Philippine nationality law

Philippine nationality law is currently based upon the principles of jus sanguinis and therefore descent from a parent who is a citizen/national of the Republic of the Philippines is the primary method of acquiring Philippine citizenship. Birth in the Philippines to foreign parents does not in itself confer Philippine citizenship, although RA9139, the Administrative Naturalization Law of 2000, does provide a path for administrative naturalization of certain aliens born on Philippine soil (Jus soli).

Belgium and France have similar provisions under their respective nationality laws.

Republic Act No. 9139, The Administrative Naturalization Law of 2000, provided an administrative route to naturalization for aliens 18 years of age or older, who had been born in the Philippines and had resided in the country since birth, and who meet certain other qualifying requirements.