How To Reclaim Your Family’s German Citizenship

Are you of US Citizen of German Jewish descent? Did your parents or grandparents escape Nazi Germany? If you can prove your family lineage you might be eligible for dual citizenship. Germany has an application process for you to document your heritage and restore your German Citizenship.

In the current political climate, many Jewish people are experiencing anti-Semitic hostility in their communities. This behavior is of concern to many of us.

If you are of German Jewish descent and would like to know what steps you need to take to have your German Citizenship restored, please read further. The first article is about a group of people who have taken the needed steps to restore their German Citizenship. The second article links to the German Missions in the US with specific information regarding the application process. You must meet the criteria they outline on their website to begin the application process.

This article was published on April 27, 2017: Some New England Jews, wary of US politics, reclaim German Citizenship:  http://www.wbur.org/news/2017/04/27/german-citizenship-restoration

If you would like to learn more about this process to restore your German citizenship please review this page at the German Missions in the United States: http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/05__Legal/02__Directory__Services/02__Citizenship/__Restored.html

You will need to fill out their application form. From their website they also state you will need the following information: “Please fill in a printout, sign it, and mail it to the appropriate German mission with all documents available to you, e. g. old German passports of the German emigrant, birth certificates of the emigrant, marriage certificates, copies of the naturalization papers of other states where the German emigrant has been naturalized after leaving Germany. If you are a descendant of such person, please submit all certificates of birth and marriage necessary to prove your descent from the former German citizen).”

If you are interested in exploring your lineage and having your German citizenship restored to you please contact us. Lawson Research Services, LLC would be happy to help you with this process.