The Ministry of Interior has requested the Consulate to bring to the attention of all prospective dual Citizenship applicants that, any applicant who had no primary Ghanaian Citizenship as at 31st December 1996 is not qualified to be registered as a dual Citizen of Ghana.
This policy is in line with the existing laws of Ghana namely; the 1992 Constitution of Ghana and the Citizenship Act 591.
Individuals in the above category can however, apply to the Ministry of Interior directly for Right of Abode under Section 17 of the Immigration Act 573 (2000).
In accordance with the Citizenship Act of 2002 (Act 591), Ghanaians who have acquired Australian Citizenship, are eligible to apply for dual citizenship.
Applicants are required to complete a Dual Nationality Application Form. The Form has to be fully completed before submission to the High Commission in Canberra who will then onward transmission to the Ministry of Interior in Accra.
Note: All applications must be obtained from and submitted to the Ghana High Commission, Canberra.
A completed application is to be accompanied by:
- A photocopy of your Australian Citizen Certificate / Australian Passport
- Six 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 Consular Section
Ghana High Commission
52 Culgoa Circuit
O’Malley Act 2606
Prospective applicants who live outside the ACT and wish to purchase the Form can send money order of AU$300.00 per Form to the High Commission with a note requesting for the Dual Nationality Application Form. Please kindly include a self-address return envelope.
On acquiring the Dual Citizenship, a holder will be entitled to apply for Ghanaian Passport in addition to Australian Passport.
A holder of Dual Citizenship will be permitted to remain in Ghana without limitation if the person entered the country on a Ghana Passport.
It is an offence however, for a Dual Citizenship holder to use two passports interchangeably to deceive an immigration officer.
Money Order or Postal Order made payable to the Ghana High Commission.
Note: Personal and Company checks are not accepted.
Note: Fees for Dual Citizenship processing are non-refundable.