Optional methods for the obtainment of a German passport
There are two tracks,which eventually lead to the obtainment of a German citizenship:
and less commontrack is a track, whereby the German law grants the German competentauthorities discretion, whether to grant the applicant a citizenship or not.
In this track, theapplicant will be asked to exhibit his connection to Germany, establishedfinancial capabilities and basic knowledge of the German language.
In addition, theapplicant will be required, in principle, to waive his original citizenship.
Principles for the obtainment of a German citizenship
In the more commontrack, whereby the German authorities have no discretion, there are a number ofguiding principles by which one can obtain a European-German passport, as willbe explained below:
- Place of Birth, even if it is Germany, or obtaining reparations do not grant a German citizenship and are completely unrelated with it, citizenship is granted by bloodline and not according to place of birth. Namely, you can be born in China and get a German passport, while on the other hand, it is possible to be born in Germany and not be granted a German passport.
- An offspring born by 01/04/1953 has good chances of getting a German passport, only if his father was a German. After this time, the offspring can get a German passport, also in case his mother was German, that is, born (no matter where) to a German father.
- An offspring born during the period of between 04/01/1953 and 31/12/1974 to a mother holding a German citizenship, will be eligible for citizenship and/or a German passport, only if the mother informed the embassy by 12.31.1977 that her son will be applying for a German citizenship.
- A child born outside wedlock by 01/07/1993, shall obtain a German citizenship/passport, if on the day of his birth his mother was holding such citizenship. In case the father is German, his child is entitled to obtain a German citizenship/passport, if by his 23rd birthday, the father filed a declaration of paternity, according to German law.
Revocation of a German passport
The relevant Germanlaw states that a German citizen who served in the security forces of a foreigncountry not under any legal obligation, would lose his German citizenship.
This law caused manyIsraelis, who received a German passport to lose their German citizenship dueto their career service. In practice, when applying for an extension of aGerman passport, which is most commonly done at the German Embassy, theapplicant is asked to present a certificate from the IDF detailing his militaryservice.
If this certificateindicates that the applicant served as a career soldier, he will be asked tohand over his German passport its extension shall be refused.
Dr. Yuval Hen LawFirm handles the restoration of German citizenship to those who have beendenied of it due to their career service.
A work permit in Germany
Dr. Yuval Hen LawFirm handles applications issued by Israelis for a permit to work in Germany.Such applications should refer to a specific job in Germany. The applicationsshall be submitted to the competent authority where the business is located.