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I have a 21 year old son whos father is a German citizen living

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I have a 21 year old son who's father is a German citizen living in Germany.
Does my son qualify for German /EU citizenship

many thanks

Kerrie
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 5 years ago.

Hi Kerrie,

 

Where does your son live?

 

Where was your son born?

 

What nationality does he hold at present?

 

Kind regards,

 


Tom

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
he lives in Australia, was born in Bali and holds Australian citizenship
Expert:  Thomas replied 5 years ago.
Were you married to the father of your son? If so, please state when you were married.

Is he named on the birth certificate as father?

Kind regards,

Tom
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes
Expert:  Thomas replied 5 years ago.
Yes, you were married OR yes, he is named as father, or both.

Please also state when you were married.

Kind regards,

Tom
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
he is named as the father
Expert:  Thomas replied 5 years ago.
But you were not married, correct?

Tom
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
correct we never married
Expert:  Thomas replied 5 years ago.
Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

As I understand it the rules changes at the beginning of January 1993. As your son was born to unmarried parents and to a father who was a German citizen I understand that he will be eligible to apply for German Citizenship by descent provided that he does so by the time he is 23 and the father who is a German citizen acknowledges paternity of the child.

I should think that the birth certificate will be sufficient evidence of acknowledgement and I expect that you will require the service of a German immigration attorney in order to make the appropriate application to have the citizenship recognised and registered so that you son can then apply for a German Passport.

Once your son has obtained a German Passport he will be free to exercise his treaty rights as a national of an EEA member state so that he can travel and work within EEA member state countries free from restriction.

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Tom
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