German nationality - a cherished goal of many of our compatriots.How to get it?Can I stay with the Russian citizen to be able at any time to return home?
Official German nationality and the corresponding passport can get the following categories of applicants:
- ethnic Germans who moved to another country in a given historical moment.
- Jews as compensation for the genocide in World War II.
- People who have lost their German citizenship from 1933 to 1945.
- Expatriates legally resided in the country for more than 7 years and have a residence permit.
With the first three categories is clear.But to get the citizenship of Germany the latter method is possible, if it was originally executed correctly, and the applicant is in the country legally.That is, he designed marriage to a citizen of a country or a registered firm does business with a large tax burden, and he is studying at university, followed by a one-year employment contract.
So what options are there.The only condition is mandatory for all categories of applicants - a rejection of previous citizenship.Officially dual citizenship in Germany can not be.First you need to give up that which is, and only then can you get a coveted passport.If a German citizen urgently wants to get citizenship of another country, then he, too, would first have to renounce their current status.
already at the stage of submission of the application need to "get out" of all nationalities, and to provide an official certificate confirming this.Declarative certificate is not valid.The competent authorities want to see the only paper with stamps and signatures, document proving that you are a citizen of another state.
But in this strict law, there are exceptions.Dual citizenship allows Germany to have people who can not give up the previous status without risking their lives due to political or other type of prosecution (this applies, for example, political refugees).
The second option, which allows the law - it is the purchase of a second citizenship without the active participation and expression of a German citizen, ieHe got it to any automatic grounds (for example, through marriage).Then you can legally have passports of the two countries.Against this, the state has no objections.
But the convenience of transportation, tax savings or other reasons are not considered sufficient grounds that allow you to retain Russian citizenship.
If all the previous conditions, the applicant's call for the test.German nationality can be obtained by well-known German, possess sufficient income and have no criminal record.The test itself consists of 33 questions on the history and socio-political structure of the country, 17 of them (at least) must be given the correct answers.
It should be noted that most of the positive decision on the German citizenship received immigrants from Turkey, followed by the representatives of Montenegro, Serbia and Poland.The top five countries also includes Russia and Ukraine.