Dual Citizenship Germany/USA

A German passport opens up not only Germany but the entirety of the European Union to its holder. A German passport can be essential for business, studying as well as retirement. The German passport is one of the most sought-after in the world, and therefore, knowing how to avail of one can be hugely [...]

Dual German-UK Citizenship after Brexit

There is a growing number of people applying for German citizenship. This should not come as a surprise based on the sheet number of benefits linked to German citizenship. Last year, the second-largest group of applicants came from the United Kingdom. Whereas in 2015 (one year before the Brexit referendum), 600 British citizens acquired [...]

Converting a Schengen Visa to an EU Blue Card in Germany

A short-term stay in Germany can often lead to further personal or professional opportunities. Such opportunities can then make a longer-term right of residence particularly attractive. In principle, German residence law does not provide for converting a Schengen Visa to a residence permit. However, there are notable exceptions in which such a conversion may [...]