How to Get Certificate of Nationality – Philippine Citizens or Filipino

As a response from those who ask how to get a certificate of nationality for citizens of the Philippines, I made this post. This certificate /paper / document is usually requested by those Filipinos who are applying and processing acquisition of Japanese citizenship in the embassy of Japan.

Some countries like India, UK, Ireland, Australia, USA call this important document as that but in the Philippines, we simple call it birth certificate as it bears and gives the personal information and details about the person like his complete name, citizenship, country of birth, birthdate and many more.

What matters is the certificate bears the true nationality of the owner. The parents’ nationality also concludes the nationality of the applicant. Thus, the birth certificate can serve as this certificate.

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The usual requirements to processing of Japanese citizenship for Filipino citizens are listed below.

Requirements for Certificate of Nationality for Acquisition of Japanese Citizenship

  • Two (2) photocopies of the data and visa pages of the valid Philippine passport.
  • Original birth certificate authenticated by PSA and the DFA plus one (1) copy of every page.
  • If born in Japan or other countries: certified true copy of the Report of Birth issued by any Philippine Embassy or Consulate office
  • If married in the Philippines, original marriage certificate from PSA authenticated by the DFA plus one (1) copy of every page
  • If married in Japan or other countries, certified true copy of the Report of Marriage from any Philippine Embassy or Consulate office
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17 thoughts on “How to Get Certificate of Nationality – Philippine Citizens or Filipino”

  1. What do you mean by Original birth certificate authenticated by PSA and the DFA plus one (1) copy of every page. Do i get 2 birth certificate to autenticate?

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  2. for a chinese citizen and born in china, and married a Filipina and stayed here contineously for 20 years what are other requirements?

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  3. A bit confusing…..The above list of requirements are needed for the issuance of a Certificate of Nationality….so my question is, the above list is required by whom? Japan?… What Agency? if Philippines? again what govt agency? what specific govt agency requires them so the Certificate of Nationality can be issued? Im a Filipino and holder of a Philippine Passport… so i need a Certificate of Nationality certifying that I am a Filipino….. so i assume the above documents is required to be submitted to a specific govt agency…..but which one? Who issues this certificate of Nationality? DFA? NSO? Local City Registrars office? thank you..

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  4. my sister is anjie mulod and i want to get.. him for resident visa to stay int the what is the step we will do and what is the requirement we nwwded thanks

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  5. Hi,im jazmine from philippines! I just want to ask..i’m 19 years old… Bout how to have citizenship in japan because i was born there and i lived there for almost 5years and after that i migrated here in the philippines for almost 14 years and i grew up here and then when i was 18 i came back again in japan to have 1 month vacation… So can you give some any suggestions? Thankyou.

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  6. I like you Philippine country i want Philippine citizen ship, but i am indian, but i will try Philippine citizen ship,i am working in Malaysia

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  7. hi! just wanna ask, my sister barely need that certificate of filipino nationality but she dont have a passport now because she used other passport to enter japan, but now she wanted to correct it she was applying for a passport now but she barely need that certificate of filipino nationalty. how can she get it? can anyone knows about this?

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  8. My husband is Jordinian and i want to get him for resident visa to stay int the phils what is the 1st step we will do and what is the requirement we needed.

    thanks

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