I’ve been through this whole thread and probably every court decision pertaining the dual citizenship situation (I have access to Beck Online and Juris) but couldn’t find an answer.
Maybe one of you know the answer or have experience:
Can you apply prior to fulfilling a requirement in an effort to get ahead of the long waiting period? As in “request to be naturalized by date X”, in my case when I’ve been legally in Germany for 3 years since I’m married to a German?
I live in Hamburg FYI
Also, yes, I’ll be going for the renunciation fee loophole. What struck me is that on the Hamburg application form you cannot check “want to keep other citizenship” or anything. Instead, you have to confirm with signature that you are giving up your other citizenship, else you pretty much cannot Hand in your application.
This already looks like the Behörde in Hamburg will be a huge hustle tbh...
Also can’t believe every state/city can pretty much do whatever they want and interpret the law as they see fit.
I read a court decision by an OLG forcing their own Ausländeramt to naturalize a Greek applicant who wanted to retain his Greek citizenship, smth that is utterly and clearly allowed by the StAG, which they refused. They refused the appeal and the Amtsgericht dismissed his law suite in first instance. All of them unlawfully refusing his claim until he sued and sued and sued. Mind = Blown.