Germany Plans to Ease the Citizenship Rules

Citizenship Rules

The German coalition government is working to make it easier for migrants to obtain German and amend some citizenship rules, local media reports.

The Major Changes in Citizenship Rules:

According to Bild, the Interior Ministry is working on a bill that would allow foreigners living in Germany to apply for citizenship after 5 years instead of 8. According to the draft law, foreign children born in Germany will automatically be granted citizenship if one of the parents has the right to live legally in Germany for five years.

In addition, people over the age of 67 will no longer be required to pass a written language test, and oral communication skills will be sufficient for citizenship.

Also, a few days ago, the website The Local reported that migrants will also have the right to dual citizenship rules, which is currently only allowed for citizens of the European Union and Switzerland in Germany.