Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — New York

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Submitting an application to retain German citizenship when acquiring US citizenship

German citizenship is automatically lost when acquiring a foreign citizenship. If you want to acquire US citizenship without losing German citizenship in the process, you need to obtain a permission to retain German citizenship first. Please note that you have to prove German language skills during the application process.

Please make an appointment in this category if you want to file an application or get further information on the process. Please do not make appointments in this category for other citizenship matters.

Please note that applications for a retention permit can also be submitted via mail. The address of the Consulate is as follows:

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Legal and Consular Department
871 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017, USA

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