As experts in the field, GCR handle claims for the restoration of German citizenship to Jewish victims of the Nazi regime.
With almost 18 years of German citizenship legal experience from our team members, GCR will handle your case with the utmost sensitivity and professionalism.
Between 1933 and 1945, a series of racial, political and religious laws deprived German Jews of their citizenship.
Today, German law states that Jews whose citizenship was revoked as a result of these laws, are eligible for restoration of the rights and privileges of which they were wrongfully deprived.
This law applies not only to former German citizens but also to their descendants, including children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren and beyond.
Benefits of restoring German Citizenship
More than ever, restoring German citizenship is extremely desirable for a variety of reasons. Once German citizenship is successfully acquired, you will be afforded all rights and privileges any other German national enjoys. Post Brexit, this has a huge advantage in ensuring the protection of your EU freedoms and rights, despite any changes that will inevitably, affect all UK citizens.
You and in most cases, your descendants will be afforded full EU benefits, including the right to live and work not only in Germany, but in every other EU member country. Newly nationalized German citizens can also pay into the German social system and retire in Germany or any other EU country.
Furthermore, as a European citizen, there are a plethora of cultural and social benefits to take advantage of. British Students looking to study in the EU, may also be entitled to reduced academic fees, when in possession of an EU passport. Most importantly, these benefits can be enjoyed whilst fully remaining a UK citizen – you will not be required to give up your UK citizenship or passport.
The legal process – How to get a German Passport
While the advantages of German citizenship through restoration are substantial, the German law dealing with the restoration of German citizenship is quite complex.
There are strict rules about who may be considered a former German citizen and who may be considered a lawful descendant of such a person. There are additional eligibility requirements and the law requires applicants to provide very specific evidence with each restoration claim.
GCR will navigate this complex process for you. We thoroughly evaluate each case and make a determination, based on your family’s personal history, regarding your eligibility under German law.
Furthermore, we conduct all necessary research and document retrieval through our contacts at the German archives, and where applicable, in the UK. GCR handle the entire application process (click here for step by step guide) and file the petition, on your behalf, directly to the German government.Step by Step Guide