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Dual Citizenship and Renunciation

DUAL NATIONALITY/CITIZENSHIP

Requirements
  • Application for registration as a dual citizen, addressed to the Hon. Minister for the Interior
  • Purchase of Dual Citizenship Form 10 at the Ministry of the Interior or our Diplomatic Missions abroad
  • Copies of bio-data page of both Ghanaian and foreign passports
  • Four (4) recent passport sized photographs
  • Copy of naturalization certificate from foreign country

Please Note
For children born outside Ghana, the following are also required:
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of Ghanaian parent’s passport
  • Copy of bio-data page of child’s Ghanaian and foreign passport

Please Note
In cases where the application does not meet the requirement, the application is sent back to applicant to meet all the requirements. If this happens, the process has to begin all over again.

The fee is ¥24,000


RENUNCIATION OF GHANAIAN CITIZENSHIP
The 1994 Constitution recognizes the right of persons eighteen years and above to renounce their Ghanaian citizenship.

REQUIREMENTS
Ghanaians wishing to renounce their nationality must submit a formal application to the Minister of Interior through the Embassy (the correspondence should specify the reason(s) informing the request).
The letter must be accompanied by the following:
  • A duly completed application for renunciation of Ghana Citizenship form (the document should be purchased at the Embassy)
  • Curriculum Vitae of the applicant which must include the names and addresses of parents or any close relations living in Ghana.
  • Assurance letter/document from the competent authority that the applicant intends to take up Japanese nationality.
  • Two (2) recent passport size photographs.
  • Photocopy of bio-data page of applicant’s Ghana passport.

NB
Renunciation becomes legal only after the Minister of Interior has issued the certificate and forwarded to the applicant through the Embassy. The applicant is required to surrender the Ghana passport on the day of receipt of the document.

The fee is ¥24,000
For further information contact the Ministry of Interior; https://www.mint.gov.gh

How to Pay
CASH payments at the Embassy is not accepted under any circumstance. All Consular fees must be paid into Ghana Embassy’s Bank Account and the receipt of payment be submitted with the application. CONSULAR/PASSPORT FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE even if the application is not approved. Ensure that you pay the exact amount. Short payment may delay the processing of your application. Overpayment of less than ¥2,000 will not be refunded.

Below are the Embassy’s Bank Account details:
Account Name: GHANA EMBASSY
Bank Name MITSUBISHI UFJ BANK, TOKYO
Account Number: 0514746
Branch ROPPONGI (045)
Type of Accounts: Ordinary
Swift Code BOTKJPJT

For further information contact the Ministry of Interior; https://www.mint.gov.gh


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