Dual Citizenship Benin

Benin permits dual citizenship.

Benin Dual Citizenship

How can you acquire Beninese citizenship?

Citizenship By City-of-birth

CITIZENSHIP BY BIRTH

Although birth within the territory of Benin does not automatically provide citizenship, those born to stateless or unknown parents are entitled to citizenship.

 
Citizenship By Descent

CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT

Those born to a Beninese mother or a father are entitled to citizenship by descent.

 
Citizenship By Naturalization

CITIZENSHIP BY NATURALIZATION

Those who have lived in Benin for 10 years and have the right to permanent residence may apply for naturalization.