So, you’re telling me that you want to be a dual citizen? Philippines and US, UK, Australia, or whatever country you are from? Sorry, Charlie, you can’t do it. Why not? OK, I know, both your country and the Philippines allow Dual Citizenship, right? Yes, they do in most cases. In my case, I am […]
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Are you thinking of becoming a Philippine Citizen? If you are a foreigner living in the Philippines, it is something that you might consider. Many who have been here for many years do come to consider it, although few do it.
It takes a long time to become naturalized in the Philippines, and it is not cheap either. Another downside is that by law, you are required to relinquish your current citizenship. The Philippine Dual Citizenship law only covers those who were Philippine Citizens by birth.
Important articles to start learning about Philippine Citizenship
Struggling with Citizenship this article details my own struggle with citizenship. I have lived in the Philippines for nearly 2 decades and I have never returned to my home country, the USA (although I am considering making a trip this year). However, the price is high to become a Philippine Citizen (and I am mostly talking in non-monetary terms). Read my article and see if you think the same way.
Citizenship to live in the RP? Some people believe that you must be a Philippine Citizen if you wish to live in the Philippines. That is not true at all! Read this article to get answers about whether citizenship is required. Let me just say, I have been living in the Philippines for nearly 2 decades and I am not a Philippine Citizen, so that should give you the short answer!
Cost of Naturalization How much does naturalization cost? Well it is not cheap. Read this article to get the details.
Language Requirements If you wish to be a Philippine citizen, you will be required to learn one of the Philippine languages (not English). So, read this article to find out about the requirements and get busy! You can do it. I know, because I did! I can speak Bisaya fluently! I know you can do it too, and whether you want to be a citizen or not, you will find that speaking the language will greatly improve your life in the Philippines.
Citizenship through Marriage? Many people believe that by marrying a Philippine Citizen you will automatically become a Philippine citizen. Is it true? Well, you might be surprised. Read the article to get the scoop! Knowing the facts is always a good thing, making assumptions is never the right way to go!
You can always read the Philippine Citizenship archive to get all of the articles on the topic! Just scroll down and read the articles!
Lately, I have been getting a number of e-mail inquiries from readers who want to become Philippine Citizens, and they are asking if marriage to a Filipina will convey Philippine Citizenship to them. Let’s look at one of the questions I have gotten lately on this topic: Hi Bob, I got married to a lady […]
I have been living in the Philippines for a dozen years already, probably more than that by the time you read this. In all of that time, I have never been back to my country of citizenship, the USA. Really, I have no desire to go back and probably never will. I really can’t think […]
Yep, you read the title correctly. Did you know that it is possible to obtain Philippine Citizenship through legislation? How? Why? Who can get it? Well, the truth is, if you are a foreigner and have made some contribution to the country, or done something that has brought honor or other good things for the […]
I recently read a very interesting article in the Philippine Star newspaper regarding United States taxation policies in regard to Americans who live overseas (particularly those in Asia) and what happens if they become naturalized in the country where they reside. More and more Americans living outside the United States are renouncing their US citizenship […]
Over the past month or so, I have gotten several e-mails from different people all saying the same thing. I’m getting ready to move to the Philippines. Before I move, though, what do I need to do to get my citizenship? Well, first off, it is important to know that you do not need […]