German citizenship Determination of existence on application

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 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).

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landratsamt Saale-Holzland-Kreis - Staatsangehörigkeitsbehörde

Claußstraße 3
07607 Eisenberg

Postal address
Post office box 1310
07602 Eisenberg
036691 70-526
036691 70-745
Opening times

General office hours

Monday: 8:30-12.00
Tuesday: 8:30-12.00 13.30-15.30
Wednesday: by appointment
Thursday: 8:30am-12:00pm 1:30pm-5:30pm
Friday: 8:30am-12:00pm

Appointments can also be made outside the above-mentioned office hours if necessary.

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