gapotwo Posted January 12, 2012 Posted January 12, 2012 Well i just got back from the Philippine embassy in LA .Got denied for my Dual citizenship application , for being a legitimate (legal) child to a spanish/filipina mother and a irish /american father. who were both born in the philippines. as i was also born in the philippines and lived there for 20 years. now that i am ready to come back for good, the philippine council tells me that the Philippines follows the Jus Sanguinis law. (AKA right of blood, ) And that i do not qualify because i have no philippine blood even if i was born and raised there, and that my birth was registered at the US. embassy , and that i am a foreign born US. citizen at birth in the Philippines, so i never aquired Philippine citizenship, whitch is recqired for duel citizenship. or for me to even get a balikbayan stamp.(single). And that my best bet would be to marry a filipina to get a visa, Now i tell you that even if the pinay is the prettyest girl in the world, i would not even think of marrying a stranger just to get into the Philippines, (my birth country). as much as i miss it and my home over there.And yes they also told me that i can legally own property that i aquired thru inheritance from my mother. but i cannot be a resident thru Right of blood.(Jus Sanguinis). Well after months of packing and half a$$ planning i guess i will enter my birth country as a KANO on a tourist visa and liquidate my assetts. and high tail it back to Hawaii where being a US state they follow the Jus Soli law.(right of soil)my birth right in the USA even being that i wasnt born there. Kinda makes me feel like a red headed stepchild. Lucky tho that im still dug in in MAUI. :36_1_50: tanks EJ. 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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