Do I have to give up my German citizenship to become British?

Can I keep my German citizenship if I become a UK citizen?

This means that, if you are naturalised by the British authorities or have applied for naturalisation before the end of the transition period following Britain’s withdrawal from the EU , you will not lose your German citizenship, and neither will you need permission to retain German nationality.

Do you have to renounce citizenship to become British?

Similarly, a foreign national who wishes to become a British citizen is not required to renounce their original nationality. This means that a person can be a British citizen or national, and also be a citizen of other countries. They can hold dual nationality or dual citizenship.

Can German citizens hold dual citizenship?

In certain cases, German nationality law allows its citizens to have or acquire an additional citizenship. … As a rule, children born to a German and a non-German parent, or to parents with dual nationality, acquire the nationalities of both parents at birth, according to the principle of descent.

Does UK allow dual citizenship?

Dual citizenship is lawfully allowed in the UK. While holding your home country’s citizenship, you can also seek to apply for British citizenship as a second nationality. Every country has its own nationality laws, and not all countries allow dual citizenship.

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Which countries allow dual citizenship with the UK?

Some of the main countries which accept dual citizenship with the UK include:

  • Australia.
  • Belgium.
  • Canada.
  • Denmark.
  • France.
  • Finland.
  • Greece.
  • Hungary.

Can I have dual citizenship in the US and UK?

Both the UK and US allow dual citizenship so Americans who would like to apply for British citizenship are able to maintain both citizenships. There is no specific application process to apply for American British dual nationality – all you need to do is to apply to become a UK citizen.

How can an American become a British citizen?

British Citizenship by Naturalization Eligibility Criteria for Americans

  1. Must be aged 18 or above.
  2. Must have held Indefinite Leave to Remain for at least twelve months.
  3. Must not have spent more than 450 days outside the UK during your qualifying residency period.
  4. Must have passed the Life in the UK test.

Can I have an Australian and British passport?

Both Australia and the United Kingdom allow Dual Nationality. This means that a person can hold nationality (and the passport) of both countries.

Can you have dual German and British citizenship?

In such cases, dual citizenship will be tolerated under certain conditions”. This means that as long as you acquire dual UK-German citizenship before the end of 2020, you will be able to keep this right and you will not be required to choose one citizenship over the other.

Can I hold a German and British passport?

Dual citizenship (also known as dual nationality) is allowed in the UK. This means you can be a British citizen and also a citizen of other countries. You do not need to apply for dual citizenship. You can apply for foreign citizenship and keep your British citizenship.

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Do I lose my German citizenship if I become a US citizen?

If you willingly apply for a foreign citizenship and obtain it, your German citizenship is automatically lost. If you obtain a foreign citizenship without an application for naturalization, you remain a German citizen.