As I went inside the building, there were only couple people in line, so it wasn't busy. When I reached my turn at the counter I submitted the following documents to the lady:
- 4 copies of Philippine birth certificate (authenticated by Nat'l Statistics Office or NSO)
- 4 copies of valid Philippine passport (bio data page)
- 4 copies of US passport page ( bio data page)
- 4 copies of marriage certificate
- 4 sets of duly-accomplished application forms (2 pages each set)
- 4 copies of Naturalization Certificate
- 6 pcs. passport photos
She then asked me to sign my signature again on the 3 sets of application forms because I happened to photocopy the 3 sets from the original application form I printed online.
Just a reminder:
- Print 4 sets of the application forms and fill them up with your signature in each of them. In my case, what I did was I only filled up and signed one set, then photocopied 3 sets more out of that without re-affirming my original signature on those photocopied ones :(. It was a minimal mistake that was corrected on my part, so no big deal! If you are in a hurry, or just too lazy to fill up all of the 4 sets, you can print and fill up just one set of application form - but don't sign it yet... then make 3 sets of copies more, after which you can now put your signature on all 4 sets of application forms.
- Arrange your documents in a way where each set should have one copy of each required documents. Example: One set should include 1 copy of birth certificate, 1 copy of marriage certificate, 1 copy of US passport...and so on. Make this in 4 sets, then clip each set separately. In my case, I clipped the documents by the same type since there was no instruction on how the arrangement of the documents should be. So, the other guy at the window told me to arrange the documents the way it should be as I mentioned. Good thing I was the only one in the line, LOL!...or else, it would create a BIG hassle for you if you're caught up in the middle of a long line.
So, the waiting begins!...