Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — New York

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Picking up permissions to retain German 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.

If you have completed the application process to receive a retain permit and you have been informed by the German mission that your certificate is ready for pick up, please make an appointment in this category if you want to collect the permission after your application has been approved. Please do not make appointments in this category for other citizenship matters.

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