Renunciation of Ghanaian Citizenship

An application to renounce one’s Ghanaian nationality should be addressed in the form of a letter to the Minister of Interior through this Embassy.

Renunciation of Ghanaian Citizenship

An application to renounce one’s Ghanaian nationality should be addressed in the form of a letter to the Minister of Interior through this Embassy.

Requirements for renunciation of Ghanaian citizenship

  1. Completed renunciation application form;
  2. Original German assurance  letter;
  3. Certified English translation of the German assurance letter;
  4. Application letter addressed to the interior minister in Ghana stating reasons why the applicant wants to renounce his/her citizenship;
  5. Applicant’s curriculum vitae (CV) which must include the names and addresses of parents or any close relations living in Ghana;
  6. Photocopy of relevant  pages of applicant’s Ghanaian passport;
  7. Photocopy of receipt (that was issued to the applicant when he/she bought renunciation application form);
  8. One passport sized photograph;

It must be pointed out that the renunciation becomes legal only after Ghana’s Minister of Interior has issued a Certificate. 

Please note that any cancellation and erasure on the Renunciation Form renders it null and void and will not be forwarded to the appropriate authorities in Accra. All applicants must endeavor to avoid mistakes.

The Process of Renunciation

  1. Applicants applying to renounce their Ghanaian citizenship must submit a duly completed Declaration of Renunciation of Citizenship of Ghana form.
    2. The form cost EUR 200,00 and the payment could be made either in cash at the Embassy/Consulate or through the following bank details;
    Account Name: Ghana Embassy General Fees Account

    Bank Name: Deutsche Bank Berlin

    IBAN:  DE82 1007 0000 0063 5649 00

    BIC:  DEUTDEBBXXX

    Purpose of payment: Applicant’s full name + Renunciation 

    3.Once the money has been transferred into the Embassy’s account, the applicant should write a short letter requesting the renunciation form/certificate, adding a copy of the bank payment slip and a self-addressed envelope affixed with not less than EUR 3.55 of postage stamps.
    4.To view the requirements for the renunciation, please click here.
    5. After vetting the submitted documents which was sent to the Embassy, the Mission in Berlin will then forwarded the documents to the Minister of Interior in Accra for consideration. Upon approval, the Minister of Interior would issue a Renunciation Certificate and forward it to this Embassy for onward delivery to the Applicant.
    6. It may be pointed out that the renunciation becomes legal only after the renunciation certificate has been issued.
    7.Please note that a response from the Ministry of Interior in Ghana is usually received 6 months after submission of the application. Applicants are therefore advised to apply for renunciation of Ghanaian nationality at an early stage of their procedure for acquiring the German nationality.
    8.Applicants shall receive an acknowledgment of the application.

Travel Documents & Visas

All visitors to Ghana must possess a valid national passport. A national of any member state of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) visiting Ghana may, however, produce a travel certificate in lieu of a passport. ECOWAS members are: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

The Director

Ghana Immigration Service
Private Mailbag, Ministries Post Office
Accra, Ghana

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Wednesday: 10am-1pm
Friday: 9am-12pm

Tuesday and Thursday, the Consulate in Munich is closed.

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Embassy of Ghana, Germany
Stavangerstrasse 17 and 19
10439 Berlin, Germany
P: (+49) 30 54 71 49-0
F: (+49) 30 44 67 40 63
E-Mail: chancery@ghanaemberlin.de

Embassy of Ghana, Germany
Consular Section
Stavangerstrasse 17 and 19
10439 Berlin, Germany
P: (+49) 30 54 71 49-50
F: (+49) 30 44 67 40 63
E-Mail: consular@ghanaemberlin.de

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