Now it’s easier for German migrants to become permanent residents
Here is some good news for all who want to have permanent residents in Germany instead of just staying there as a migrant. Germany is making it easier for its migrants to become permanent residents.
- Tens of thousands of migrants, who have been living in Germany without a secure stay permit or without long-lasting permission to stay in the country, will now be eligible for becoming permanent residents after the new migration bill is approved by the government.
The new law, approved by the Cabinet, applies to about 136,000 migrants who have been living in Germany for about five years by 1st Jan 2022.
- Those who stand on all the conditions required to qualify, have to first apply for one-year residency status and thereafter apply for permanent residency in Germany. Other than living in Germany for at least five years some other conditions required for applying for permanent residency are that one must be able to make enough money to live independently in the country, speak German, and prove that they are “well-integrated” into the society.
For those under the age of 27, the condition is slightly different. They can easily apply for the path to permanent residents in Germany after being lived in the country for around three years.
- In Germany, only people with a realistic chance of receiving asylum were eligible for language classes, but this won’t be the same anymore as now the new migration regulation will make it easier for asylum-seekers to learn German with all asylum applicants getting a chance of getting enrolled in the classes.
- According to the new bill, it’s not mandatory for family members to have any language skills before moving to the country. The new regulation will allow skilled laborers, such as IT specialists and others that hold professional skills who are desperately needed in Germany, to move to the country along with their families, which was not possible before the bill was passed.
- “We want people who are well integrated to have good opportunities in our country,” Interior Minister Nancy Faeser told reporters. “In this way, we also put an end to bureaucracy and uncertainty for people who have already become part of our society.”
“We need to attract skilled workers more quickly. We urgently need them in many sectors,” Faeser said. “We want skilled workers to come to Germany very quickly and gain a foothold here.”
- The regulation will also make it easier to deport criminals, including extending detention pending deportation for certain offenders from three months to a maximum of six months.
This extension will expectedly give authorities more time for preparing for deportation, such as clarifying identities, obtaining missing papers, and organizing a seat on a plane, as reported by the German news agency dpa.
“In the future, it will be easier to revoke the right of residence of criminals,” Nancy Faeser said. “For offenders’ we will make it easier to order detention pending deportation, thus preventing offenders who are obliged to leave the country from going into hiding before being deported.”