The news that German citizenship can be obtained in 3 years is not entirely true. The German government has proposed a new law that would allow skilled immigrants to obtain citizenship after 3 years of residence in Germany. However, the law has not yet been passed, and it is not clear when it will be. Even if the law is passed, there are still other requirements that must be met in order to obtain German citizenship, such as passing a German language test and demonstrating knowledge of German culture and history.
Here are the requirements for obtaining German citizenship under the proposed new law:
- You must have been living in Germany for at least 3 years.
- You must have a job in Germany.
- You must be able to speak German at a C1 level.
- You must have a basic knowledge of German culture and history.
- You must have a clean criminal record.
If you meet all of these requirements, you can apply for German citizenship. The application process can take several months.
It is important to note that the proposed new law is not yet law. It is possible that the law will be changed or even rejected. If you are interested in obtaining German citizenship, you should contact the German embassy or consulate in your country for more information.