Entry & Residence Hamburg. My Port. Germany. My Home.

In Hamburg, the Central Office for Residents (Einwohner-Zentralamt) is responsible for all inquiries regarding naturalisation and citizenship.

Hamburg Welcome Portal – Entry and Residence – Naturalisation

  • Which requirements have to be met for naturalisation?
  • Which steps need to be taken to acquire the German citizenship?
  • What are my advantages from naturalisation?
  • Where do I get support?

Answers to these and other questions can be found at www.einbuergerung.hamburg.de (site in German language).

Tip: Inform yourself especially about the possibility of assistance from voluntary naturalisation guides (page in German language)!

For personal help and advice, you are also welcome to contact the Naturalisation Department’s Customer Service Center (page in German language) located at the Central Office for Residents. Arranging an appointment via telephone is not necessary. Please bring your passport and your residence permit with you.


Ministry of the Interior and Sports (Behörde für Inneres und Sport)
Central Office for Residents (Einwohner-Zentralamt)
Naturalisation Department (Einbürgerungsabteilung)
Hammer Strasse 30-34
22041 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (0) 40 - 428 39 0
E-Mail: einbuergerung@eza.hamburg.de

Opening hours

Monday8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday8 a.m. – 12 (noon)

Availability by telephone

Monday1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 12 (noon)