I have two children, under 10 years old, born in Ghana and would like to know how to register them as British citizens. I, the father, am a British citizen by birth and the mother is a Ghanaian citizen. Can they possess dual citizenship?
Assuming the births have been registered locally you can also register the births with the UK authorities. You don’t need to do this but it means:
- the birth will be recorded with the General Register Offices or at the National Records Office of Scotland
- you can order a consular birth registration certificate https://www.gov.uk/register-a-birth
You can still apply for a UK passport for your children even if you don’t register the birth in the UK.
Ghana permits dual citizenship https://www.ghanahighcommissionuk.com/dual-citizenship-application/