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My father was in the US Army & stationed in Germany. I was born in Munich in 1967 & both a US Military birth certificate as well as a German one with the seal from the Registrar's office. Would I have dual citizenship based on the laws in 1967? My mother was either unaware she was pregnant when they moved or she conceived there. Not really sure if that matters.

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Hi there,
only current law counts and may change. Dual citizenship in the EU is only awarded in very special cases when you have TWO homes, one must be in Germany. For children of EU citizens overseas, application for EU citizenship must ideally be made before the age of 21. Being conceaved in the EU does not guarantee citizenship. In cases where a parent works and lives in the EU, "family unity" might be granted. But, every "Einbürgeung" application is different and every case is handled differently.
Info: http://www.dw.de/new-hope-for-dual-citizenship-in-germany/a-16951467
http://sachsen.de/en/1444.htm
See §2 at http://germany.usembassy.gov/acs/dual_nationality/
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