German citizenship Determination of existence on application

Service Description

You can file an application to determine the existence of your German citizenship if there is a justified interest in a declaratory judgment.

An interest in a declaratory judgment exists, for example, if

  • German authorities or courts demand that you have any remaining doubts about your German citizenship clarified by the citizenship authority following their own examination of existing evidence (e.g. German identity papers or birth certificates), or
  • in exceptional cases, despite presenting valid German proof of identity (e.g. passport or identity card) to German or foreign authorities or courts, you must prove your German citizenship with a special document.

If the citizenship authority determines upon your application that you have German citizenship, you will receive a special document (citizenship certificate).

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landratsamt Saale-Holzland-Kreis - Staatsangehörigkeitsbehörde

Claußstraße 3
07607 Eisenberg

Postal address
Post office box 1310
07602 Eisenberg
036691 115
Remark: Service Center
036691 70-745
Opening times

Monday 08:30 - 12:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 15:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 12:00
Thursday 08:30 - 12:00, 13:30 - 17:30
Friday 08:30 - 12:00

A personal visit is only possible by prior appointment.
For this purpose, please use non-contact methods (telephone, mail, fax, e-mail, motor vehicle online service) to communicate with our office.

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