How do I get my birth certificate if I was born on a military base abroad?
To get a copy, contact the nearest foreign embassy or consulate for that country. If you need an authenticated copy and it’s not in English, ask the embassy for help to get it translated. If you were adopted from another country by a U.S. citizen, you should have copies of your naturalization/citizenship papers.
How do I get my birth certificate if I was born in Germany?
To obtain a birth certificate from the Federal Republic of Germany, you must contact the competent German agency (i.e. the “Standesamt” or Registrar’s Office). Your letter should be addressed to the Standesamt of the place (Village, Township, City) where you were born.
How do you get a birth certificate if you were born on a military base in Germany?
How to obtain a birth certificate from Germany (if born off a US Military Base) Every childbirth off a foreign military base (e.g. in a civilian hospital) in Germany will be registered with the local registrar’s office.
How do I get an international birth certificate from Germany?
Most cities have websites at www. (nameofcity).de where you can find the contact information for the appropriate Standesamt and request a copy of your birth or marriage certificate. This usually has to be done in writing and as much information as possible should be provided, including proof of your identity.
Do military babies have dual citizenship?
Contrary to popular belief, military bases are not considered “U.S. soil” for citizenship purposes. Therefore, the only way children born abroad can acquire citizenship at birth is through their parents. There are a wide variety of possible family arrangements, and each one has different citizenship implications.
Does a child born in Germany get citizenship?
A child acquires German citizenship at birth if one of his or her parents is a German citizen. If only the father is a German citizen and is not married to the child’s mother, legal proof or recognition of paternity is required prior to the child’s 23rd birthday.
How do I register my baby in Germany?
Registering a child born in Germany You can either register the birth yourself, or it can be done by your partner, a member of your family, the midwife, your doctor, or a friend. You need to attend the registry office in the town where you gave birth. You can find a list of Standesämtern in Germany here.
What if a child is born in Germany?
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.
What happens if my child is born in another country?
If you are a U.S. citizen (or non-citizen national) and have a child overseas, you should report their birth at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate as soon as possible so that a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) can be issued as an official record of the child’s claim to U.S. citizenship or nationality.