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20.09.2018 - Article

The German rules on citizenship were extensively revised with the entry into force of the amended Nationality Act (Staatsangehörigkeitsgesetz)

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The German Law on Nationality and Citizenship is very complex and has undergone many changes in the past.


The website provides information and application forms about the following:

Determination of German citizenship

Obtaining German citizenship

Non-acquisition of German nationality for children born abroad to German parents



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