Tips For Moving To Germany Under Article 116

If you are a Jewish descendent who lives in the United States, you might have always dreamed of moving to Germany. However, because your loved ones might have lost their German citizenship during Nazi rule, you might not have been able to do so. Luckily, now, if you can prove that you are the descendent of a Jewish person who had German citizenship during the Nazi regime, then you might be able to gain German citizenship so that you can legally move there under Article 116. You might be really excited about the prospect of being able to move to Germany, but you might be looking for advice.

Go Through the Proper Legal Process  

First of all, if you are thinking about moving to Germany without going through the proper legal process, you should know that you should not do this. Even though it might seem like a hassle, you will need to go through the proper legal process if you want to secure your citizenship and if you want to be sure that everything is done legally and properly when you do finally move to Germany permanently. 

Hire an Attorney to Assist You

If you want to learn more about Article 116 and if you're hoping to get help with securing your citizenship, consider hiring an attorney who has experience with helping people with their Article 116 paperwork.

Expect the Process to Take a Little While

Unfortunately, it can take a little while for you to get your citizenship finalized. Working with an Article 116 lawyer and producing proper documentation in a timely manner are two things you can do to speed up the process. Otherwise, though, you will need to be patient.

Visit if You Can

You might be able to get a temporary visa to visit Germany while you are waiting for your citizenship to be finalized. Doing so can be a great idea. Then, you can make sure that you do, in fact, want to move to Germany. This will give you a chance to look for employment, determine where you want to live, and get to know your chosen city and community. This is also a good time for you to start meeting people and making friends so you'll be even more well-prepared for your move to Germany, once all of your documentation is finalized. The lawyer who is assisting you with your Article 116 paperwork can talk to you a little more about securing a visitor's visa so you can travel to Germany legally in the meantime.