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German Citizenship

The German rules on citizenship were thoroughly revised with the entry into force of the amended Nationality Act (Staatsangehörigkeitsgesetz) on 1 January 2000.

The German Law on Nationality and Citizenship is rather complex and has undergone many changes in the past. However, some aspects have remained the same. Please make sure you read and understand the information provided below before contacting your competent German Foreign Mission.

Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we cannot accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.