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Fueled by Brexit, droves of Brits are getting German citizenship

361%

Last year, 2,865 British citizens acquired German citizenship, up 361% from 600 in 2015.

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361%

Number of Britons taking German citizenship

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361%

It is unclear if Brits will maintain their right to access and reside in EU countries after the UK leaves the union.

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361%

Just in case they lose that right, many are trying to guarantee that they have the citizenship of some EU country.

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361%

For those who can become German, there is some urgency in requesting because of specific German rules.

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361%

For now, Brits can have both passports. But when the UK leaves the EU, they will have to renounce British citizenship to become German.

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