Speak with an experienced immigration attorney, if you can, to better understand the process of applying for a child’s legal status. The citizenship laws of Germany automatically granted German citizenship to a child on the date of adoption if he is has not yet turned 18 and was adopted by a German citizen. Further details here. Both the United States and Germany recognize the concept of multiple nationality. The official US policy on dual citizens seems to be this: The U.S. government allows dual citizenship. As I understand it, if the US goes to war with your other citizenship, they want you to support them first, and that’s mostly just hypothetical. Your local civilian legal services office should be able to refer you to an experienced immigration attorney. Such children will have to apply to retain citizenship by age 23 and they will have to prove that they are not citizens of any other country, except for EU countries and countries where it is impossible to lose your citizenship. Dual Citizenship.

The child may be able to obtain U.S. citizenship later in a variety of ways. The school concept of the Fintosch International Primary School unites the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) with the Hessian education and upbringing program. HOWEVER, she has dual citizenship NOW (she’s a minor) but at the age of 18, she will have to choose to be a citizen of the US or Germany.

However, in 1999 the German nationality law was reformed, reducing the severity of the requirements for acquiring German citizenship by children born there to foreigners who held permanent residence or resided in the country for at least 8 years. I see lots of stuff about zero citizen parents or both citizen parents, so it’s worth looking into if she can.

Edit: I was born in the early 80s, before reunification. Aside from the question of whether you can get German citizenship, you should also consider the question of whether you really want to have German citizenship, since you would also share the same responsibilities of any German citizen, and I’m not sure what all that entails. So it is best to speak with an experienced immigration attorney.

German nationality law confers German citizenship by four distinct ways, such as by birth, ancestry (descent from a German parent), adoption and naturalization. Dual citizenship is a complex issue and it is important to understand that there are not only benefits but also obligations that comes with being a dual citizen. He may file a visa petition (USCIS form I-130) for the child to become a permanent resident. The reverse is true in the U.S., where such a person is considered only American for most purposes. Some countries like China will not allow dual citizenship and will take away Chinese nationality and passport if they find out.

Germany’s system is very complex, but it looks to me like that might be true, but by 23 years old at worst, but AFAICT it looks like that’s non-EU//CH children.

The answer is a clear ‘no’.

US Citizen born in Germany - dual citizenship? The Cuban government may require U.S. citizens, whom the Government of Cuba considers to be Cuban, to enter and depart Cuba using a Cuban passport. All U.S. citizens are required to enter and exit the United States with their U.S. passport, regardless of age and regardless of what other nationalities they may possess. Click here for download information. That’s a common folk belief. Dualcitizenship.com does not provide legal advice, opinions or recommendations to its users about their possible legal rights, legal remedies, legal defenses, legal options or legal strategies, selection of forms, or answers to specific questions on forms. None of that, however, affects his dual citizenship.

So she thinks I could somehow go apply for citizenship in Germany if I wanted. Here are some common scenarios, followed by brief explanations. Is that true? For more information about taxes, please contact the Internal Revenue Service at: An American-German dual national is not exempt from German military service simply because he is also has U.S. citizenship. There’s also the language issue. The explanation I got from the last German client who ran into this is that the only way to retain German citizenship on naturalizing in the U.S. is to apply for special permission first. This law however does not apply to children who have a German parent, and there is no need for them to renounce their citizenship in order to acquire another one. The child’s parents were married before the child was born, and both are U.S. citizens. The child’s parents were married before the child was born. American-German dual nationals may owe taxes in both countries. Freseniusstr. Are either of those things true?

There is an exception for the following: The following group of persons can take advantage of a shorter residence requirement for naturalization: Those who lost German citizenship under the Nazi regime, including children and grandchildren, may be eligible for naturalization without a residence requirement or renunciation of their existing citizenship.

One parent is U.S. citizen and the other is a U.S. national.

Notarios, notary publics and immigration consultants may NOT represent you before U.S. Neither the U.S. service member nor the other parent were U.S. citizens when their child was born. At first I was skeptical, since at one point I knew a guy who was an Indian citizen who had spent most of his formative years in the US and wanted to become an American citizen, but couldn’t have dual citizenship (though the law later changed). A member of the U.S. military deployed outside the U.S. may have a child born abroad who is not a U.S. citizen at birth.

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