I am a French and Senegalese citizen. Is it REQUIRED to enter Senegal on my Senegalese passport? (I know it is easier... I am curious from a strictly legal perspective).

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    The downvoter should explain why this valid question is inappropriate in their view. Feb 15, 2020 at 15:47

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I could find no official Senegalese source that states that Senegalese citizens must use their passports for entry (as is the case for most countries).

The Dakar Airport states that dual nationals that don't have a Senegalese passport or ID will be treated as a foreigner.

The Citizenship laws (that allow dual citizenship) makes no explicit statement about this.

Note: a passenger who does not have Senegalese identity papers (passport or identity card) is considered as a foreign passenger even if he / she has a multi-citizenship and must therefore be in possession of a visa .


  • But Senegal requires visas for citizens of only a very small number of countries.
    – phoog
    Feb 15, 2020 at 23:31
  • @phoog The point is, that it is the only semi official statement found about how they treat there own nationals when entering with a foreign passport. They don't seem to otherwise care. And that is what the OP is asking about. Feb 16, 2020 at 2:33

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