DUAL CITIZENSHIP

Natural-born former Filipino citizens who have lost their citizenship by foreign naturalization may apply to re-acquire or retain their Philippine citizenship (Dual Citizenship) under Republic Act 9225, or the Citizenship Retention and Reacquisition Act of 2003.

Their qualified dependents (also known as “Derivative”) may also acquire Philippine citizenship under the same law, if they are included in the application.

Qualified dependents are those children of applicants, whether legitimate or illegitimate or adopted, natural-born Filipino or not, who are below 18 years old. There is a corresponding fee per beneficiary included in the application.

A child 18 years old or above who is a natural-born Filipino may apply in their own right.

However, children born in Australia of a Filipino parent, of whatever age, who are also considered as Australian citizens under Australian law, are also deemed Filipino citizens under Philippine law and need not apply for dual citizenship, unless they have expressly renounced their Philippine citizenship.

Kindly prepare TWO (2) SETS certified as true copies either by the NOTARY PUBLIC, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE or POLICE OFFICER

  1. Petition for Dual Citizenship Forms
    • Two (2) Original copies
    • Forms may be downloaded at this link:
      Dual_Form_1.pdf 
    • Kindly leave the applicant’s signature and date of application blank as it will be signed in the presence of the Consular Officer.
  2. Passport-sized colored photos with white background
    • Four (4) passport-sized photos (Two shall be attached to the application forms) taken within the last three (3) months
  3. Philippine Birth Certificate
  4. If PSA Birth Certificate is verified as not available through a certificate of no registration of birth from PSA, NSO or Local Registry Birth Certificate plus data page of Old Philippine Passport
  5. For Married Applicants, any of the following:
    • Married while still a Filipino citizen – PSA Marriage Certificate
    • Married when already an Australian citizen – Australian Marriage Certificate
    • Applicant had a previous marriage recorded in the Philippines – PSA Marriage Certificate with annotation of annulment, or declaration of nullity of the marriage, or recognition of foreign divorce, as the case may be, is required.
    • Applicant had a previous Australian marriage – Marriage Certificate and final divorce decree issued by the concerned Australian court or tribunal
  6. Australian Certificate of Naturalization
  7. Data Page of Australian/Foreign Passport
  8. In case of Discrepancy of Name from Certificate of Naturalization or Australian Passport
    • If the applicant’s name in the Philippine birth/marriage certificate differs from the name in the Certificate of Naturalization or Australian Passport other than those cited under #5, the applicant must show an official document that bears the current name,
    • Affidavit must be submitted to explain the change in name (fee will apply).
  9. Processing Fee of A$90.00
    • By Personal Application – A$90.00 Cash and Debit Card only
    • By Postal Application – A$90.00 by postal money order or bank cheque, payable to the Philippine Consulate General, in the exact amount. (This payment is non-refundable).

The petitioner may include in the application children of minor age (i.e., less than 18 years old and unmarried) as dependents.

