Brexit: Record number of Brits become German citizens

German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a toast during a state dinner at the Kirchner Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires

German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a toast during a state dinner at the Kirchner Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires

A total of 110,400 foreigners took up German citizenship last year, a 2.9% rise on the previous year.

The German Federal Statistical Office reported Tuesday that the number of British citizens who were naturalized as German citizens in the country rose to a record high of 2,865 in 2016.

The number is predicted to be even greater next year because most people applied only after the referendum and applications usually take between six months and a year to process. 'This is the highest ever level of registered British citizens'.

Britons were, however, still a relatively small group. In all, 110,383 people were given German citizenship past year, a 2.9% increase.

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The second largest group was from Poland, with 6,632.

Following the popular referendum in the country to separate from the European Union, many United Kingdom citizens are taking steps to become German nationals, according to a new report from Deutsche Welle. That uncertainty over the future status of British nationals living and working in other European Union countries has been increased by Theresa May's election debacle that cost her party its majority and left her weakened just days before Brexit talks are due to begin.

A general knowledge and language test must be completed to prove applicants are satisfactory German speakers, and the application fee is €250.

There are about 100,000 Britons who live in Germany.

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