What is the naturalisation test?

If you are applying for German nationality, you must prove that you have knowledge of the legal and social system and living conditions in Germany by taking the naturalisation test.

In the examination you will be given a test paper containing 33 questions. You have 60 minutes to answer the questions. You must select the correct answer to each question from four possible answers.

If you answer a minimum of 17 questions correctly, you will pass the test. You will then receive a certificate with your test results from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. You can use this certificate to provide proof of your civic knowledge to the naturalisation authorities.

If you answer fewer than 17 questions correctly, you can repeat the test.

You can find further information about the naturalisation test > here.


Naturalisation test @ IfS

Tests take place several times a year on fixed dates.

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*Please notice that a minimum number of 5 participants is needed for the exam to take place.

Registration has to be made personally at the IfS.

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Get your naturalisation test certificate @ IfS

The Orientation Course is a preparatory course to help you prepare for the naturalisation test. The Orientation Course ends with the so called "Living in Germany" - Test which is officially recognised as naturalisation test.

The Orientation Course consists of 60 teaching units (3 weeks, 20 TU per week) and is part of the integration course cycle. The course is concluded with the test „Living in Germany“ (See details about the test > here).To certify your successful completion of the integration course, you need to pass both this test and the German language test (DTZ).

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