Whenever you need the government to do anything, no matter what country you are in, there are fees involved. No different here in the Philippines. How much are the various fees in order to become a Naturalized Citizen of the Philippines? Here is a list of fees that you may encounter. There may be additional […]
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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!
I got an e-mail this morning from Joseph. Joseph wants to live in the Philippines, and wonders about citizenship issues. Here is what Joseph had to say: Hi Bob, I am tired of life in America and I want to relocate to the Philippines. Can you tell me how to become a citizen of the […]
Recently, I have received a number of inquiries concerning language requirements for being naturalized as a Philippine Citizen. The law on this is clear: He must be able to speak and write English or Spanish and any one of the principal Philippine languages A number of people have stated to me that this means that […]
I got a note from Angela today with a question about becoming a Philippine Citizen. Here is what Angela had to say: I’ve been having a hard time finding information on this. I am an American and next year I will be marrying my fiancée, who is Filipino. We were planning on me living in […]
The Philippine Senate indeed was busy in 2011. There were lots of scandals for the Senate to investigate! But, did you know that the Legislature of the Philippines can convey Philippine Citizenship to foreigners that it deems worth? It’s true. By an act of the legislature, followed by a signature of the Philippine President, a […]
Legendary Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) import and Hall-of-Famer Billy Ray Bates, known fondly as the “Black Superman,” is “seriously considering” applying for a Filipino citizenship. Bates, who won championships while playing for Crispa and Ginebra in the 1980s, returned to the Philippines last October to be inducted to the PBA Hall of Fame. He was […]