Please note: Since German language skills are a requirement for the following processes, only the German webpage has information on
- the permission to retain German citizenship when naturalizing in the US ("Beibehaltegenehmigung")
- naturalization after having lost German citizenship due to naturalizing elsewhere without permission to retain German citizenship
- naturalization for children born in wedlock before 1975 to a German mother and foreign father
- how to obtain confirmation that you are NOT a German citizen
Please note: If you were born in Germany prior to January 1, 2000 and neither of your parents was German at the time of your birth, then you did NOT acquire German citizenship then!
English translation help (Form for under 16yrs) [pdf, 36.88k]
Information on obtaining/re-obtaining German Citizenship for former German Citizens and their descendants who were persecuted on political, racial and religious grounds between January 30, 1933 and May 8, 1945