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If you are born in an airbase...............

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#1 Mumby Magic

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 06:52 PM

What country are you officially born in. For example a US base in Germany. Are you technically an American or German as you are born on German land?? Can you apply for both passports?

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#2 Derwent

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 07:12 PM

The airbase part is irrelevant, under German law a child born there assumes the citizenship of its parents. To qualify as a German one of its parents needs to be a German citizen.

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#3 Bucksyed

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 07:14 PM

My wife was born at RAF Changi, Singapore, her father was serving in the RAF. Her mother and father were British, she had 3 birth certificates ,one local  one MOD & issued by British Government which says she is British . The only problem came when she had to get a passport, to prove she was truly British she had to provide her parents birth certificates & wedding certificate . Approximately 10 months later she got her passport!!  So much for being born on an RAF station.

Edited by Bucksyed, 25 July 2014 - 07:19 PM.

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#4 Wolford6

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Posted 25 July 2014 - 07:54 PM

I had a friend who had the same experience. Born in Singapore to a Singaporean mother and a career British Army soldier who was an Irish national.


He then spent about twenty years in Britain, going to school, university and teacher training college. He then applied for a passport and couldn't get one without going through some special application process.

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