New German Law to Grant Citizenship to Millions of Foreigners in the Country

The German Federal Government has today given the green light to a new citizenship law, that intends to grant citizenship to foreign nationals living in the country under facilitated rules and procedures.

Amongst others, the new rules will shorten the required period of residence in Germany from eight to five years and will grant children born in Germany with citizenship if one of their parents has been living in the country for five years, reports.

Welcoming the approval of the law by the Federal government, Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said that the new law is one of the most important reforms of this traffic light coalition governing Germany, highlighting the importance that modern immigration law has for the country to be at the upfront of the global competition for the brightest minds.

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