Who is Eligible for Philippine Citizenship by Birth?


Anyone born to at least one Philippine parent, regardless of their place of birth, is entitled to Philippine citizenship. If you or your child were born outside of the Philippines, you can register the birth at the nearest Philippine Consulate.

We receive many inquiries on how to obtain Philippine Citizenship by descent from people whose parents were born in the Philippines and who live in the United States. If this is the case for you, you can obtain Philippine citizenship by registering at the closest Philippine Consulate.

You will need the original and a photocopy of:

  • Your original birth certificate
  • Your Philippine parent’s original birth certificate, issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO)/Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).
  • The Foreign Naturalization Certificate.
  • Your ID.
  • Your Filipino parent’s ID.
  • Your non-Filipino parent’s ID.
  • The RA 9225 Document Request Form.
  • The Dual Citizenship Appointment Request Form.

You can download the forms you need from the consular services section of the Embassy of the Philippines website.

You will also need to book an in-person appointment at the nearest Philippine Consulate to bring in your documents.