dual citizenship?

can filipinos (philippines) have a dual citizenship? if yes, when did the law got approved? thanks.

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  • Phil
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    yes indeed, you can check the website below for official answers.

    Republic Act No. 9225 or the Citizenship Retention and Re-acquisition Act of 2003 is a law passed on 29 August 2003 which grants natural-born Filipinos who have lost their Filipino citizenship through naturalization in a foreign country, the opportunity to retain or re-acquire their Filipino citizenship.

    Before the passage of R.A. 9225, dual citizenship of some Filipinos already existed as result of the operation of nationality laws. For example, a child born in the United States of America of Filipino parents is an American citizen under US law, and a Filipino citizen under Philippine law. The child's American citizenship is derived from the principle of jus soli or place of birth, while his Philippine citizenship is derived from the principle of jus sanguinis or citizenship of his parents.

    The passage of R.A. 9225 makes it possible for Filipinos to hold dual citizenship through means other than by birth.

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