Follow us on:

Dual Citizenship

  
In accordance with Citizenship Act 2002 (Act 91) of 1st December 2002, Ghana now accepts Dual Citizenship. Since then, the Embassy of Ghana, Cairo - Egypt accepts and processes applications from qualified Ghanaians for Dual Citizenship. 
  
Eligibility 
Applicants must be Ghanaians with genuine other nationalities (Egyptian or Lebanese, citizenship).
Note that Permanent Residence Permit is not citizenship in Egypt or Lebanon and Ghanaians with Permanent Residence Permit do not qualify for Dual Citizenship.
Ghanaians who have acquired other nationalities either than Ghanaian are eligible to apply for dual citizenship.

 
* Requirements 

i)

Confirmation of Parents' nationality as Ghanaian.

ii)

Applicant's Birth certificate

iii)

Applicant's Voter's ID Card

iv)

Applicant's Ghana Passport

v)

Applicant's second Passport and Citizenship of another country.

vi)

Form and processing fee $500 sample

 
  
All applications will be forwarded to the Ministry of Interior, Accra - Ghana for final decision, processing and issuance of the Dual Citizenship Certificate.

 
On acquiring the Dual Citizenship, holders will be entitled to apply and possess Ghana Passports in addition to their non-Ghanaian Passports. i.e. Egyptian/Lebanese Passports in the case of Ghanaians residents in Egypt or Lebanon.
 
  
NOTE: It is however an offence for a Dual Citizenship holder, to use the two Passports interchangeably to deceive an Immigration Officer. Such offenders are liable to a summery conviction to a fine not exceeding 250 penalty units or a term of imprisonment not exceeding a year or both. 
  
In this regard, all holders of Dual Citizenship are required to travel only with their certificate of Dual Citizenship and only one Passport of their choice.

It is envisaged that successful applicants would be able to receive their Certificate within three (3) months. But there are still difficulties that need to be addressed at the national and ministerial levels. Applicants should exercise patience and restraint for any delays in the processes.

Dual Citizenship Application Forms are available at the Embassy of Ghana.
 
  
Back to Top