I got a note from Erik asking about dual citizenship.
Here is Erik’s question:
My father acquired US citizenship (and lost his Filipino citizenship) six months before I was born. If he were to reacquire his citizenship under RA 9225, would that make me eligible for Filipino citizenship as well? The wording of Section 2 of the Act seems to suggest that the intent is that his citizenship would be viewed as never having been lost, which would mean that he would retroactively be a Filipino citizen when I was born:
“It is hereby declared the policy of the State that all Philippine citizens who become citizens of another country shall be deemed not to have lost their Philippine citizenship under the conditions of this Act.”
Thanks! – Erik
Interesting case, and to be honest, I am not really 100% certain. I believe that you will not be able to obtain dual citizenship. However, that paragraph from the law that you quote does give me some pause, and a question in my mind.
If I were you, I would simply let my father apply for dual citizenship, then make an application myself after he gets it done. See what happens! The worst that can happen is that they will say no!
Good luck to you, Erik!