Naturalisation procedures conducted by the naturalisation authorities can take a long time, in Cologne around 8-10 months. The procedure can take even longer if the case involves non-standard aspects. There may be difficulties for the authorities if for instance the applicant’s country of origin refuses to allow the applicant to relinquish his or her citizenship or because the applicant wishes to retain dual nationality.


We can help you: Dr. Leupolt is an experienced lawyer in the area of naturalisation. He knows how to deal with the authorities. This means that naturalisation can often be concluded quickly simply by discussing the issue with the authorities. If that doesn’t help, we can start court action against the authorities, either by an ordinary claim or in summary proceedings.



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