If you have been living in Germany for a while, you can apply for the German citizenship. Germany is a country full of bureaucratic procedures, so we have simplified general rules into comprehensive sections, which can provide you with tips and requirements that will have you to understand the procedure. If you have a specific question use the form to address it to us.

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the limitless right to live in Germany at the moment of applying for the citizenship, Blue Card or limited residence permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis), in which it states the aim of the stay which can imply the longer term;

successfully completed citizenship test (on the knowledge of German history, law and public rules);

8 years of living in Germany (if one has successfully completed the integration course than he/she can apply after 7 years);

independent financial status for oneself and his/her family, that means that the family doesn't get any social support from the government nor does it get the unemployment benefits II;

knowledge of German at a B1 level minimum;

absence of any previous convictions;

in most of the cases renouncing the previous citizenship (there are some

exceptions, if you need a consultation on that, leave a message).

Citizenship for Children

The children whose parents have international passports but who are born in Germany get two passports - a German one and one from the parents' citizenship (this is only for the cases when one of the parents has been living in Germany for more than 7 years and has a visa permit to stay). After a child turns 21 he/she has to decide which one of the two citizenships to keep (Optionspflicht). The only two exceptions here to keep both of the passports are children who were either growing up in Germany or children who have the second citizenship of an EU country.

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