Renunciation of German Citizenship

04.03.2019 - Article

If you live in New Zealand, possess New Zealand (or another) citizenship in addition to German citizenship, and, for certain reasons, wish to renounce your German citizenship, you must file an application through the German Embassy.

Please include the documents cited in the application in the required form and have your signature certified by one of our Honorary Consulates in Auckland or Christchurch, the Embassy in Wellington or a Notary Public.

Your application will be forwarded by the German Embassy to the German Federal Office of Administration in Cologne, Germany. If renunciation is approved, a renunciation certificate will be issued to you. It will be turned over to you by the Embassy. The renunciation does not enter into force until you accept the certificate.

Please include your phone number and email address on your application form or accompanying letter, in case we need to reach you.


For information and application form please use that link .


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