General Information on Dual-citizenship


Conditions for dual citizenship are detailed in\r\nthe Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control (Amendment)\r\nAct 2009. All Ugandans who lost their Ugandan citizenship by\r\nway of obtaining citizenship of another country can now reacquire their former\r\nUgandan citizenship. Ugandans who desire to acquire citizenship of another\r\ncountry can also do so without losing their Ugandan citizenship.

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A citizen of Uganda of eighteen years and above who\r\nvoluntarily acquires citizenship of another country may retain the citizenship\r\nof Uganda subject to the Constitution (of Uganda), the Citizenship and\r\nImmigration Act, and any law enacted by Parliament.

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A person who is not a\r\ncitizen of Uganda may, on acquiring the citizenship of Uganda, subject to the\r\nConstitution, the Citizenship and Immigration Act and any other law enacted by\r\nParliament, retain the citizenship of another country.

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Currently, the Embassy does not\r\nprocess Passports or Certificates of Citizenship for Ugandans who are applying\r\nfor dual citizenship. Applicants should submit their applications to the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control, Kampala.

List of\r\nrequirements to apply for dual citizenship are as follows:

1.  Fill in the dual citizenship\r\napplication form and have it commissioned or notarized by a High Court Judge or\r\nNotary Public

2. A covering letter\r\naddressed to the Chairperson of the National Citizenship and Immigration Board.

3. A letter from a\r\nsponsor who should be a citizen of Uganda by birth. (a sponsor in this case\r\nmust be an administrative officer, advocate, bank officer, district\r\nchairperson, township authority, justice of peace, magistrate, mayor, member of\r\nParliament, member of Municipal Council, Minister of Religion, Notary Public,\r\nPhysician or Surgeon)

4. A Letter of good\r\nconduct from the home country or Interpol

5. Evidence that the\r\napplicant was formerly a Ugandan citizen (only applicable to Ugandans in the\r\ndiaspora)

6. Proof that the\r\napplicant has been granted citizenship by registration (only applicable to\r\nforeigners who have been granted Ugandan Citizenship by Registration)

7. Evidence that that\r\nother country other than Uganda allows dual citizenship (e.g letter from\r\nimmigration authority or High Commission or consulate of that other country or\r\ncopy of the provisions of laws permitting dual citizenship of that other\r\ncountry)

8. Two (2) recent\r\npassport size photographs

9. Evidence that the\r\napplicant or his/her parents or grandparents have ever resided in Uganda for at\r\nleast ten years

10. Medical report of\r\nsanity of the applicant

11. Proof that the\r\napplicant is above 18 years of age e.g. birth certificate

12. Evidence that the applicant has adequate knowledge of English,\r\nSwahili or any of the prescribed vernacular languages.

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\r\nFor details, visit the website of the Directorate of Citizenship and\r\nImmigration Control.

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