A massive jump in the number Brits becoming Germans in 2016 showed how a lot of expats were trying to cushion the possible negative fall-out for them and their families with an impending Brexit
down the road. By 2017, this trend was in full flow, increasing from 2,865 naturalisations to 7,493. According to the most recent figures from the German Statistical Office
, the amount of Brits becoming German (with dual citizenship usually possible), 2918 saw a slight dip but the level remained high at 6,640.