How to acquire Nicaraguan citizenship

(As of March 10, 2021)
In some exceptional cases, German citizenship law enables naturalization without giving up your previous citizenship.

The main exceptions concern the following groups:

  • Citizens of another member state of the European Union.
    However, depending on the legal situation in the country of origin, the acquisition of German citizenship through naturalization can automatically lead to the loss of the previous citizenship.
  • Applicants for naturalization who have been recognized as persons entitled to asylum or politically persecuted within the meaning of Section 60 (1) of the Residence Act and who are in possession of a Geneva travel document.
  • Israeli citizens.
  • People aged 60 and over with a very long stay (15 years) in the event of legal or factual difficulties with releasing their foreign citizenship. See Section C of the circular of July 25, 2017 under the discretionary naturalization of special groups of people.
  • People who cannot give up their citizenship due to the regulations of their country of origin. These include Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil.
    This applies to the following countries if citizenship was acquired by birth: Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Uruguay
  • Nationalities whose task is not achievable due to the nationality law practice in the country of origin. These include: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Cuba, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia