Do I Have Claim to Dual German and American Citizenship?
January 30, 2008 7:57 AM Subscribe
My mother was a native-born German citizen. My father was a native-born American citizen. I was born in the United States. Shortly thereafter, my parents divorced and my mom was granted custody of me. I lived in Germany until the age of 5, presumably as a German citizen. Then my father and his family took physical custody of me, and an American court ultimately awarded legal custody to my father. Because I was born in America, I now enjoy US citizenship. Do I still have a claim to dual German and American Citizenship?
posted by saulgoodman to law & government (33 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've looked at all the official sites related to US and German citizenship issues and I can't seem to find a clear answer.