Repatriation

There are two different types of repatriation in Germany. Please carefully read the information provided before contacting the German Embassy.

Repatriation (Ermessenseinbürgerung)

In principle, repatriation of former Germans is possible, if there is a public interest in the naturalization. However, requirements for applicants residing abroad are more extensive than for residents of Germany. Read more...

Regaining German citizenship for former Germans deprived of their citizenship (Anspruchseinbürgerung)

Former German citizens, who lost their German citizenship under the Nazi-regime due to political, racist or religious reasons and who reside abroad, can apply for naturalization. Read more...