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Philippine Embassy Ottawa, Canada Dual Citizenship Application

For the last few weeks, I have been gathering the required documents to apply for dual citizenship in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  Finally, I was able to finalize and complete all the necessary forms to be filled out, gathered all the required documentations and papers needed, as well as set out the time to go to the Philippine Embassy for the Dual Citizenship Application.
Philippine Embassy Ottawa Canada Dual Citizenship Application

The Philippine Embassy at Ottawa, Ontario

The Philippine Embassy can easily be found as it is located near the center of the City of Ottawa and you will surely spot the very bright and colorful Philippine National flag waving and dancing with the wind as you pass by the side of the road. 

Philippine Embassy Ottawa Address

The Philippine Embassy is located at 30 Murray St., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 5M4.

The front of the Philippine Embassy is very clean and neat.  Even the glass doors and windows are spotless and free of dust.  There is also a pay by phone parking just along the street so it is very convenient to park your car just very near the entrance of the Embassy of the Philippines.

Philippine Embassy in Ottawa, Canada

Philippine Embassy Ottawa Office Hours

The Philippine Embassy at Ottawa, Ontario is open from Mondays thru Fridays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  It is closed during Saturdays, Sundays, and during the Holidays.

Philippine Embassy Entrance in Ottawa, Ontario

Inside the Philippine Embassy Ottawa

Upon entering the front door, you will see a set of stairs leading to a more secured door that can only be opened from the inside.  There is a white button beside the door that you have to press to unlock the second door leading to the main office room. 

It is very quiet inside the Philippine Embassy if you happen to be there very early in the morning.  There are no long queues or waiting long hours for your turn in line.  They also have comfortable seats and a long table and chairs at the corner were you can fill up application forms and letters.

Take note that if you don't have a money order prepared and ready to go, you will need to take cash with you because they do not accept debit or credit forms of payments.  If you don't have any cash with you, you will have to walk down the street near Beaver Tails where you can find an ATM machine.

If you need to print additional copies of documents and photocopy other supporting papers, there is a small printing place just outside the Philippine Embassy called Ink Plus. They charged one dollar per copy but its better than searching for the library.

The two navy blue colored doors that you can see on the photo below are the comfort rooms or bathrooms for Men and Women respectively.  The bathrooms are very neat, clean, orderly, and well-maintained.

Inside the Philippine Embassy at Ottawa

Philippine Embassy Canada Dual Citizenship Application

Requirements for the Dual Citizenship Application

Here are the required documents that you will need for the application of Dual Citizenship in Canada:
  1. Duly accomplished form for Dual Citizenship Application
  2. Birth Certificate authenticated by the National Statistics Office (NSO)
  3. Philippine passport
  4. Canadian passport
  5. 4 pieces 2x2 photos , colored with white background
  6. Fee in cash or money order in the amount of $72.50 CAD and $36.25 CAD for each child who qualify for derivative citizenship.
Give these documents to the Philippine Embassy Filipino personnel or government employee in-charge of checking the completeness of your application form and supporting papers as well as collecting the application fee or payment.

After verification of the completeness of your application and processing the payment, they will instruct you to wait for the Oath Taking Ceremony with the Consul General and his Secretary.

Philippine Embassy Ottawa Consul General 

Mr. Alan L. Deniega is the Consul General of the Philippine Embassy at Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Just on the right side of the second door, after going up the small flight of stairs is where they perform the Oath of Allegiance for Dual Citizenship or for the Retention and Acquisition of Philippine Citizenship.  You raise your right hand in front of the Consul General as you recite the Oath of Allegiance with his Secretary acting as the witness.

Philippine Embassy Ottawa Oath of Allegiance

This is the oath of Allegiance that you will recite in front of the Consul General. It is as follows:

I, (First Name, Last Name)
solemnly swear that I will support and defend the
Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines and
obey the laws and legal orders promulgated by the duly constituted
authorities of the Philippines; and I hereby declare that I recognize and
accept the supreme authority of the Philippines and will maintain
true faith and allegiance thereto; and that I impose this obligation
upon myself voluntarily without mental reservation
or purpose of evasion.

Philippine Embassy Ottawa Oath of Allegiance Corner
The Consul General is very kind, humble, friendly, and very hospitable.  He is a very calm person so you don't have to be very nervous when you recite the Oath of Allegiance in front of him.  He gives you the time to finish reciting the oath with confidence.

After the Oath of Allegiance is done, the Consul General is even more than happy to allow you to take pictures with him.  His Secretary will then hand you the folder containing the completed original documents as proof of your Dual Citizenship as well as a photocopy for your records.

Take note that the Oath Taking Ceremony is scheduled every 4:00 PM that same day so if you go very early at the Philippine Embassy to process your application for Dual Citizenship, you will have to wait and go back there again around 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

This gives you just enough time to walk and explore the city center of Ottawa which is surrounded by different restaurants, malls, hotels, parks, shopping centers, museums, as well as other popular tourist attractions and destinations.

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