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 listed in the information leaflet, complete and sign the application form and have your signature certified. You can find the application form and information leaflet on the website of the Federal Office of Administration (Bundesverwaltungsamt).

Click here for the application form and more details on the application procedure and useful links

Your application will be forwarded by the Embassy to the Federal Office of Administration (Bundesverwaltungsamt, “BVA”). The renunciation will become effective once you have received the certificate issued by the BVA, if your application is approved.

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

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