At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions regarding dual citizenship. By analysing your situation, they will determine whether you are eligible for dual citizenship and ensure that your application fulfils the set requirements.
Dual citizenship can be a complex matter, as the rules of both countries need to be considered and a local legal guidance might be required. Some countries do not permit dual citizenship; therefore, obtaining German citizenship by descent may result in needing to give up the previous citizenship. Dual citizenship is allowed in most European Union countries, including France, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Finland, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Poland and Sweden. The USA, Canada, the United Kingdom and Turkey also allow dual citizenship.
Dual citizens in Germany have the same rights as other German citizens. When abroad, they can contact and receive help from the German embassy or consulate. However, this support is limited when they are in the other country of their citizenship. Dual citizens may be provided with additional rights linked to their other citizenship, such as the right to vote in that country, based on the laws of that state.