German citizenship can come about in two ways – through descent and through naturalization. Both processes demonstrate the importance of Germany to the individual, whether this is through their familial links to the country or through their ability to fully partake in life in their new home. For many individuals their familial links are very important for self-discovery. Knowing where our family comes from and having the chance to connect with that allows them to really appreciate who they are. In some cases they are able to avail of dual citizenship but this can be a complicated process. Read our articles on both topics to find out more.
German citizenship by naturalization allows people born outside of Germany to become German citzens due to them residing in Germany. Citizenship is not a requirement to live and work in Germany but it does provide a number of benefits such as voting rights, the ability to remain in Germany permanently and it means that visas and resident permits are no longer required. For those who have made Germany their home and have no desire to move, getting German citizenship by naturalization can be a matter of huge importance. Read our article to find out more about what is involved and contact our office directly for further assistance.
German citizenship allows an individual to benefit from not only what Germany has to offer, but also grants the holder access to the entire EU and Schengen Zone. As a German citizen one benefits from holding one of the most powerful passports in the world, opens the door for study, work and retirement across Europe and can travel visa-free to numerous countries around the world. Whether it is for personal or business reasons, those people potentially eligible for German citizenship should consider the options available to them.