Guidelines for the acquisition of Dual-Citizenship – Republic of Ghana

How to apply:

Applicants are required to complete a Dual Citizenship Application Form (Form 10) at a cost of. An additional sum of Rs.2500/- will be required for the issuance of the certificate. Form 10 is obtainable from the High Commission of Ghana in New Delhi.

Attachment to application form (evidence of Ghanaian nationality)

  • Birth Certificate/Passport
  • Evidence of Parents' Nationality - Passport, Voters ID Card, Birth Certificate.
  • Six (6) passport sized photographs

NB: Dual Citizenship Holder

  • Shall be issued with a Ghanaian passport or travel document;
  • Shall be permitted to remain in Ghana without limitation provided the person entered on a Ghanaian passport;
  • Shall not be permitted to use two passports interchangeably to deceive an Immigration Officer. Any dual citizen who does so will be considered to have committed a criminal offence and will be liable on a summary conviction to a fine not exceeding 250 penalty units or to a term of imprisonment not exceeding one year or to both.

No citizen of Ghana shall qualify to be appointed as a holder of any office in specified in this section if he holds the citizenship of any other country in addition to his citizenship of Ghana:

  • Chief Justice and Justices of the Supreme Court;
  • Ambassador or High Commissioner;
  • Secretary to the Cabinet;
  • Chief of Defence Staff;
  • Inspector-General of the Police;
  • Commissioner, Customs, Excise and Preventive Service;
  • Director of Immigration Service;
  • Commissioner, Value Added Tax Service;
  • Director-General, Prisons Service;
  • Chief Fire Officer;
  • Chief Director of a Ministry;
  • A rank of Colonel in the Army or its equivalent in the other security services; and
  • Any other public office that the Minister for the Interior may by legislative instrument prescribe.

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