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How can I obtain a copy of my child's German report of birth, he was born at the Landstuhl Army Hosp. in Germany in 1965?

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Filed under: Immigration

My husband was in the Air Force at the time (now deceased), we are both U.S. citizens. I did not know to have the birth registered with the U. S. Consulate.

The original German birth record has been lost.

My son was never added to my passport because we flew from Germany to England in an Army plane and no one questioned why my 9-mo. old was not on my passport. He is now 44 years old and has never had a social security card or any official documentation of citizenship.

I have corresponded with the U.S. Dept of State and the U.S. Dept. of Justice but to no avail.

If we can secure a copy of the birth record, I believe I may be able to apply for a certificate of citizenship or a passport which will validate his citizenship.

Attorney Answers 2


  1. This a unique question. I will advise hiring a lawyer with good contacts in Germany to help.

    Good Luck
    Shah Peerally
    Founder and Managing Attorney of Shah Peerally Law Group PC
    The Law Firm Deals in Immigration law & Debt Relief

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