Canadian Citizen applying for German Passport

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Subject: Canadian Citizen applying for German Passport
  I´m not sure if this is the right forum to post in so I´ll try anyway,

I would like to apply for a German Passport. MyMother was German at the time of my birth in 1988, although my Mother did not have a German passport at the time. I have has the following documents to give when applying for the passport.

Mother´s CIC Documents
Mother´s Birth Document (Showing she was born in Germany)
My Birth Certificate

Will this be enough evidence to show my Mother was German when I was born?


(in reply to: Canadian Citizen applying for German Passport)
being born in germany doesnt mean she is german,i would therefore include some other proof of her nationality e.g. old passport, citizenship certificate....but send an email to the german embassy/consulte they can tell you what docs are needed.

id check out the laws re dual citizenship with germany too as ive heard (but not 100% sure, as i dont know the exact rules) that once your over 18 you have to choose between the german nationality and the other one.

the big burp
(in reply to: Canadian Citizen applying for German Passport)
I think burp is correct. Germany does not allow it´s citzens to have dual nationality. German nationality is based on blood right (family) rather than place of birth.

Why aren´t you going to the German government websites to find this out yourself? Try websites for the German embassy in Ottawa and Wahington, and the various German ministries for foreign and consular affairs.

(in reply to: Canadian Citizen applying for German Passport)
´´Persons born to a parent who was a German citizen at the time of birth are usually German citizens on that basis. It does not matter whether they were born in Germany or not. Nor does it matter if the parent is naturalised German.

* Those born after January 1, 1975 are Germans if the mother or father is a German citizen.´´

Which she is born from a German citizen.

´´Although dual citizenship is restricted under German law, it can be held in limited circumstances:

* where a child born to German parents acquires another citizenship at birth (e.g based on place of birth, or descent from one parent)´´

She aquired Canadian citizenship because she was born in Canada.

That´s the research I recently did and therefore assume I was right

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