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German Law/Dual Citizenship - Germany & UK


Iam German by Birth both parents are German.I left Germany in 1987 and haven't been back since.
Iam now living in the UK since 19 Years and thinking too apply for British citizenship.How does it affect(if at all) my German Citizenship?
Thank you

Applying for British citizenship won't have any negative effect on your German citizenship. At least as long as the UK will still be a member state of the EU by the time you receive your British citizenship. ;-)

Germany does not have any problem with dual citizenship as long as the second citizenship is that of another EU country ( 25 I 2 StAG).

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Extensive experience in international family law, especially international child abductions and child custody cases. All other areas of German law as well: constitutional law, criminal law, business and contract law, immigration law, inheritance law, and so on.


Lawyer in Germany from 2002 to 2009. Lawyer for US Army JAG Corps before. Bar-certified specialisation in family law and in administrative law. Articles and lectures about international and domestic family law.


2000 Law Degree from University of Regensburg, Germany 2002 admitted to the bar (until 2009) 2013 MA Philosophy at the Open University, UK

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