Dear sir or madam,I was born in Germany to a German father and an American mother. When I was 4, we moved to the U.S. where I eventually became an engineer in the defense industry. I needed a security clearance for the job, and they demanded I gave up my citizenship. I complied with their request. Since then, I've moved back to Europe to come to school, and would very much like to regain my German citizenship so I can stay here and work afterwards. I'm not sure if this helps, but my father now lives in Germany as well. Is there any procedure through which I can regain my citizenship? Thank you.
I have spoken with the consulate and researched on the internet.
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Hello,Yes, I am still waiting for a response from an expert. From my research so far, it seems I'm no more entitled to German citizenship than any other foreigner. If my birthplace (Germany), my father's place of residence and citizenship as well as my paternal side of the family being in Germany gives me the right to reclaim my citizenship I'm certainly willing to pay for that information. If it is, as my research seems to indicate, then I do not want to pay for that information as it is not new to me or useful. Thanks.
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Dear moderator, I would be happy to pay for an answer that gives me any new information. However, if the answer comes back as simply telling me that my chances of regaining my citizenship are the same, or basically the same as any other person who doesn't hold German citizenship, this would not be telling me anything new, and I would not be willing to pay.So, if you get the sense that the expert can provide me with a useful answer, by all means, please continue pursuing the answer. Thanks-Bastian
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Ok, so am I to understand that you were not able to find an expert who knew how I would be able to regain my German citizenship easier than other foreigners due to my circumstances (birthplace, paternal citizenship and residency etc)? Thanks
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