Checklist of Documentary Requirements for Petition for Retention/Re-Acquisition of Philippine Citizenship under R.A. 9225



(Former natural-born Philippine citizens
who acquired foreign citizenship by naturalization)

  1. Accomplished, verified petition/application form (BI Form 2014-01-005 Rev 1);
  2. Two (2) pieces 2×2 photograph with white background and must be taken within the last three months from the date of application;
  3. Two (2) original copies of Oath of Allegiance to be taken before an authorized Bureau of Immigration (BI) Legal Officer;
  4. If the Oath of Allegiance cannot be taken before an authorized BI Legal Officer, submit the following:
    a. Two (2) original copies of Oath of Allegiance taken before any person duly authorized to administer oath; AND
    b. Affidavit of justification/explanation stating the reason why the Oath of Allegiance was not taken before the said BI Legal Officer;
  5. ORIGINAL COPY of proof as natural-born Philippine citizen (e.g. Philippine Birth Certificate, cancelled Philippine passport (to be placed in an envelope), 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;
  6. Original and photocopy of valid foreign passport;
  7. 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;
  8. For BI-Registered Aliens: (submit Affidavit of Loss if (a) and/or (b) are lost)
    a. Original ACR I-Card or Alien Certificate of Registration; and
    b. Original Immigrant Certificate of Residence (ICR) or Certificate of Residence for Temporary Visitor (CRTV).
  9. In case of variance between the applicant’s name as appearing in his/her Birth Certificate or other documents to prove his/her being former natural-born Philippine citizen and his/her name in the foreign passport’s machine readable zone (MRZ) or biographical page or Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship or any document proving foreign citizenship, submit the following:
    a. Affidavit of One and the Same Person executed by the applicant acknowledging all obligations, responsibilities and liabilities under all names AND an explanation on the discrepancies, and
    b. Substantial proof on how the applicant acquired the varied name/s, such as but not limited to:
    i. Marriage Certificate;
    ii. Annotation in the passport or Birth Certificate of the varied name;
    iii. Judicial Decree of Change of Name, Adoption, Annulment or Declaration of Nullity of Marriage, and Divorce or equivalent document;
    iv. Annotation in the Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship of the varied name; or
    v. Philippine issued official document indicating the varying name/s.

CHECKLIST OF DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH DEPENDENT CHILD

  1. Accomplished Supplement for Dependent Form (BI Form 2014-01-006 Rev 1);
  2. Two (2) pieces 2×2 photograph with white background and must be taken within the last three months from the date of application;
  3. Photocopy of Birth Certificate of Dependent Child;
  4. Photocopy of valid foreign passport bio-page of Dependent Child; and
  5. For Dependent Child who are BI-Registered Aliens: (submit Affidavit of Loss executed by Principal if (a) and/or (b) are lost)
    a. Original ACR I-Card or Alien Certificate of Registration; and
    b. Original Immigrant Certificate of Residence (ICR) or Certificate of Residence for Temporary Visitor (CRTV).