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Since 1975 in order to be eligible for German citizenship by birth either youf father or your mother has to be a German national at the time of your birth.
If this was the case and if your father was still a German citizen at the time of your birth you max be eligible for German citizneship.
You have to apply either with the German embassy in Washington or with the German consulate which is in Atlanta.
They will tell you what kind of paperwork is needed
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Hi - I do not live in the U.S., I live in Canada. Do I go to the consulate in Toronto? Also, I guess the real question is wether or not my father was a German citizen at the time of my birth. He immigrated to Canada in 1956 as a German Citizen due to birth in Germany. He never bothered to get his Canadian citizenship until the early 1990's as he needed this in ordeer to get a passport. Does this therefore make him a German citizen at the time of my birth in 1974?
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