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German Citizenship

German law on nationality and citizenship is rather complex. The following information is intended to provide a general guide and answer questions you might have.

Please read the sections that apply to you carefully before contacting the Embassy in London or the Consulate General in Edinburgh.

Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we cannot accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein. Please note that German missions abroad are not citizenship authorities and therefore not able to bindingly confirm your citizenship status. This confirmation can only be issued by the competent citizenship authority, the Federal Office of Administration.

Please click here if you prefer to read this information in German.

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