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The Embassy of the Philippines in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Requirements for RETENTION AND RE-ACQUISITION OF PHILIPPINE CITIZENSHIP RA 9225

 

Former Filipinos may re-acquire their Philippine citizenship through Republic Act (RA) 9225 or the Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act. This law, which took effect on 17 September 2003, declares that former natural-born Filipino citizens who acquired foreign citizenship through naturalization are deemed to have not lost their Philippine Citizenship under conditions provided in the Act, a former Filipino can re-acquire Philippine Citizenship by taking an Oath of Allegiance to the Republic of the Philippines.

  REQUIREMENTS FOR PRINCIPAL:

Confirmed online appointment (http://philembassyklappointment.biz

Duly accomplished, verified petition/application form for Retention and Re-acquisition of Philippine Citizenship;

Four(4) pieces passport size photograph with white background and must be taken within the last three months from the date of application;

Original and DFA authenticated copy of proof of natural-born Philippine citizenship (e.g. Philippine Birth Certificate, cancelled Philippine passport, Voter’s Identification Card, Philippine Marriage Certificate indicating the Philippine citizenship of the petitioner) or any other Philippine-issued official document proving natural-born Philippine citizenship;

Photocopy of Certificate of Naturalization or other naturalization documents, with English translation if written in other foreign language, or affidavit stating how and when foreign citizenship was acquired;

Original and photocopy of valid foreign passport;

DFA Authenticated Marriage Certificate, if married;

DFA Authenticated Death Certificate, if widowed; and

DFA Authenticated Court Decision to nullify the marriage, if annulled.

 

  REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH DEPENDENT CHILD:

Accomplished Supplement for Dependent Form;

Four(4) pieces passport size photograph with white background and must be taken within the last three months from the date of application;

Photocopy of Birth Certificate of Dependent Child; and

Photocopy of valid foreign passport bio-page of Dependent Child.

 

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Consular Fee : RM 240.00

Submission Time : 9:00 AM - 12:00 NN only

Processing Period : Processing of Documents - 3 working days

  Oath-taking-as scheduled

Forms : Application form for Retention and Re-acquisition of PH Citizenship and Supplement for Dependent form - click here

IMPORTANT:

Personal Appearance of the applicant is mandatory.

Clients are reminded to bring their complete sets of documents, including originals and photocopies, for their own convenience.