EXPLAINED: what you need to know about dual citizenship in Germany
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EXPLAINED: what you need to know about dual citizenship in Germany

Germany has been loosening its rules on dual citizenship in recent years, giving more people the opportunity to hold a German passport while retaining one from a country they have links to via blood or birth. Here's what the rather complicated rules are.

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COMPARE: Which European countries have the toughest rules for gaining citizenship?

OPINION: Why I gave up Indian citizenship for a life in Hamburg
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OPINION: Why I gave up Indian citizenship for a life in Hamburg

Giving up being British: What you should know about becoming German after December 31st
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Giving up being British: What you should know about becoming German after December 31st

EXPLAINED: How to secure permanent residency in Germany
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EXPLAINED: How to secure permanent residency in Germany

How to get German citizenship (or just stay forever)
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How to get German citizenship (or just stay forever)

Germany urges UK for ‘more realistic approach’ in Brexit talks

Germany urges UK for ‘more realistic approach’ in Brexit talks

How Brexit pushed thousands of Brits to get German citizenship

How Brexit pushed thousands of Brits to get German citizenship

EU agrees to three-month Brexit ‘flextension’

EU agrees to three-month Brexit ‘flextension’

Number of Britons who move to EU at highest level in a decade

Number of Britons who move to EU at highest level in a decade

German government eases citizenship rules for descendants of Nazi victims

German government eases citizenship rules for descendants of Nazi victims

Britons in Europe hold breath as MPs set to vote on Brexit deal

Britons in Europe hold breath as MPs set to vote on Brexit deal

How Brexit and the fight for rights united Britons from across Europe

How Brexit and the fight for rights united Britons from across Europe

Could this EU Green Card save freedom of movement for Britons in Europe?

Could this EU Green Card save freedom of movement for Britons in Europe?

Battling Brexit: How a group of Brits in Europe took on the fight for citizens’ rights

Battling Brexit: How a group of Brits in Europe took on the fight for citizens’ rights

‘I feel slightly more German’: Reflections of a Brit after taking the German citizenship test

‘I feel slightly more German’: Reflections of a Brit after taking the German citizenship test

‘They’re fleeing Brexit’: More Brits moving to Germany despite uncertainty

‘They’re fleeing Brexit’: More Brits moving to Germany despite uncertainty

Brexit: ‘Brits should try for German citizenship even if they don’t think they qualify’

Brexit: ‘Brits should try for German citizenship even if they don’t think they qualify’

Quiz: Can you pass these German citizenship test questions?
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Quiz: Can you pass these German citizenship test questions?

Germany has ‘second most powerful passport in the world’

Germany has ‘second most powerful passport in the world’

Number of Brits who became German nearly tripled last year

Number of Brits who became German nearly tripled last year

German or Turkish? Footballers’ meeting with Erdogan stokes identity debate

German or Turkish? Footballers’ meeting with Erdogan stokes identity debate

The moment you know you’re in Germany for the long haul

The moment you know you’re in Germany for the long haul

‘My daughter and I got dual citizenship to secure her future after Brexit’

‘My daughter and I got dual citizenship to secure her future after Brexit’

‘We reclaimed what was taken from my Jewish grandparents – German citizenship’

‘We reclaimed what was taken from my Jewish grandparents – German citizenship’

‘Getting German citizenship enabled me to see my family for the first time in years’

‘Getting German citizenship enabled me to see my family for the first time in years’

What you can learn about becoming German – from people who have done it
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What you can learn about becoming German – from people who have done it

‘I take my vote very seriously’: New Germans reflect on citizenship in run-up to election

‘I take my vote very seriously’: New Germans reflect on citizenship in run-up to election

Number of Americans choosing to be German doubles since 2009

Number of Americans choosing to be German doubles since 2009

Number of Brits who became German shot up by 361 percent last year

Number of Brits who became German shot up by 361 percent last year

German men selling fatherhood to refugee women for cash, say prosecutors

German men selling fatherhood to refugee women for cash, say prosecutors

Number of Brits seeking citizenship in German metropoles shot up fivefold after Brexit vote

Number of Brits seeking citizenship in German metropoles shot up fivefold after Brexit vote

‘I feel less British now’: The Brits becoming German after Brexit

‘I feel less British now’: The Brits becoming German after Brexit

Status of Brits in Germany up in the air, as Berlin makes no guarantees

Status of Brits in Germany up in the air, as Berlin makes no guarantees

Being German isn’t about where you’re born, say most Germans

Being German isn’t about where you’re born, say most Germans

This is how many Germans could be impacted by Trump’s travel bans

This is how many Germans could be impacted by Trump’s travel bans

Green party demand ‘quick and easy’ citizenship for Brits

Green party demand ‘quick and easy’ citizenship for Brits

Berlin Brits share fears and beers over Europe vote

Berlin Brits share fears and beers over Europe vote

How Brits in Germany are facing Brexit fears

How Brits in Germany are facing Brexit fears

Foreigners in Germany reach record levels

Foreigners in Germany reach record levels

Merkel: business must fight immigrant prejudice

Merkel: business must fight immigrant prejudice

Greens to push dual citizenship issue

Greens to push dual citizenship issue

Justice Minister: relax dual citizenship law

Justice Minister: relax dual citizenship law

More Turks in Germany than previously thought

More Turks in Germany than previously thought

Effort to ease dual citizenship fails

Effort to ease dual citizenship fails

Campaign aims to get foreigners the vote

Campaign aims to get foreigners the vote

Citizenship for Iraqi informant ‘Curveball’ sparks questions

Citizenship for Iraqi informant ‘Curveball’ sparks questions

FDP backs fast-tracked citizenship to spur integration

FDP backs fast-tracked citizenship to spur integration

Citizenship test proves a breeze for naturalised foreigners

Citizenship test proves a breeze for naturalised foreigners

Three states present draft law for dual citizenship

Three states present draft law for dual citizenship

SPD backs new rules for dual citizenship

SPD backs new rules for dual citizenship

Pressure increases to scrap forced choice on citizenship

Pressure increases to scrap forced choice on citizenship

Amount of naturalised citizens plunges dramatically

Amount of naturalised citizens plunges dramatically

Bundesrat rejects dual citizenship motion

Bundesrat rejects dual citizenship motion

German by choice

German by choice

German conservatives slammed for ‘racial ideology’ on citizenship

German conservatives slammed for ‘racial ideology’ on citizenship

More Germans getting dual citizenship abroad

More Germans getting dual citizenship abroad

German cabinet approves new citizenship test and ID cards

German cabinet approves new citizenship test and ID cards