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.

Click here for a list of requirements to apply for dual citizenship

Read the Dual Citizenship Act 2009 for more information.

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