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Old Jul 30, 08, 6:43 am
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Originally Posted by caspritz78 View Post
The only Dual Citizenship I know of that is legal is a US-German citizenship. Before accepting the US citizenship you can file an application to keep your German citizenship but only if you still have ties to Germany. For example close family still living in Germany or working for a German company that needs you to travel a lot to Germany. You also loose your German citizenship if you take the US citizenship before your application is granted.
There are several cases of legal dual citizenship in Germany. This is stipulated in sec. 12 RuStaG. The most important one is sec. 12 (2) RuStaG which allows dual citizenship for EU and Swiss citizens.
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