American with German heritage seeks passport
June 15, 2011 5:48 AM Subscribe
Has any American here successfully applied for a German passport or work visa using their German heritage?
posted by princelyfox to law & government (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a third generation American (both grandparents emigrated in the teens) and I speak fleuent German. I'm not Jewish. I have heard that you can trace your matrilineal decent to apply for a German passport.
How did you navigate the process? What did you need?
I'm gong to set up an appointment with the consulate later this week, but any insight would be helpful since I'd like to have everything in order before I show up.