German Citizenship

German citizenship law is relatively complicated. The following questions and answers can therefore only cover the issues which currently dominate the inquiries received by the help desk.

German parents, spouse, ancestors

Non-German parents

Loss of German citizenship & renationalization

We hope you understand that we cannot respond individually to questions featured in this catalogue.

Have you not found the answer to your question? Give us a call (hotline number +49 30 5000 2000) or send us an email. One of our help desk staff will answer your inquiry as quickly as possible.


You are living abroad and you are in need of consular information? Please contact the German
mission which is competent for your place of residence.

Law on Nationality

The widely amended law on nationality entered into force on 1 January 2000. Here you can find the central points of the new law. more

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