Renunciation of Citizenship

If you live in Ireland, possess Irish (or another) citizenship in addition to German citizenship, and, for certain reasons, wish to renounce your German citizenship, you must file an application through the Embassy.

Please include the documents cited in the application in the required form and have your signature certified.

Your application will be forwarded by the German Embassy to the German Federal Office of administration ('Bundesverwaltungsamt') in Cologne. If renunciation is approved, a renunciation certificate will be issued to you. It will be passed on to you by the Embassy. The renunciation does not come into effect until you accept the certificate.

Renunciation of Citizenship (Leaflet in German language) [pdf, 179.94k]

Renunciation of Citizenship

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