Recognition as Filipino
Overview of Our Services
Our Firm evaluates and, if complete, endorses the application
to the Bureau of Immigration (BI) for the issuance of the visa.
We will also help the applicant complete and/or prepare the
documentary requirements if necessary.
What is the process called
Recognition as Filipino?
This is an act of acknowledging
Filipino citizenship by a person who is a citizen of another state
or country, but whose father/mother was a Filipino citizen at the
time of the applicant's birth. This also recommended to applicants
who may not qualify for dual citizenship status.
Who Can Apply?
Under the 1987 Philippine
Constitution, any citizen of a foreign country whose father or
mother was a Filipino citizen at the time of his birth shall be
eligible for recognition as Filipino citizen.
If the applicant was born before the
effectivity of the 1973 Philippine Constitution, it is also required
that both parents were still Filipino citizens at the time of birth
of the applicant.
Guzman Taņedo & Acain
Alexander Llanes Acain, Jr.
Immigration Litigation Head