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Dual Nationality

In accordance with the Citizenship Act of 2002 (Act 591), Ghanaians who have acquired US Citizenship, are eligible to apply for dual citizenship.


Applicants are required to complete a Dual Nationality Application Form at a cost of $200. The Form has to be fully completed before submission to the Consulate for onward transmission to the Ministry of Interior in Accra.


A completed application is to be accompanied by:

A photocopy of your U.S.A Naturalization Certificate/ U.S passport

Six (6) passport size photographs

Evidence of Ghanaian Nationality (Parent's nationality - photocopy of passport or Birth Certificate/ Birth certificate/ Voter's ID card/ Ghanaian Passport)

Contact telephone numbers

Names and address of two relatives residing in Ghana

Photocopy of the receipt issued when the application form was purchased.

Application forms can be obtained from the Ghana Consulate General, New York or the Ghana Embassy in Washington D.C.

Prospective applicants who live outside the locations indicated above and wish to purchase the form can send money order of $200 per form with a note requesting for the Dual Nationality Application Form. Include a self address and trackable return envelope.

On acquiring the dual citizenship, a holder will be entitled to apply for Ghanaian passport in addition to their US passport. It is an offence however, for a dual citizenship holder to use two passports interchangeably to deceive an immigration officer.

Payment Options:

Money Order, Cashier's check or Certified bank check made payable to The Mission of Ghana

Note: (i) Personal and company checks are not accepted.
(ii) Please do not mail cash.
(iii) Fees for Dual Citizenship processing are non-refundable.