Does Germany have a system of ius sanguinis or ius soli?
Germany has traditionally always been a ius sanguinis country, meaning that citizenship is passed on to the next generation by birth, irrespective of the place of birth. Only recently (1999) has the law been amended to incorporate ius soli, giving German citizenship to a child born in Germany to two parents of foreign citizenship. I will explain these different ways of obtaining citizenship in more detail below.
- Does ius sanguinis mean that I am entitled to German citizenship if I have German great-great-grandparents, even if they left Germany generations ago?
- I am moving to (Germany, Japan, China, Australia, etc.). Can I get an adapter so my Rokenbok system will work when I get there?
- What is the difference between Germany and New Zealands system of government?