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German citizenship - German passport

In recent years the number of applicants for citizenships in member countries of the European Union, as means of acquiring a European passport has risen widely. And it’s no surprise that Germany, as one of the stronger and more established members of the EU, and who offers it’s citizens a wide variety of benefits in occupation, residence and education has been in the very centre of attention.
In addition, German legislation is relatively lenient and allows applicants who were not born in Germany and who often without any knowledge of the German language but meet certain criteria to acquire German citizenship. And a German passport is also superior to that of some of the other EU member countries as it provides unconditional rights within the EU.

A significant interest in German citizenship comes from the many Israelis, descendants of Jews formerly being German citizens who left Germany primarily during the Nazi era. Regaining back their German citizenship and acquiring a European passport as a result, would help establish a better future for themselves and their families.

The process of regaining the German citizenship and the acquisition of a German passport, is often accompanied by difficulties that can arise due to language barriers and other bureaucratic issues entailed in the process of retrieving the required documents necessary to complete the application process. Nevertheless, it seems that amongst those who successfully acquired a German citizenship (whether due to their own proficiency or by using professional legal assistance) there is wide agreement that the effort is certainly worth the result.