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#1 Hopeful

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 04:56 AM

Hi,

 

My wife is now an American citizen.  Her Philippine passport, still in her maiden name, expired a while ago.  She has never reported her marriage to the Philippine government.  And we have no children yet.

 

She would like to:

  1. Renew her Philippine citizenship – that is, be a dual citizen
  2. Report her marriage
  3. Get a new passport in her married name.

We live in Pennsylvania and would have to use the consulate in New York City.

 

What is the best way to go about getting this done?  What are the steps we need to take?  Looking at the consulate website it looks like you fill out a dual citizen application and can either mail it in asking for an appointment or you can just show up in person with it some morning. 

 

We’d like to get all three things mentioned above done in one long day in New York, if possible.  Of

course, the actual resulting documents would be mailed to us later.  What’s the best way to go about trying to get that done?  Or, do we have to report her marriage before going in for dual citizenship?

 

They do have an email we can contact them thru, but before doing that I’d like to get the benefit of what members here have to say.

 

Thanks!



#2 MrkGrismer

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 01:00 PM

Passport Renewal: http://www.philippin...w-york/#renewal

Report of Marriage: http://www.philippin...-york/#marriage

Dual Citizenship: http://www.philippin...ew-york/#npdual

Also watch the consulate news page for when/if they do an outreach closer to you ( http://www.newyorkpc...-press-releases ), in 2011 they did one in Mass (I know, wrong direction), but it doesn't list any others so it might not be common for them.

You should be able to get them all done on the same day, but the passport will be mailed to you. You should pick up a fedex or similar document envelope to pre-pay and self-address because if it is available there they will probably overcharge you for it.

Note on the passport:

07 February 2013
DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS IN THE PASSPORT PRINTING FACILITY IN MANILA, RELEASING WILL BE DELAYED BY TWO WEEKS. PASSPORTS WILL BE READY FOR PICK UP OR MAILING 8 TO 10 WEEKS AFTER APPLICATION.
WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. - See more at: http://www.newyorkpc...h.kswHkt53.dpuf


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