Applicants who wish to take their Oath of Allegiance as part of the RA9225/Dual Citizenship application during the Mobile Consular Mission in Auckland on 7-11 February 2018 must submit their application in advance. The Embassy should receive applications on or before 21 January 2019 to be included in the oath taking ceremony during the Mobile Consular Mission. For information on the Mobile Consular Mission in Auckland, please watch out for future announcements of the Embassy.

Maraming salamat po.



We are pleased to announce that we will be conducting a Mobile Consular Mission in Auckland on 7-11 February 2019. Online booking will be opened/ available on Monday, 21 January 2019, 6:00 PM. Venue of the mobile will be confirmed at a later time.

Services that will be offered during the Mobile are Passporting, Authentication and Notarials, Civil Registry, and NBI Fingerprinting. For applicants who wish to apply for Dual Citizenship and take their Oath of Allegiance during the Auckland Mobile, please submit your application form and all documentary requirements before 21 January 2019.

Thank you very much and Mabuhay!


Nais po naming ipaalam sa publiko na ang Pasuguan ng Pilipinas ay magtutungo sa Auckland para sa isang Mobile Consular Mission sa 7-11 ng February 2019. Ang online appointment ay magbubukas sa Lunes, 21 January 2019, 6:00 PM (gabi). Ang lugar ng mobile ay aming iaanunsyo sa mga susunod na araw.

Ang mga serbisyo po na available sa Mobile ay Passporting, Authentication and Notarials, Civil Registry, at NBI Fingerprinting. Sa mga gustong mag apply ng Dual Citizenship at mag Oath of Allegiance sa Auckland Mobile, maaarin pong isumite ang inyong application at requirements bago mag 21 January 2019.

Maraming salamat po at Mabuhay!



In accordance with Republic Act No. 9174, pursuant to Republic Act No. 6768, known as the “Balikbayan” Program, a “balikbayan” is defined as the following:

  • A Filipino citizen who has been continuously out of the Philippines for a period of at least one (1) year;
  • A Filipino overseas worker; or
  • A former Filipino citizen and his or her family, who had been naturalized in a foreign country and comes or returns to the Philippines.


The eligible participant or the principal “balikbayan” in the program shall be entitled to tax-exempt maximum purchase in the amount of One Thousand Five Hundred U.S. Dollars (U.S.$1,500.00) or its equivalent in Philippine Peso and in other acceptable foreign currencies at all government-owned and –controlled/operated duty-free shops.

In addition to the above-cited privilege, the “balikbayan” and family members (foreign spouse and minor children) who are foreign passport holders are allowed visa-free entry to the Philippines for a maximum stay of one (1) year from the date of their arrival in the country and each time they enter the country, but only when traveling together with the principal “balikbayan.”

To avail of this privilege, the principal “balikbayan” must present any of the following:

  • Old Philippine passport or Philippine Birth Certificate
  • Foreign naturalization papers to show former Philippine citizenship; or
  • Certification from adopted country

In case of qualified family members of the “balikbayan,” the following should be presented:

  • Birth certificate, in case of children
  • Marriage certificate, in case of spouse
  • Adoption papers, in case of legally adopted children

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