Reobtaining Citizenship

Reobtaining German Citizenship

Either Article 116 Para. 2 German Basic Law or Article 14 of the StAG may be the basis for a re-naturalization application. Which law applies to you depends on the particular circumstances of your case and also where you reside.


Were you or your ancestors the victims of persecution during the Nazi era?
There could be a claim for German citizenship according to Article 116 Para. 2 of the Basic Law. >


Were you born before 1975 in wedlock to a German mother and a foreign father but did not acquire German citizenship by birth?
If you reside abroad, you might be eligible to apply for German citizenship according to 14 StAG. >


The two scenarios above are examples only. Two decrees in 2019 and a decision by the Federal Constitutional Court (BverfG) in May 2020 expanded and further defined the elitibily requirements. Which regulation ultimately applies depends on your specific circumstance. Contact us for an initial consultation.


Ellen von Geyso, J.D., LL.M.
Attorney at law - Rechtsanwältin
Admitted in Florida and Germany

1395 Brickell Ave., Suite 900
Miami, Florida 33131, USA

Phone +1 (305) 967-9003
Fax +1 (305) 200-8801