How to Apply for Nationality Certificate In Benin

Apply for Nationality Certificate In Benin By Yourself

  1. Get in touch with for more information at the Directorate of Emigration and Immigration office near you to get more details.
  2. Visit the immigration office , and make an appointment at the desk of service, you’ll be presented the application forms.
  3. Send the completed form along with all supporting documentation (listed further below) to the official who is attending to verify and process.
  4. Pay the application fees you will then be issued a with a receipt/acknowledgement slip and you will be notified when you should re-visit the office to collect the certificate.

Absroad App:

  1. Visit the Benin consulate or embassy near you, bringing all necessary papers (listed in the following) and get the application form. Download the form from the embassy’s website if they have it.
  2. Send the completed form along with all supporting documentation (listed in the following) to the official in charge to be verified and processed.
  3. Make the application fee payment but at the same consulate or embassy, payment is possible via the internet (please check with the embassy prior to making payment)
  4. You will then be issued a with a receipt/acknowledgement slip and you will be notified when you should re-visit the office to collect the certificate.
  5. In some embassy’s they offer postage services . The certificate will be delivered to you, so you’ll need to send an envelope that has enough postage in order to return your file in sealed conditions and with acknowledgment of receipt.

Required Documents For Apply for Nationality Certificate 

  • Copy of the consulate card
  • Two passport photos on white backgrounds.
  • official birth certificate copy
  • official marriage certificate copy.
  • Document of identification (passport or identification card)
  • Long-term residency permit
  • Receipt as proof of payment of the application fee.
  • Other documents that could be requested by authorized officials.

Office Locations and Contacts

Directorate of Emigration and Immigration:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and corporate
Address: 1278, avenue Jean-Paul II Quartier Zongo Nima
PO Box 03 BP 3380 COTONOU
Phone: (+229) 21 31 56 44
Fax: (+229) 21 31 36 10
E-mail: dei@gouv.bj
Website: Link

How to Apply for Nationality Certificate In Benin
How to Apply for Nationality Certificate In Benin

Ministry of Interior & Public Security
Direction Generale de l’Etat Civil
BP 925
Cotonou Benin
Tel:+229 9419 9912 / +229 9788 4629

Benin Embassy and consulate: Link

Eligibility

  • Citizens of Benin
.

Processing Time

  • Within a week

Instructions

Please ensure that the photos to passport applications are like this:

  • Recent and Clear photographs – they must not be blurred or have a dark color and facial features must be clearly drawn.
  • Photos that show the face with the ears are visible.
  • Photographs taken with white background.
  • The face’s size should be 3.5cm and 4.5cm.
  • Hair and weaves shouldn’t be covering the forehead or any other part of the face.
  • Beautiful photos- women should not wear strappy and strapless tops.
  • Attach four pictures.
  • Photos must not have shadows on the background.
  • Photos must be taken with spectacles.
  • Optic lenses shouldn’t be worn unless you provide us with a medical certification

Requirements Information

  • Information about the applicant
  • Contact details.
  • Current residence address Benin or abroad. Benin or elsewhere
  • Information about the spouse (if appropriate)
  • Identification document details
  • Details on the parents of the applicant

The Document is required

An Benin Nationality Certificate is a document that proves a citizen’s nationality. If you are planning to move overseas, plan to marry or wish to be qualified for certain jobs it is possible to prove you’re an Benin citizen.

External Links

(ministry foreign relations and cooper)
(directory of migration and emigration)

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