(27th August 2023). The German Cabinet passed a draft bill to ease the citizenship rule and the “New German Law to Grant Citizenship to Foreigners” who have been working and living in Germany for the last five years. Under this New rule, citizenship will be granted in five years now instead of eight years. According to the German Ministry, there are 12 million foreign nationals currently in Germany.
The new law also states that Citizenship is possible after three years for those who have achieved outstanding performance at work or do voluntary work, speak German well, and are financially independent. All children who are born to foreign parents will receive a German Citizenship unconditionally. All people who are interested in working in Germany can apply for a German visa. Germany welcomes and gives visas. More details are below.
Key Points on New German Law to Grant Citizenship to Foreigners (2023)
The Ministry said that 12 million foreign nationals are currently in Germany, among which 5.2 million have been living for the last five years.
- Citizenship by naturalization will be granted after five years of residing in Germany instead of eight years.
- Naturalization after three years will be possible for those who have achieved outstanding performance at work or do voluntary work, speak German well, and are financially independent.
- All children born to Foreign parents will be granted Citizenship if one of their parents has been living in Germany for more than five years.
Once the law starts applying, millions of them will gain the right to become German nationals
What is Naturalization?
Naturalization is the process by which a foreign national becomes a citizen of a country.
Come to Germany Without a Job – Look for Opportunities
Keep the above points in mind, and try to move to Germany for employment, a Job, or for study. Germany has approved many new work visas to attract foreign workers.
Dont have a Job offer from Germany? don’t worry!
Apply for Germany Job Seeker Visa – No Job Offer Required
The Germany Job Seeker Visa 2023 is a Temporary work visa that allows you to come to Germany without having a Job offer. This Visa will help you to find employment opportunities.
It is a Long-term Visa generally issued for Six Months. It does not require a German Language Proficiency.
I have made a detailed post on Germany Job Seeker Visa in 2023
Apply for Germany Opportunity Card – No Job offer Required
The Germany Opportunity Card 2023 is a New law passed by the German Parliament. This is a New Temporary work visa that allows you to come to Germany without having a Job offer. This Visa will help you to find employment opportunities.
The Opportunity card is slightly different from the German job seeker Visa. Opportunity Card is a Point-based system.
It is a Long-term Visa generally issued for 1 Year Months. It requires a basic German Language Proficiency. You can do a part-time Job in Germany for one year period. It is also known as the “Green Card”.
I have made a detailed post on the Germany Opportunity Card for Job Seekers
Other Work Visas for Germany, I have made a detailed updated post on German work Visa Requirements and their Types.
Conclusion: Access to Germany is now become more easier. Now it is easier for foreigners to migrate to Germany for work and get citizenship. One easy way is to apply for the Scholarship to Study in Germany. Do part-time Jobs, and get experience. Apply for the Work Visa after your graduation.