Applicants eligible for Dual citizenship are those who hold citizenship of any country in addition to the citizenship of Ghana.
In all instances, all applicants are required by law to provide evidence of their Ghanaian nationality or their country of birth.
They would be required to provide the following particulars to be accompanied by six-passport size photographs.
- Birth certificates or passports –
- Parents’ nationality – (passports)
- Or voters ID card, Birth certificate of Parents
- Applicant’s current passport other than that of Ghana.
All applicants are required to complete a Dual Citizenship application form at the cost of CZK3500. The cost of processing is CZK1000.
On acquiring the dual citizenship status, applicants would be entitled to apply for a Ghanaian passport besides the passport of the other country whose citizenship they have already acquired.
Under the Dual citizenship law, it is an offence for a dual citizenship holder to use two passports interchangeably to deceive an immigration officer.
Those who violate the law would be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding 250 penalty units or a term of imprisonment not exceeding a year or both.
In this connection, all dual citizens are required to travel only with their certificates of Dual Citizenship and only one passport of their choice.
It is anticipated that successful applicants would be able to receive their certificates within three months.
Dual citizenship policy is argued to create the following benefits.
- It provides benefits individual from the right to obtain passports from either country of citizenship.
- It creates simpler procedure for individual revisiting former homelands for extended periods of time.
- It creates the opportunity to pursue employment opportunities in either country of nationality.
- It improves the right to social benefits, to own land or property and to inherit assets from either country.
- It creates the entitlement to convey nationality right to offspring.
- It caters for those who feel equal alliance to both countries of origin
- Dual citizenship exposes citizens with dual nationality to expectation that they should contribute, for example through national service, or taxation to their former countries.
- Dual nationality possibly complicates some domestic legal issues such as custody disputes.
- Dual nationality requires the impossible or unreasonable that people should owe allegiance to more than one country.
- Dual nationality is counter to notion of national identity, loyalty and cohesion.