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Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
An entitlement to naturalization regularly exists if the following requirements are met:
- Legal and habitual residence in Germany for eight years
- Identity and previous nationality have been clarified
- Commitment to the free and democratic basic order of the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany
- In possession of an indefinite or permanent right of residence at the time of naturalization
- The applicant is able to support themselves and their dependent family members without claiming social assistance or unemployment benefit II
- Previous citizenship is renounced or lost (exception e.g. EU states)
- No conviction for a criminal offense
- Sufficient knowledge of German
- Knowledge of the German legal and social system and living conditions in Germany
There are various exceptions to these requirements, for example in the case of special integration achievements. There are special regulations for certain groups of people. Your naturalization authority will be happy to advise you on this.
Further information on the subject of naturalization can be found on the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Youth, Family, Senior Citizens, Integration and Equality of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (MSJFSIG)
Who should I contact?
To the naturalization authorities of the districts and independent cities
The Federal Office of Administration (BVA) is responsible for naturalization applicants living abroad -
What are the fees?
- Naturalization fee: 255,00 Euro,
- for underage children to be naturalized without own income: 51,00 Euro
§§ Sections 8, 9, 10 of the Citizenship Act (StAG)
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