Apply for naturalization for foreigners with naturalization entitlement

Service Description

With naturalization you receive German citizenship and become an equal citizen of the Federal Republic of Germany with all rights and obligations.

With German citizenship you can, among other things

  • exercise your right to vote in the federal states and for the German Bundestag,
  • enjoy freedom of movement within the European Union as a citizen of the Union,
  • travel outside Europe to many countries without a visa.

If you meet the requirements, you are entitled to acquire German citizenship:

  • You must have been lawfully ordinarily resident in Germany for 8 years.
  • Your identity and citizenship have been clarified.
  • You are capable of acting or legally represented.
  • You are in possession of a residence title that is based on permanent residence or an unlimited right of residence.
  • You are able to support yourself and your dependent family members without receiving certain public benefits.
  • You have not been convicted of a criminal offense.
  • You have sufficient knowledge of the German language (level B1).
  • You have civic knowledge, in principle to be proven by a naturalization test.
  • You give up or lose your foreign citizenship.
  • Your integration into German living conditions is guaranteed, i.e. in particular you are not married to several spouses at the same time.
  • You are committed to the free democratic basic order of the Basic Law, i.e. you do not support or have not supported any anti-constitutional or extremist activities, unless you have credibly turned away from previous persecution or support.

Naturalization becomes effective upon delivery of the naturalization certificate.

The competent authority is the citizenship authority responsible for your place of residence (administrative district or independent city).

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

No competent authority found