Apply for citizenship card

Service Description

You can file an application to establish the existence of your German nationality if there is a well-founded interest in establishing this.

An interest in a determination exists, for example, if

  • German authorities or courts require you to have persisting doubts about your German nationality clarified by the nationality authority after their own examination of evidence already available (for example, German identity papers or birth certificates), or
  • you have to prove your German citizenship to German or foreign authorities or courts by means of a special document despite presenting a valid German proof of identity (e.g. passport or identity card).

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

special notes for District-free City Erfurt

Implementation/execution of citizenship law matters - Naturalizations- Determination of German citizenship - Application for renunciation or release from German citizenship- Application for retention permit.

The processing of all matters concerning citizenship law takes place within the framework of a personal visit. With regard to the specific requirements of the applicant, he/she will receive all further information within this framework. (e.g. type and extent of the required documents).

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Standesamt

Visiting address
Große Arche 6
99084 Erfurt

99111 Erfurt
0361 655-7651
0361 655-7649
Opening times
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 18:00 Thursday 09:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 16:00 Friday 09:00 - 12:30
Transport connection
3, 4, 6