  1. Identification Certificate Application Forms for Each Dependent;
  2. Passport-sized Colored Photos with White Background
    • Taken within the last three (3) months
    • Three (3) passport-sized colored photographs of each dependent
  3. Birth Certificate of Each Dependent
    • Original and Two (2) Certified True Copies by the Notary Public, Justice of Peace, or authorized Police Officer
    • If Born in the Philippines – PSA Birth Certificate
    • If Born in Australia when either of the parent is a Filipino citizen – PSA Report of Birth
    • If Born in Australia when the parent/s have been naturalized as Australian citizens – Australian Birth Certificate;
  4. Data page of Australian Passport;
    • Original and Two (2) Certified True Copies by the Notary Public, Justice of Peace, or authorized Police Officer
  5. Data page of Philippine Passport (if available);
    • Original and Two (2) Certified True Copies by the Notary Public, Justice of Peace, or authorized Police Officer
  6. Certificate of Australian Citizenship
    • Original and Two (2) Certified True Copies by the Notary Public, Justice of Peace, or authorized Police Officer for each dependent or of their parents
  7. Processing Fee for Each Dependent
    • By Personal Submission of Application – A$45.00 Cash and Debit Card only
    • By Postal Application – A$45.00 Postal money order or bank cheque, payable to the Philippine Consulate General, in the exact amount. (This payment is non-refundable).
  • Application for Dual Citizenship may be submitted to the Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne either by:
    1. By Personal Personal Submission of Application – Appointment is REQUIRED using the link below or
    2. By Postal Service addressed to the Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne located at Level 10, 257 Collins St., Melbourne 3000 VIC Australia.
  • Copies may be certified only by either the Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, or Police Officer.
  • Original submitted documents will be returned during oath-taking ceremony.
  • The Consulate may require additional documents to verify essential facts (e.g., Proof of Election of Philippine citizenship issued by Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines) or inconsistencies in the records.
  • The Philippine Consulate will not act on application forms that are incomplete and incorrectly accomplished.
  • If the applicant is unable to provide the additional documentary requirement within 3 months from notification by phone or by email, his/her dual citizenship application will be denied and returned. The applicant may, however, resubmit his/her application.
  • Type or print legibly all the information required into the appropriate spaces on the form.
  • If the information required is not applicable, please write “N/A”. Do not leave any item blank.
  • Ensure the correctness of the email address written in the application form where the approval and notice/schedule of in-person Oath Taking will be sent.
  • Prepare two (2) sets each in the order stated below and attach the photographs in the application form.
  • The Philippine Consulate assumes no responsibility for any delay, loss or damage in the mail or while the documents are in custody of the postal or courier service.
  • Applicants are reminded to copy or photograph the tracking numbers of all envelopes used and submitted.
  • Applicants will receive a notice email of the approval or disapproval of their applications.
  • One (1) postal money order may be made to cover fees for the applications of spouses and dependents (derivatives).
  • Original documents need not be submitted via mail or Australia Post. Only documents certified by the Notary Public, Justice of the Peace or Police Officer.
  • Dual citizens who were born and married in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania should file a Report of Birth and Report of Marriage at the Philippine Consulate General in Melbourne (if report has not yet been done) before Passport Application.
  • APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED for filing a Report of Birth and Report of Marriage using these links:
  • Dual Citizens will receive three (3) documents (i.e. Oath of Allegiance, Order and Identification Certificate) after oath-taking. Dependent (Minor) Dual Citizens will only receive an Identification Certificate. Original and Photocopies of these documents will be used during passport application.
  • Application for passport after taking an Oath of Allegiance as a dual citizen shall be considered as “NEW” Passport Application (i.e. Adult New or Minor New) and not renewal of passport.
  • APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED for Passport Application using this link: https://melbournepcg.dfa.gov.ph/consular-services/passport 
  • Upon personal submission / receipt by mail of complete documents, the Philippine Consulate will communicate with the applicant via email on the date of the oath-taking ceremony.
  • Kindly ensure that the correct email address is provided in the Petition for Dual Citizenship Forms.
  • Applicants shall wear APPROPRIATE ATTIRE (Preferably FILIPINIANA ATTIRE) during the oath-taking ceremony.
  • After the oath-taking ceremony, the applicant will be provided three (3) documents (Oath of Allegiance, Order and Identification Certificate), ORIGINAL and PHOTOCOPIES of these documents will be used in the application for Philippine Passport.
  • Kindly ensure the correctness of the information stated in the three (3) documents provided.
  • If the Applicant would like to apply for a Philippine Passport on the date of the oath-taking ceremony, kindly BOOK AN APPOINTMENT FOR PASSPORT APPLICATION, which is considered as a “NEW” application (i.e. Adult New or Minor New) and not as a renewal of passport.

APPOINTMENT FOR PERSONAL SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

BOOK HERE 

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