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Non-acquisition of German nationality for children born abroad

Children born abroad do not acquire German nationality by birth if their German parent(s) were themselves born abroad after 31 December 1999.


Passport information

This section contains the most important information about German passports, including the appointment and application process as well as relevant forms for downloading.


Registration of a child’s birth

The birth of a child born abroad to German parent(s) can be registered at the competent registrar’s office in Germany.


Name Declaration for a Child

A name declaration is usually necessary when applying for a passport, or when the registration of a German birth is requested.


Marriage - Registration and name declaration

German law does not require the registration of a marriage concluded abroad of a German national at a German authority. However in certain cases it is recommended to apply for a German marriage certificate.