The German government will facilitate the recruitment of workers. At the same time, it will be easier to become a German citizen.
The German government will launch the ‘opportunity card’ application this year to close the workforce gap. It has been learned that Germany will start recruiting workers from many countries, especially from the Balkan countries and Turkey.
According to the information obtained by Halktv.com.tr; It has become clear in the sectors that Germany plans to recruit workers to close the labor shortage.
* Service industry
* Nurses and caregivers
It is known that Germany’s largest labor shortage is in the service sector.
BEING A GERMAN CITIZEN IS EASY
On the other hand, it will be easier to become a German citizen. In this context, Germany is implementing a new regulation.
The German government, which has been working to facilitate the naturalization of foreigners for a while, has prepared the draft law. The draft prepared by the Ministry of Interior was sent to the relevant ministries for opinions.
According to the news of DW Turkish, it was foreseen to reform the citizenship law in the coalition agreement of the government formed by the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Greens and the Free Democratic Party (FDP).
According to the news of the German news agency dpa, with the planned legal change, foreigners who want to acquire German citizenship will not have to give up their citizenship. This paves the way for people with a migrant background who want to acquire German citizenship to become dual citizens.
In addition, it is foreseen that the requirement to know German, which is required for the transition to German citizenship, will be relaxed. According to the bill, it will be easier for those who want to naturalize to prove that they know German, and the citizenship test will be abolished for those over 67 years old.
With the draft prepared by the Ministry of Interior, it is foreseen that foreigners who have been living in Germany for five years legally will be granted the right to naturalization. In the current legislation, foreigners who have lived legally in Germany for eight years and have an indefinite residence permit were granted the right to naturalize. This period is planned to be three years for those who make special efforts to adapt, such as showing extraordinary achievements during their education or profession, participating in voluntary social activities or knowing German very well.
With the new legal regulation, it is foreseen that the “option model”, which obliges the children of foreigners born in Germany to choose between German citizenship and the citizenship of the country of origin, will be abolished. According to the option model still in effect, the children of foreigners are given the right to dual citizenship, but until the end of the age of 23, young people had to choose one of the two citizenships.
The length of time a parent must live in Germany for children of foreigners to acquire German citizenship is also planned to be reduced from eight to five years.