|DUAL RECOGNITION A child with a U.S. passport and one Filipino parent
can obtain a letter from the Bureau of Immigration recognizing the
child as a Filipino citizen. The application requirements are listed
1. Letter request (notarized)
2. Birth certificate of child (NSO)
3. Birth certificate of petitioner (Filipino parent) (NSO)
4. Marriage contract of parents (NSO)
5. Child's passport
6. Parents passports (Picture and data page only)
7. Affidavit of citizenship executed by parents (2) (notarized)
8. Proof of Filipino citizenship of petitioner at time of the birth
of the child.
For Item 8 BI will accept the parent’s affidavit and PI passport.
For each item, you need the original and 5 copies. They will inspect
and return the passports and keep the copies. In all other cases
they will keep the originals and the copies. For the notarized items,
the notarized original and copies of that are acceptable.
Notary statements must include how the person identified himself/herself.
For example, a U.S. passport and the Filipino Parent’s Community
Cost of application: P1,510.
MORE ON DUAL RECOGNITION Last month we published an article regarding
the fact that a child with a U.S. passport and one Filipino parent
can obtain a letter from the Bureau of Immigration (BI) recognizing
the child as a Filipino citizen. The article listed the necessary
documents to be provided to start the process. A payment of P1,510
was made when the package was submitted.
MORE ON DUAL RECOGNITION This supplements the information in the
October and November 2001 newsletters. About 3 months after the
hearing, you will be summoned again to the Bureau of Immigration
(BI) in Manila. The child, regardless of age, must accompany the
Philippine parent for the taking of a thumbprint. Document fees
of P8, 520 are assessed, bringing the total expenditure to P10,
040. You will be given an appointment about a week later to pickup
the final documents recognizing the child as a Philippine citizen.