How to Apply for Dual Citizenship in Nigeria

How to Apply for Dual Citizenship in Nigeria by yourself

  • To apply for dual citizenship in person, the applicant has to go to the Citizenship and Business Department of Interior Ministries.
  • The contact information and address of the department are available at the following link: contact link
  • Visit the office and pick up an application form that must be filled out to obtain Dual Citizenship from the appropriate department.
  • Fill out the application form by providing pertinent information within the sections. Affirm it by signing it after you have completed it.
  • After you have completed your application, be sure that you have attached all the required documents on the “Required documents” section of this page.
  • Then, you can submit it personally to the relevant office. Pay the amount as instructed by the official.
  • Following submission, the application and the documents attached will be presented to be verified and validated.
  • After verifying that the necessary requirements were properly supplied after which the officials continue to complete the necessary actions.
  • After all the necessary steps have been completed after which the file is prepared to be collected, you’ll be informed and asked to pick up the document.

Required Documents Dual Citizenship

  • The completed application form
  • Size of passport photos
  • Birth Certificate
  • The word “proof of livelihood” means
  • Certificate of Tax Clearance
  • Permit to reside in Nigeria
  • A valid International Passport with five pages at the very least
  • Records of Guarantors (as directed)
  • Valid Identification document
  • The evidence of the applicant’s socio-economic contribution

Office Locations and Contacts

Citizenship and Business Department,Ministry of Interior
Room 104 and 123,
Block F Old Federal Secretariat,
Area 1,
Phone: +234 (0) 700 009 9999
Link to website: homepage link
Link to contact: Contact link

What are all the Eligibility

  • Anyone who descends from the Nigerian citizen, is eligible to apply for Dual Citizenship.
  • The applicant must meet the requirements set forth for the particular category.


You can contact the authorities to inquire about fee details.


  • The applicants are advised to complete the application form carefully and in complete detail with perfect accuracy and legibility in order to avoid rejection. In addition, all necessary documents must be submitted in full.

The Information You Need

  • Applicant particulars
  • Gender and DOB
  • Contact and address information
  • Professional information
  • Annual Income
  • Current Citizenship details
  • Particulars about banking
  • Other information that is required

Documentation is needed

  • Dual Citizenship is required for those who possess citizenship of a country that is not Nigeria and is part of an Nigerian family or is a citizen of descent under the Nigerian Constitution.

Information that could be helpful

  • Anyone born prior to or following that Nigerian Independence date either of the parents of grandparents are members of an indigenous community or are citizens of Nigeria are considered citizens of Nigeria by birth.
  • A woman from other nationality, who is married to the spouse of a Nigerian citizen as well as an adult person who has an Nigerian grandparent born outside of Nigeria can apply for Nigerian citizenship by registration.
  • Someone who is able to make an impactful contribution to the development and well-being of Nigeria and who has living in Nigeria for a longer time frame is eligible for naturalisation.



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