Whenever you need the government to do anything, no matter what country you are in, there are fees involved. No different here in the Philippines.
How much are the various fees in order to become a Naturalized Citizen of the Philippines?
Here is a list of fees that you may encounter. There may be additional unpublished fees, but this is the list of fees published by the Philippine Special Committee on Naturalization:
Form Fee – You must purchase the application form to apply for Naturalization. The cost of the form is P1,000.
Filing and Docketing Fee – When you file the form and have your application placed on the court docket you must pay P39,000.
Oath Taking and Naturalization Fee – When you take your oath, you are required to pay the Naturalization fee, which is P100,000.
Publication Fee – Your application for Citizenship must be publicized in a newspaper so that anybody who objects to your becoming a citizen may file a complaint and stop the process. The publication fee ranges from P30,000 to P60,000, and is paid directly to the publication where it will be published.
Another cost you may encounter is that you may require the assistance of an attorney to get all of this done. I inquired with a local attorney about two years ago, and he quoted me a price of P30,000.
So, all in all, the cost of becoming a Naturalized Citizen of the Philippines ranges between P170,000 up to P230,000 or possibly more.