Can I get Italian citizenship through my great grandfather?
If your grandfather was born in Italy and was an Italian citizen when your parent was born, it’s possible to apply for Italian citizenship through grandparents. However, you can only qualify in this way if your parent has not since renounced their right to Italian citizenship.
Can I get German citizenship through my mother?
German citizenship is mainly acquired and passed on through descent from a German parent. The parent has to be German citizen at the time of the birth of the child. Only children born in or after the year 2000 to long-term residents of Germany could or can under certain circumstances receive German citizenship.
Why does Germany have so many Turkish immigrants?
The population has its roots in West Germany’s “economic miracle” in the post-war years. Booming but running out of labor, West Germany turned to southern Europe to attract workers. Recruitment deals with Spain, Italy and Greece failed to satisfy demand, so in 1961 the country turned to its former ally Turkey.
When can a child born in Germany get citizenship?
Yes. A child born in Germany (on or after 1 January 2000) can acquire German nationality, even if neither of the parents is German. The only precondition is that one of the parents has been legally and habitually resident in Germany for eight years and has a permanent right of residence.
Does Germany have jus soli?
In addition to the principle of descent, since 1 January 2000 German nationality law also recognizes the principle of birthplace (in Latin: jus soli) for the acquisition of citizenship. According to this principle, children born in Germany to non-German parents may, under certain conditions, acquire German citizenship.
Can I become a German citizen by marriage?
German Naturalization by Marriage Another way of getting German citizenship is by marriage. You will however need to apply for naturalization. You will still have to fulfill the other requirements just like for naturalization including: pass the naturalization test.