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Determination of German Citizenship

20.09.2018 - Article

If you are not sure whether or not you are entitled to a German passport and would like to find out more, please answer the following questions and have the answers ready before contacting the German Embassy in Wellington.

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Please provide as much detail as possible and attach any kind of proof and submit the information per email to :

info@wellington.diplo.de 






  • What is your exact date of birth and where were you born?
  • Which citizenship(s) did your father and mother hold at the time of your birth? Did or do they still hold a German passport?
  • Were your parents married to each other at the time of your birth? If applicable: When and where did your parents get married?
  • Please provide the date of birth and place of birth for both your mother and father.
  • Which citizenship(s) did your father and your mother hold at the time of their birth?
  • When did they apply for and received the New Zealand (or any other) citizenship, if they ever did so?
  • Which citizenship did (all) your grandparents hold at the time of your parent's birth?
  • Were your grandparents married to each other at the time of your father's/your mother's birth? If applicable: when and where did your grandparents get married?
  • Did you, your parents or your grandparents ever apply for the New Zealand (or any other) citizenship? If applicable, please explain in more detail when and by whom the application was submitted and who of your ancestors was included.
  • Did you or your parents or grandparents ever join the armed forces of any other country than Germany voluntarily?
  • If you or any of your ancestors were adopted, please provide us with detailed Information


Appicationform confirmation of German nationality - for children under 16

Applicationform confirmation of German nationality - for applicants aged 16 or over

Please fill out the form  “Family member relevant to the application for confirmation of German nationality”

Please read the data protection regulation


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