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Can I become a German citizen even though I am not living in Germany

Yes, in principle this is possible. Mastery of the German language and proof of ties to Germany are just as important as the prognosis that the applicant for citizenship will not require state funds for maintenance if he/she moves to Germany. There are a number of other conditions.

You are advised to contact the competent German mission abroad to avoid submitting an application that cannot be accepted but which is nevertheless subject to a fee.

Law on Nationality

The widely amended law on nationality entered into force on 1 January 2000. On 20 December 2014, the Second Act Amending the Nationality Act entered into force. Here you can find the central points. more

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