Can children born in the UK to a Filipino parent apply for dual citizenship?

If a child is born to at least one Filipino parent, regardless of where he was born, is considered a “natural born” Filipino. Many Filipinos in the Uk are likely to satisfy this requirement and will therefore be considered “natural born” Filipino.

Can children born in the UK to a Filipino parent apply for dual citizenship? A child born to a parent with Philippine citizenship is considered a natural-born Filipino. This means you can also apply for dual citizenship for your child, who already holds British citizenship, provided you can prove that you had Philippine citizenship when he was born. It follows that he will also be entitled to a Philippine passport.

Who are the natural-born Filipinos? Natural-born Filipino citizens are those who are citizens of the Philippines from birth without having to perform any act to acquire or perfect their Philippine citizenship.

These are:

  • Those whose fathers or mothers are Filipino citizens at the time of their birth; and
  • Those born before January 17, 1973, of Filipino mothers, who elect Philippine citizenship upon reaching the age of majority.

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