Philippine Citizenship

Do you have to renounce your citizenship?

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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Citizenship through marriage?

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…

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Struggling with Citizenship Issues

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…

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Citizenship through legislation?

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…

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Does naturalization in the Philippines have tax implications?

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…

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I’m moving to the Philippines

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…

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