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German Nationality Law Reform Overview

  The Bundestag has approved the traffic light coalition’s plans to reform nationality law, aiming to enhance Germany’s status as a sustainable immigration country. The Federal Government’s Integration Commissioner, Reem Alabali-Radovan (SPD), emphasized the historical perspective during the debate. Key Changes in Naturalization Periods Reduced Residency Requirement: Foreigners living legally…

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Germany Launches New Citizenship Law

In a significant move, Germany has overhauled its citizenship laws to expedite the naturalization process for long-term residents. The recent approval by the Bundestag reflects a notable shift in citizenship policies, offering residents the opportunity to acquire German citizenship more swiftly while retaining their original passport. In a roll-call vote,…

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Opportunity Card: Residence Permit for Employment Seekers in Germany

Germany is facing a critical shortage of skilled workers, driven by demographic changes and the retirement of the baby boomer generation. This scarcity, affecting nearly all occupational groups, poses a challenge to economic recovery, with 72.7% of surveyed companies reporting skilled worker shortages in Past years . To address this…

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Dual Citizenship in Germany

In principle, Germany does not allow dual citizenship. However, the German nationality law was recently changed to allow more people to qualify for dual citizenship. Now, children born to at least one German citizen may qualify for multiple nationalities, while others— who meet the qualifying criteria— can apply to hold…

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Points system for skilled worker immigration

Model countries like Canada and Australia have long had a points system to control needed and wanted immigration. The federal government has now set up such a system itself. Daniel Thym explains how this should be assessed . In the end it happened quickly. In June, the Bundestag passed a…

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Breaking News: Ampel Coalition to Revamp German Nationality Law in January

Unlocking Fast-Track Naturalizations and Streamlined Deportations In a significant development, the Ampel Coalition has reached an agreement to introduce faster naturalization processes and simplified deportations. The final decision on these reforms is slated for January, following recent debates over intricate details. Stay Informed with Jaberi Lawyers: Your Legal Insight Partner…

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