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Philippines - Apply for Affirmation of Recognition as Filipino Citizen

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Procedure[edit]

  1. Gather the checklist of required documents from either at the Public Information and Assistance Unit (PIAU) at BI G/F Main Office or from the official BI Website.
  2. Submit the documents for pre-screening to the Central Receiving Unit (CRU)
  3. Get the Order of Payment Slip (OPS).
  4. Pay the required fees.
  5. Submit copy of Official Receipt.
  6. Attend hearing. Please refer to the Official Receipt for the schedule and venue of the hearing.
  7. If approved, claim Identification Certificate.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • letter request addressed to the Commissioner from either of the applicant's father/mother or both parents, or from the legal guardian (if the applicant is below 18 years old)
  • photocopy of the applicant's passport bio-page
  • photocopy of the petitioning parent/s' passport bio-page
  • order of recognition and Filipino Identification Certificate issued by the Bureau, if already issued.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Bureau of Immigration
Address: Magallanes Dr, Intramuros, Manila, 1002 Metro Manila
Trunkline: (02) 8465 2400
Directory - Main Office
Bureau of Immigration Other Offices

Department of Foreign Affairs
DFA Home Office
2330 Roxas Boulevard
Pasay City
Metro Manila, Philippines

Office of Consular Affairs
Bradco Avenue, corner
Macapagal Boulevard
ASEANA Business Park
Paranaque City, Metro Manila
Philippines

Telephone:(632) 8 834-4000 (632) 8 834-3000
8 234 3488 (For Passport Appointment Concerns)
8 651 9400 (For Passport, Authentication, & Other Consular Inquiries)

Philippine Embassies and Consulates


Note: NTC issued Memorandum Order No. 10-10-2017 last October 27, 2017, directing all telecommunications providers in the country to migrate all its customers to eight-digit telephone numbers.

3000-YYYY to 3499-YYYY – Bayan Telecommunications, Inc.
6000-YYYY to 6699-YYYY – ABS-CBN Converge, Inc.
6700-YYYY to 6999-YYYY – Eastern Telecommunication Philippines/ Telecommunications Technologies Philippines Inc.
7XXX-YYYY – Globe Telecom, Inc./ Innove Communications, Inc.
8XXX-YYYY – PLDT, Inc./ Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc.

A customer who still incorrectly dials the old seven-digit number will hear a special announcement saying the format has been changed to eight-digit, for a period of three months after the migration (March 18, 2019 to June 17, 2019).

To know more: Migration to 8-Digit Landline Number

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Eligibility[edit]

A foreign national who was recognized as Filipino citizen for a certain period of time.



Fees[edit]

  • Certification Fee: 500. 00
  • DOJ Processing Fee: 500. 00
  • Legal Research Fee: 10. 00
  • Identification Certificate: 3, 000. 00
  • Service Fee: 5, 000. 00
  • Legal Research Fee (LRF) for each immigration fee except Head Tax and Fines: 30. 00
  • Express Fee (Certification): 500. 00
  • Express Fee (Filing): 500. 00
  • Express Fee (IC Processing): 500. 00
  • TOTAL: PHP 11, 540. 00



Validity[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



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Instructions[edit]

This service is currently available at the Bureau of Immigration's Main Office. You may use the contact information below to ask if you may submit your application at a Regional Office.



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2. City or County of Birth.



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Need for the Document[edit]

Following are the procedures on how to apply for affirmation of recognition as Filipino Citizen.



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External Links[edit]

Bureau of Immigration

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