Citizenship Services

Welcome to American Citizen Services at the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana.  We provide services for U.S. citizens in Ghana. We are open for appointments Monday to Friday. We are closed to the public on U.S. and Ghanaian public holidays. Please note that only persons with a government-issued form of photo identification will be admitted to the U.S. Embassy.

What Service Do You Require?

U.S. citizenship may be acquired either at birth or through naturalization subsequent to birth.  Persons born outside of the U.S. may acquire U.S. citizenship under certain circumstances. For more information please read the Department of State information on Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship.

Find information about renouncing your U.S. citizenship on the travel.state.gov website.

Loss of U.S. citizenship is a serious and irrevocable act which deserves your thoughtful consideration.  It is imperative that you fully understand the nature of its consequences prior to requesting a Certificate of Loss of Nationality.  If you decide that this is the course of action you wish to pursue, there are several steps you need to take including arranging an appointment to come into the Embassy to sign the Loss of Citizenship documentation in the presence of a Consular Officer.  Please note that the Statement of Understanding clearly states that the action you are taking is irrevocable.

Remember that expatriation is a personal right and can never be exercised by another person (including parents and/or legal guardians).

If you would like to proceed by making an appointment with a consular officer to renounce your citizenship, please send us an email at askconsular-riga@state.gov.