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German Citizenship for the Second Generation Born abroad after 2000

24.11.2022 - Article

The second generation born abroad after 2000 will not have automatic German citizenship. Children born abroad to German parents, who themselves were born abroad after 31.12.1999, will only become German if their birth was registered within one year from date of birth.

Who is Affected?

Your child does not become a German citizen automatically if

  • You (the German parent or parents) were born outside of Germany after 31.12.1999 and
  • Your child was born outside of Germany and
  • You (the German parent or parents) were residing abroad at the time of birth (being registered in Germany while in fact living abroad, does not suffice) and
  • Your child does not become stateless.
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