Does Germany give Birthright Citizenship.
Restricted birthright citizenship appears to have been in effect for a very long time.
Children born on or after 1 January 2000
Able to claim German citizenship from either the mother or father, being a German citizen.
Able to claim German citizenship at birth if at least one parent has a permanent residence permit and has been residing in Germany for at least eight years.
Children born on or after 1 January 1975
Able to claim German citizenship from either the mother or father being a German citizen.
Children born before 1 January 1975
Able to claim German citizenship from the father but not the mother. (There were some exceptions to this)
Dual Citizenship in Germany
German citizenship is automatically lost when a German citizen voluntarily acquires the citizenship of another country, unless they get a certificate of retention of the German citizenship.
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