Today, Ku Yang wrote in with a few questions.
Here is Ku’s question:
Hi Bob, my father was an American military officer of Korean descent and my mother was a Filipina who is of Chinese descent. I was born in the Philippines when my father is stationed in the Philippines and at that time, my mother still holds Philippine citizenship. I was issued a Certificate of US Citizenship and US Passport simply because I am a US Military dependent. I did not elect my citizenship when I attained attained the age of majority (legal age)but nonetheless, I am using an American Passport when I later on migrated to Germany.
But since I have been endeared with the Philippines, it is my desire to settle down in the Philippines with my family and start a business. Hence, am I qualified to avail the benefits of the Philippine Dual Citizenship Law? If yes, what should I do? Would it also benefit my wife and minor children?
Your answer to my query would truly be appreciated Bob.
Thank you very much,
Hello Ku, thank you for writing in to our site. Your situation is complex! Many different countries involved, citizenships and such!
Because you were born in the Philippines, and your mother was a Philippine Citizen at the time of your birth, you should be eligible to become a Philippine Citizenship in addition to your US Citizenship. I would advise you to contact the Philippine Embassy or Consulate nearest to where you live. There are a couple of different ways to proceed, but I am sure the Philippine officials will be happy to advise you which method is easiest, least expensive and most reasonable for you.
Take care, and good luck.