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  1. 1. FILIPINO CITIZENSHIP HOW TO ACQUIRE CITIZENSHIP
  2. 2. Philippine Citizenship Law There are three bases of Philippine Nationality Law :  By Birth  By Blood  By Naturalization
  3. 3. By Birth ( Jus Soli ) - you’re an automatic citizen if you were born in the Philippines soil or territory. By Blood ( Jus Sanguinis ) - You are a citizen if any of your parents is a Filipino citizen on your birthdate according to the Philippine Nationality Law. By Naturalization - is an judicial act of adopting a foreigner and clothing him with the privileges of a native-born citizen.
  4. 4. • Be over 21 years of age on the day of the petition • Have lived in the Philippines for at least a 10 year continuous period. • Be of good moral character and support the Philippine constitution • Have a minimum of P5,000 in real estate, money or have a lucrative job • Must be able to speak or read English, Spanish or one of the other main languages of the country • If the applicant has minor children they must have been enrolled in a school recognized by the Bureau of Education . There are several criteria required in order for a foreign person to become naturalized as a Filipino Citizen. If you weren’t born in the Philippines and your parents are not Filipinos then you will have to meet these certain criteria in order to apply for citizenship:
  5. 5. 1. The courts – if you are a foreigner who has married a Filipino then a judicial process will allow you to become a Filipino citizen . 2. The office of the Solicitor General – the OSG ha the power to approve petitions for Naturalization. The processing fee is around P40,000. 3. An at of congress – if you have made a significant contribution to public life in the Philippines your application to become naturalized can be sponsored by a senator or congressman. Depending on your situation there are three main routes to becoming a Naturalized Filipino citizen .

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