako ng korean last dec. 10 2010 at dito na poh kami tumira sa korea..ngayun may anak na kami mag apat na buwan na my korean passport na din siya kc magbakasyun kamih sa pinas this coming dec. 18 tapos balik kami dito sa korea dec. 27…need ko lang po ung panu mag apply ng dual nationality ng anak ko na korean and philippine nationality ako naman di pa dual citizine kc 1 yr and 7 months pa lang ako dito.anu po bang dapat uunahin mag apply? ako bah or anak ko muna..?at anu po bang mga kailangan na requirements? at pwedi ba dito nalng kami mag apply ng dual nationality ng anak namin sa philippine embassy in korea at dito narin kamih kukuha ng philippine passport ng anak namin… ? pwedi po ba yun?

    1. Hi Jennifer! Hindi niya kailangan ng hiwalay na passport. Pagdating mo sa Pilipinas, sabihin mo bigyan ng balikbayan visa ang anak mo. Kung gusto mo silang magka-Philippine passport, i-register mo sila sa Philippine Embassy sa Seoul.

  10. Good morning po…dual citizen na po ako ask ko lang po kung pwede kong ipresent both passport ko sa immigration…at ganun din po sa mga anak ko thank you po

      1. Good evening po…di po ba ako overstayer na dahil one year na akong nandito sa pinas korean passport ang ginamit ko nang mag entry ako dito sa pinas…if so ano po ang dapat kong gawin…and one more thing plan ko po magtour sa america aling passport po ba ang mas madali akong maaaprubahan ng visa?…thank you po

        1. Hi Shellane! Sa US hindi mo kailangan ng visa kung mag stay ka ng less than 90 days gamit ang Korean passport mo. Kailangan mo lang mag apply ng authorization online. Yung isang concern mo Filipino citizen ka rin naman so pag nag exit ka pakita mo lang yung dalawa mong passports. Pero pagpasok mo ng Korea dapat Korean passport ang gamit mo.

          1. Good evening po…thank you po sa information pero mayrun pa po akong itatanong iniinvite po ako ng friend ko sa America ano po ba ang mga dapat nyang gawin at dapat ko ding gawin para ma isyuhan ako ng visa…pasensya na po kayo kung makulit ako……

  11. Pwede nyo po ba akong bigyan ng website para po sa pag apply ng authorization online…..thank you po uli

  12. hi poh ask q lng poh regarding sa daughther q dual citizen poh xa ano poh ba dapat yang gamitin passport ung sa philippines passport or ireland passport ppunta poh xa sa ireland kailangan pa poh ba nya ng CFO certifecate??? thanks

  13. Hi i’m a filipina married to korean…i just want to ask regarding the changes of rules since april 2014..especially after acquiring the residence to korea…what shall i prepare for a future application of citizenship..
    since i heard i have to undergo a Test called TOPIK
    what are the difference now…

  14. Hello po Ms. Ms. Bechay… pwede mag ask about dual citizenship?.. Kapag magpa dual citizenship po ako hindi ba maapektuhan ang korean citizenship ko?.. salamat…

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