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hello Vj's members, I need an urgent advice and information. I am a naturalize us citizen and i have an emergency flight next month. I really want to apply the dual citizenship and new ph passport but i don't have enough time to do it now. I have no idea how long im gonna stay in the philippines but i will sure try to get the balikbayan stamp valid for 1 year. I will enter the PH with a US passport and ask for the BB stamp to be safe for immigration fee. My question is: can i apply my dual citizenship and a new US here before i leave and have all the documents sent to my address in the Philippines? I been trying to get to talk to anybody from the PH embassy in Washington DC but seems like nobody wants to answer the call. I even try calling the different department but still no answer. Please share your thought if anyone here have any experience about this matter.

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hello Vj's members, I need an urgent advice and information. I am a naturalize us citizen and i have an emergency flight next month. I really want to apply the dual citizenship and new ph passport but i don't have enough time to do it now. I have no idea how long im gonna stay in the philippines but i will sure try to get the balikbayan stamp valid for 1 year. I will enter the PH with a US passport and ask for the BB stamp to be safe for immigration fee. My question is: can i apply my dual citizenship and a new US here before i leave and have all the documents sent to my address in the Philippines? I been trying to get to talk to anybody from the PH embassy in Washington DC but seems like nobody wants to answer the call. I even try calling the different department but still no answer. Please share your thought if anyone here have any experience about this matter.

They will not forward any of your documents to you in the PI. Besides, I would trust that to happen. So, enter on your US passport and bring along your BC and MC. Show your passport and BC to avail of the Balikbayan Stamp. Then get your dual citizenship and new passport while in the PI. Document requirements are as follow to get your Dual citizenship.

Submit the original and one duplicate copy of the following required documents to apply for reacquisition of Philippine citizenship:

•One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of the duly-accomplished Dual Citizenship application form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink

•Copy of Philippine Birth Certificate (original to be presented before the oath taking, when applying by mail)

•Copies of Philippine and U.S. Passports (originals to be presented before the oath taking, when applying by mail)

•Copy of Marriage Certificate/Contract, for married women (original to be presented before the oath taking, when applying by mail)

•Copy of U.S. Naturalization Certificate (original to be presented before the oath taking, when applying by mail)

•Four (4) colored photos, 2” x 2”, taken within six months before the date of application, showing a clear front view of applicant’s face, with a white background. No sleeveless attire. Blurred or low quality photos are not accepted.

Verify the following once you arrive in the PI:

•Processing fee of $50.00 (non-refundable), payable in cash or money order made payable to "Embassy of the Philippines" (or "Philippine Consulate General", if application is made at one of the Philippine Consulates General in the U.S.). Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.

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Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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They will not forward any of your documents to you in the PI. Besides, I would trust that to happen. So, enter on your US passport and bring along your BC and MC. Show your passport and BC to avail of the Balikbayan Stamp. Then get your dual citizenship and new passport while in the PI. Document requirements are as follow to get your Dual citizenship.

Submit the original and one duplicate copy of the following required documents to apply for reacquisition of Philippine citizenship:

•One (1) original and one (1) photocopy of the duly-accomplished Dual Citizenship application form, typed or printed legibly in black or blue ink

•Copy of Philippine Birth Certificate (original to be presented before the oath taking, when applying by mail)

•Copies of Philippine and U.S. Passports (originals to be presented before the oath taking, when applying by mail)

•Copy of Marriage Certificate/Contract, for married women (original to be presented before the oath taking, when applying by mail)

•Copy of U.S. Naturalization Certificate (original to be presented before the oath taking, when applying by mail)

•Four (4) colored photos, 2” x 2”, taken within six months before the date of application, showing a clear front view of applicant’s face, with a white background. No sleeveless attire. Blurred or low quality photos are not accepted.

Verify the following once you arrive in the PI:

•Processing fee of $50.00 (non-refundable), payable in cash or money order made payable to "Embassy of the Philippines" (or "Philippine Consulate General", if application is made at one of the Philippine Consulates General in the U.S.). Personal checks and credit cards are not accepted.

thank you for your reply Greenbaum. i will do that. I have it all prepared. just dont know if i can do it here before leaving. But thanks alot :-)

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thank you for your reply Greenbaum. i will do that. I have it all prepared. just dont know if i can do it here before leaving. But thanks alot :-)

Gather your documents and complete the process while your in the Philippines. Your welcome.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Excellent document summary, but what is required for children, specifically 4 yo girl?

Everything minus the marriage stuff? Anything in addition?


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Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-17
I-130 Sent : 2014-06-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-06-25
I-130 RFE : 2014-08-11 (Wanted NSO Marriage Certificate, not LCR)
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-08-14
I-130 Approved : 2014-08-27
NVC Received : 2014-09-15
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Submit DS-261 : 2014-09-17
Send AOS Package : 2014-09-19
Receive IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Pay IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Received Interview Letter by E-mail: 2015-03-20 (May 5, 2015)
SLEC completed: 2015-04-22
Visa Approved: 2015-05-05
Visa Issued: 2015-05-15 (221g for no CENOMAR!)

Visa Received: 2015-05-21

POE: Chicago 2015-09-14

GC Received: 2015-11-17

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Excellent document summary, but what is required for children, specifically 4 yo girl?

Everything minus the marriage stuff? Anything in addition?

Same for her and yes minus marriage stuff and nothing else.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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