Certificates to obtain German citizenship

The following certificates are normally required for naturalisation, which you can obtain at
the vhs:

  • Proficiency in the German language at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, verifiable with the certificate German (B1) or the DTZ on level B1
  • Sufficient knowledge of German politics, history, the legal system, society and culture, verifiable by passing the naturalisation test

Given that the language examination is challenging and comprehensive, we strongly recommend that the naturalisation candidates participate in a preparation course.

Please contact the responsible authorities in the city and district of Esslingen for additional requirements for the naturalisation process. We solely provide consultation services regarding questions pertaining to learning the language, language examination and the naturalisation test.