Professional German Citizenship Law Firm

Our attorneys will assist you with the process of regaining your German citizenship and getting your German passport back. We will carefully review your case and will assist you with drafting the reasoning for the application to regain your German citizenship and will submit the application for you. Some of our German clients living in the United States or Canada lost their German citizenship when they acquired U.S. citizenship because they failed to obtain a retention certifcate to keep German citizenship ("Beibehaltungsgenehmigung").  In this case, under limited circumstances, you may be eligible for re-naturalization as a German citizen. We will evaluate your case and will advise you on the requirements. We will thoroughly prepare and file your application with the German Consulate or Embassy and guide you through the entire process until the end.

A woman getting her passport from a German Citizenship Law Firm

Basic Criteria to be Considered:

  • If you became a U.S. citizen without obtaining a retention certificate (“Beibehaltungsurkunde”), you have automatically lost your German citizenship by law. But if you lost if after January 1st, 2000, Germany permits renaturalization.

  • If you met the requirements for a Beibehaltungsgenehmigung when you became a U.S. citizen and still meet the requirements today, you may be eligible to file an application to regain your German citizenship.

Let us prepare and file the application for you. To date, we have a 100% success rate filing applications for reinstatement of German citizenship.

Contact us to schedule your consultation during which we will evaluate your eligibility to regain your German citizenship in order to get your German passport back, explain the entire process, and go over all associated fees.