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Can I Still Keep My Current Nationality?

Whether you can keep your current nationality while obtaining German citizenship by descent depends on the nationality laws of your current country of citizenship. Germany generally allows dual citizenship, which means that you can hold German citizenship along with your existing citizenship.

However, not all countries permit dual citizenship, and some may require you to renounce your current citizenship when acquiring German citizenship. It’s important to check the laws and regulations of your current country of citizenship to determine whether dual citizenship is permitted and if there are any restrictions or requirements regarding acquiring German citizenship.

If your current country of citizenship does not allow dual citizenship, acquiring German citizenship may result in the loss of your current citizenship. In such cases, you may need to make a decision about renouncing your current citizenship or retaining it.

It’s advisable to consult with the authorities of both Germany and your current country of citizenship or seek legal advice to understand the specific rules and implications regarding dual citizenship and the potential impact on your current nationality.

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