General Information on Dual-citizenship

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

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

A person who is not a citizen of Uganda may, on acquiring the citizenship of Uganda, subject to the Constitution, the Citizenship and Immigration Act and any other law enacted by Parliament, retain the citizenship of another country.

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

List of requirements to apply for dual citizenship are as follows:

1.  Fill in the dual citizenship application form and have it commissioned or notarized by a High Court Judge or Notary Public

2. A covering letter addressed to the Chairperson of the National Citizenship and Immigration Board.

3. A letter from a sponsor who should be a citizen of Uganda by birth. (a sponsor in this case must be an administrative officer, advocate, bank officer, district chairperson, township authority, justice of peace, magistrate, mayor, member of Parliament, member of Municipal Council, Minister of Religion, Notary Public, Physician or Surgeon)

4. A Letter of good conduct from the home country or Interpol

5. Evidence that the applicant was formerly a Ugandan citizen (only applicable to Ugandans in the diaspora)

6. Proof that the applicant has been granted citizenship by registration (only applicable to foreigners who have been granted Ugandan Citizenship by Registration)

7. Evidence that that other country other than Uganda allows dual citizenship (e.g letter from immigration authority or High Commission or consulate of that other country or copy of the provisions of laws permitting dual citizenship of that other country)

8. Two (2) recent passport size photographs

9. Evidence that the applicant or his/her parents or grandparents have ever resided in Uganda for at least ten years

10. Medical report of sanity of the applicant

11. Proof that the applicant is above 18 years of age e.g. birth certificate

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

Read the Dual Citizenship Act 2009 for more information.

For details, visit the website of the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control.

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