Renunciation of Philippine Citizenship

Renunciation of Philippine citizenship is a voluntary act of giving up your Philippine citizenship after acquiring foreign citizenship.

A Filipino citizen (natural-born or naturalized), at least 18 years of age, may renounce his/her Philippine citizenship.

What are the requirements in renouncing my Philippine citizenship?

  1. Online appointment: https://tokyopeconsularappointment.setmore.com/bookappointment
  2. Affidavit of Renunciation of Philippine Citizenship (form to be provided by the Embassy)
  3. Philippine passport (to be transmitted to the DFA in the Philippines)
  4. PSA-issued Birth Certificate
  5. Proof of acquisition of foreign citizenship (e.g. Certificate of Naturalization or Koseki tohon with record of naturalization for Japanese)
  6. Identification Document issued by the Japanese Government after naturalisation (e.g. valid passport, Driver’s License, My Number)
  7. English translation of all Japanese documents (e.g. Certificate of Naturalization, Koseki-tohon and IDs)
  8. For those who have retained/re-acquired Philippine citizenship (dual citizens) under RA9225, submit Identification Certificate, Oath of Allegiance and Order of Approval (originals for cancellation)
  9. One (1) self-addressed ¥520 letterpack envelope, if preferred release is through mail

Note:

  1. Bring original and five (5) photocopies in A-4 size paper of all documents required.
  2. Additional documents may be required based on the documents presented and special circumstances of the applicant.

What is the procedure in renouncing my Philippine citizenship?

1. On the day of the appointment, submit documentary requirements for assessment at Window 2.

2. Fill-out and sign the Affidavit

3. Decide on mode of processing and release of documents

  1. regular or expedited processing
  2. pick-up or by mail

4. Receive 2 transaction slips (1 to be presented to the Cashier; 1 is applicant’s personal copy with the letter pack’s tracking number if release is by mail)

5. Pay notarization fee at the Cashier

  1. ¥ 3,250 per document for regular processing (document is released after 3 working days from date of application)
  2. ¥ 4,550 per document for expedite processing (document is released on the next working day from date of application)

6. Receive official receipt from the Cashier.

Will I get a copy of my Affidavit of Renunciation of Philippine citizenship?

Yes, the applicant will be provided one (1) set of the notarized affidavit and supporting documents which will serve as the applicant’s copy. Three (3) sets of the documents will be forwarded to the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Philippine Statistics Authority, and the Bureau of Immigration. Another set will be retained at the Embassy for records purposes.

Release of notarised Affidavit of Renunciation of Philippine Citizenship:

  1. For pick-up, the applicant’s copy will be released on the date and time indicated in the transaction slip
  2. For release by mail, the letter pack (containing the applicant’s copy) will be released on the date indicated in the transaction slip. Status of the letter pack may be traced through Japan Post’s website by entering the tracking number indicated in the sticker affixed to the transaction slip.

Further queries on renunciation of Philippine citizenship may be sent to the Embassy’s Notarial unit at notarials@philembassy.net.