In general, German citizenship is not established through birth on German territory, but through descent from a legally German mother and/or a legally German father. German citizenship may have been obtained through the following:
Obtaining German Citizenship
In a formal application procedure it can be determined if you are a German citizen. For applicants abroad (not living in Germany) the authority responsible in processing these applications is the Federal Office of Administration in Cologne (Bundesverwaltungsamt).
Determination of German Citizenship
Information on obtaining/re-obtaining German citizenship for former German citizens and their descendants who were persecuted on political, racial or religious grounds between January 30, 1933 and May 8, 1945.
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