R.A. No. 530, AN ACT MAKING ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR NATURALIZATION

REPUBLIC ACT NO. 530
AN ACT MAKING ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS FOR NATURALIZATION

Section 1. The provisions of existing laws notwithstanding, no petition for Philippine citizenship shall be heard by the courts until after six months from the publication of the application required by law, nor shall any decision granting the application become executory until after two years from its promulgation and after the court, on proper hearing, with the attendance of the Solicitor General or his representative, is satisfied, and so finds, that during the intervening time the applicant has (1) not left the Philippines, (2) has dedicated himself continuously to a lawful calling or profession, (3) has not been convicted of any offense or violation of Government promulgated rules, (4) or committed any act prejudicial to the interest of the nation or contrary to any Government announced policies.

Section 2. After the finding mentioned in section one, the order of the court granting citizenship shall be registered and the oath provided by existing laws shall be taken by the applicant, whereupon, and not before, he will be entitled to all the privileges of a Filipino citizen.

Section 3. Such parts of Act Numbered Four hundred seventy-three as are inconsistent with the provisions of the present Act are hereby repealed.

Section 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval, and shall apply to cases pending in court and to those where the applicant has not yet taken the oath of citizenship: Provided, however, That in pending cases where the requisite of publication under the old law and already been complied with, the publication herein required shall not apply.

Approved, June 16, 1950.