DUAL CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Ghanaians who have acquired German Citizenship through a German parent or having been born to a Ghanaian parent who hitherto had been granted German Resident permit for eight (8) years, are eligible to apply for Ghana Dual Citizenship and to hold the Ghana passport indefinitely, as stated in the German Nationality Act section 4(3). Holding Dual Citizenship falls under the Citizenship Act of 2002 (Act 591) of the laws of Ghana.
Applicants are required to purchase a Dual Citizenship Application form at the cost of one hundred and twenty euros (120 EUROS) at the Ghana Embassy in Berlin. The form has to be fully completed before submission to the Mission for onward transmission to the Ministry of Interior in Accra.
A completed application form is to be accompanied by:
a. Six (6) passport size photographs of the applicant
b. A photocopy of the applicant’s German identity Card / German passport
c. The Birth Certificate of the applicant
d. Evidence of Ghanaian Nationality (parents’ Ghana passport / Identity card)
e. Contact phone numbers of the applicant and parents
f. Names, addresses and phone numbers of two (2) Ghanaian relatives residing in Ghana
g. Photocopy of the receipt issued when the application form was purchased
4. Other matters:
Prospective applicants who live outside Berlin, should pay an amount of one hundred and twenty euros (120 EUROS) into the Mission’s Account with a reference requesting for the Dual Citizenship Application form. The process of issuing the Dual Citizenship Certificate takes approximately six (6) months. On acquiring the dual citizenship, a holder will be entitled to apply for Ghanaian passport in addition to the German passport. It must be noted however, that it is an offence for a Dual Citizenship Holder to use the two (2) passports interchangeably to deceive an immigration officer. The holder must travel on one (1) passport at a time.