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Thread: Naturalization and how to retain german citizenship

  1. #1
    Hi everyone,

    I am planning to apply for my US Citizenship within a year and have read that I am able to keep my German citizenship by submitting a form called Beibehaltungsgenehmigung.

    I need to send this form to a US consulate responsible for my state but have not been able to find an english version on the internet or the address for the US consulate that is responsible for my state. Has anyone run into this problem before?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    While the US frowns on dual citizenship, it does recognize it. I wasn't aware there was such a form. Does Germany accept dual citizenship? Perhaps it is on their end that the form needs to be completed?

    Maybe someone else will come along with more information.

  3. #3
    Beibehaltungsgenehmigung
    Retention permission???



    Ho lly Smokes!!! there are gifted/Special people on this Board! You should be ashamed of Yourself!

    Would that be One word???? Or a Combination/abbreviation of many???
    International sharing is so unfair!!!
    USC and Legal, Honest Immigrant Alike Must Fight Against Those That Deceive and Disrupt A Place Of Desirability! All Are Victims of Fraud, Both USC and Honest Immigrant Alike! The bad can and does make it more difficult for the good! Be careful who y

  4. #4
    Originally posted by JTQ23:
    Hi everyone,

    I am planning to apply for my US Citizenship within a year and have read that I am able to keep my German citizenship by submitting a form called Beibehaltungsgenehmigung.

    I need to send this form to a US consulate responsible for my state but have not been able to find an english version on the internet or the address for the US consulate that is responsible for my state. Has anyone run into this problem before?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    We already have Obama; we dont need any more Nazis in my country.

  5. #5
    Originally posted by SonofMichael:
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JTQ23:
    Hi everyone,

    I am planning to apply for my US Citizenship within a year and have read that I am able to keep my German citizenship by submitting a form called Beibehaltungsgenehmigung.

    I need to send this form to a US consulate responsible for my state but have not been able to find an english version on the internet or the address for the US consulate that is responsible for my state. Has anyone run into this problem before?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    We already have Obama; we dont need any more Nazis in my country. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Not nice, SOM. This poster has legitimate claims to be here.

  6. #6
    Janine,
    Germany,does not allow a 2nd citizenship under their provision.Meaning,when you get our U.S. citizenship you will lose your german citizenship.
    The law says - if you become a citizen of another nation,you automatically give up by law your german citizenship.

    Germany government will know when you became a citzen,regardless of what country.

    Thats why alot of germans,do not become US citizens and stay residents for life in the US just in case they need to go back home and live there with full benefits.

    Ich bin ebenfalls aus deutschland und werde dieses jahr US amerikaner.Ich werde mein deutschen pass verlieren,da die US behoerde es weiterleitet. Du kannst es nicht geheim halten,so das es deustchland nie mitbekommt.
    Die werden es wissen.

    Das einzige was du kannst,ist das du ein aufenthaltsbenehmigung beantragst.

  7. #7
    The US does not recognize dual citizenship, it just ignores the issue. It also states that dual citizens will not be protected from their obligations under their dual citizenship. U.S. Consulates are in various cities in Germany, but their area of responsibility do not necessarily mesh with the division of German Lands. Any form as you describe that is sent to the Consulate/Embassy will be returned unaddressed to you. Dual citizenship is not something the U.S. government gets involved with. Good luck with your efforts. I just question why you would want to maintain German citizenship if you want to be an American. Just give it up and love America with you whole heart and soul. If you don't, just remain an alien, because in your heart you remain an alien.

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