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Dear Mr. Andreas,
Do children born to a German mother and a forgien father, who have been divorced and remarried, lose their German citizenship? (for having dual citizenship)

Dear Daisy,

don't worry:

If your children obtained German citizenship when they were born (which depends on the year of birth), they will never lose it if their parents get divorced or remarried, or if the children themselves get married, divorced or remarried.

German citizenship is usually only lost if a German citizen applies for naturalization in another country, but even that can be avoided with the relevant application ( 25 II StAG).

Andreas Moser  

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Andreas Moser


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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