Henley Passport Index 2024: The German Passport once again in First Place

In an increasingly interconnected, globalised world, the freedom to travel guaranteed by possessing a particular passport is of crucial importance for the mobility of its holders. The Henley Passport Index, which lists countries and territories regarding freedom to travel, shows a highly interesting development: the German passport is at the top of the current [...]

Current Developments and Planned Changes with Regard to German Citizenship by Residency Dec. 2022

In principle, German citizenship is acquired by birth (ius soli) or by descent (ius sanguinis). However, it is also possible to acquire citizenship through residency. However, specific requirements must be met for this. With the planning of a new German citizenship by residency law, which is to contain relaxed requirements, citizenship by residency should [...]

Benefits of German Citizenship

German citizenship is a gateway to a world of remarkable opportunities. At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our lawyers regularly handle cases concerning German citizenship applications – whether they arise through cases of naturalisation by residency or due to descent and ancestry. Our clients can expect comprehensive legal solutions, tailored services and deep expertise in [...]

Dual Citizenship Germany – USA

Having the centre of your life - whether for private or professional reasons - in a country other than where you were born has become the norm. In such a situation, holding two citizenships can be useful to avoid losing ties to your home country. The German passport, which, according to the Henley Passport [...]