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  1. @kaffeemitmilch LOL thanks for clarifying the technicality, indeed I meant if I have become a 'German citizen' rather than a 'genetically native German' and did not see the difference from an allegiance perspective  - you do touch a serious point about inclusivity though and I think the society has a long way to go to be fully inclusive, it is a phenomena we see more and more of around the world and not much one can do about it individually. Aber Danke!
  2. Final update: got the call from Standesamt, and picked up the Urkunde within 3 days! Now the next task - renouncing current citizenship   Not sure if I should be jumping with joy, but the 19 month wait ended almost in an anti climax since it came through quite suddenly and unexpectedly...  it is still sinking in, bin ich jetzt wirklich deutsch geworden ?
  3. Hi, just curious @kapil354 - did you receive your  Eiburgerungzusicherung?   (Sorry for hijacking this post :))
  4. Update from my end: after a long and patient wait of almost 19 months, and multiple back and forth with documents (3 or 4 times), we received a 'letter' today, not an 'Eiburgerungzusicherung' just a normal 'Brief' from the RP stating the application has been decided upon and the Urkunde would be prepared and sent to either the Standesamt of our city or the Foreign Office of the Kreis, and that we would receive the details about the appointment from them. Although a relief to have received this letter, the information provided raises more questions than it answers... so I turn to you guys to answer, rather than ask them (who have explicitly also stated that we should refrain from asking questions to them until the time we receive the appointment)!! @Narjiz - could you please confirm if you received a similar letter before the actual  Eiburgerungzusicherung? How long out was the appointment for picking up the Urkunde, and where did you pick it up from? Was the renunciation of the passport to be completed before picking up the Urkunde? If yes, can we start the process with this letter to is it better to wait for the Eiburgerungzusicherung?   Thanks as always for your helpful answers!!   
  5. On another note, a generic question - does anyone know why email as a form of communication, or some form of a digital portal for communication is not being used by the Einbuergerung department? Or am I just being too hopeful here and forgetting that we live in Germany... maybe a question to someone who applied for citizenship in another country and what that was like? Surely when everything is being digitalised, relying on snail mail just to ask for additional documents seems rather odd to me! 
  6. Thanks! so looks like being asked for proof of income is potentially a step towards the end of the process and not when they (finally) open and start investigating the file - fingers crossed!! Have been asked twice already, but that was because the first time my wife and son's RP was not renewed... Maybe I should just keep shipping my salary slips to them every month  
  7. OK good! for us also that was the first step, around 3 months after the submission of the application... after which we had a long waiting time with no communication! Maybe it was also coz COVID struck in the meantime... as I keep saying, the process is not the issue, the lack of transparency is! (at least for me). My latest conspiracy theory is that they will not approve any more citizenship applications before the next general election... let us see if this comes true  
  8. @Narjiz - wanted to ask you, did you get any requests from RP Darmstadt for submitting additional documents (like salary slips etc.), before the Urkunde was issues? If yes, what all, how many times and how long after your last submission did you receive the acceptance? Just trying to figure out the process within the black hole. Some input would be highly appreciated!
  9. It ain't over till the fat lady takes off the mask    
  10. Hello! I have a question related to the processing time (as current as possible) for a Citizenship through naturalization application at the Regierungspräsidium in Darmstadt for a non-British person. We (family of 4) completed 8 years in Germany recently, and applied for citizenship through our local Rathaus in March (a couple of days before the lockdown). We received the invoice to pay the processing fees towards the end of May, and we paid it almost immediately. Since then it is complete silence. I understand the process takes time, but currently it is a black hole and we have no visibility on what is happening (or even IF something is happening).   Given this, I would like someone to share their experience (as recent as possible), with regards to the following: 1. How much time does it take, if you are not a British national (since there is the fast track process for them)? - was told it is around 12 months, but since we have not heard anything yet, we feel the current situation might have lead to further delays. 2. If everything is in order, do they just send the final confirmation? or are there interim steps? 3. If things are not in order (missing information/additional information they might need) or there are problems with the submitted documents - do they provide a deadline for providing additional information? 4. Is it appropriate to speak with the officer in-charge at the Rathaus, or even directly at the Regierungspräsidium to inquire on the status?   I know there are multiple posts related to Citizenship, but my question is specific to the office in Darmstadt, and the current situation. Hence posting this as a new thread.    The reasons to ask is not just impatience, but because our passports (Indian) are valid until early next year (Feb and April), and we would like to know if we need to apply for new passports, and consequently new Aufenthaltstitels etc. in good time. Not to mention the further delay this will cause in the citizenship application.   Thanks in advance for a response.   Cheers!