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Country Profiles


Country Reports PDF

Report on Citizenship Law[pdf] by Hailbronner, Kay - Farahat, Anuscheh

Published: January 2010 - Latest Update: January 2015

Report on Naturalisation Procedures[pdf] by Farahat, Anuscheh

Published: February 2013

Report on Electoral Rights[pdf] by Pedroza, Luicy

Published: July 2013

Handbook on Access to Citizenship and its Impact on Immigrant Integration [German] [pdf]

Handbook on Access to Citizenship and its Impact on Immigrant Integration [English] [pdf]

Country expert(s)

Farahat, Anuscheh

Hailbronner, Kay

Pedroza, Luicy

Schmidt, Julia

Zahn, Rebecca

Current citizenship law

Nationality Act 1913 (as amended by Act of 1 June 2012) LANGUAGE: uk


Staatsangehörigkeitsgesetz (StAG) 1913 (as amended by Act of 13 November 2014) LANGUAGE: Germany


Please note: the English translation listed above does not include amendments to the German Nationality Act enacted after 1 June 2012. For details of subsequent amendments please consult the chronology of legislation.

Chronological table

Chronology of legislation


Translations and a brief discussion of the use of the terms "citizenship" and "nationality" in legal documents and political debates

International Law

Treaties and conventions signed, ratified and reservations

Domestic case law Germany domestic case law
International and European case law Germany International and European case law
Citizenship statistics

Germany Statistics

Citizenship News

A record number of Britons become German citizens

German and Austrian politicians target Turkish dual citizens

Germany: As “Option Duty“ reform comes into force, first figures on individuals having lost their citizenship emerge

Citizenship Links

Selections of links about citizenship

All links about citizenship