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05 February, 2023
 
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Germany eases rules for internationals to obtain citizenship

The increasing shortage of workers in many industries continues to impede economic development in Germany

Source: Schengen Visa Info

The federal government of Germany has unfolded its plans to introduce new changes to its immigration law, among others, to make it easier for internationals to obtain citizenship.

“We are now taking the opportunity to create modern immigration law so that foreign skilled workers can come to Germany more easily. This is urgently needed.

Through a statement published by the Ministry of the Interior, it has been emphasized that the government is paving the way for the most modern immigration law that the country has had while adding that the new changes are a strong signal for the future of the German economy as well as the labor market, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

“We are now taking the opportunity to create modern immigration law so that foreign skilled workers can come to Germany more easily. This is urgently needed. The Corona crisis has caused staff shortages in many areas of the industry from skilled trades to nursing. We want skilled workers to be able to come to Germany quickly and get off to a flying start,” the Federal Minister of the Interior and Homeland, Nancy Faeser, pointed out in this regard.

The Minister went on to say that the Ministry is planning to abolish all bureaucratic hurdles, adding that if people have personal potential and professional experience, Germany's doors will be open for them.

Germany’s Federal Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Hubertus Heil, considers that the new Skilled Immigration Act helps to ensure the needed progress in securing skilled workers while emphasizing that the country is offering new easier ways in order to reach the country for work purposes.

Hail said that Germany’s goal, among others, is to bring the most modern immigration law in Europe in order for everyone to benefit.

Federal Foreign Minister, Annalena Baerbock, said that Germany must make progress in the immigration of skilled workers in order to make the hopes of many people who wish to settle in Germany a reality.

“And we want to make the administrative procedures more transparent, digitize them and speed them up. Because one thing is clear: We are competing with other states around the world for skilled workers. So, we have to make them an attractive offer. This also includes making immigration more family-friendly,” the Federal Minister for Economics and Climate Protection, Robert Habeck, said.

The Minister added that the increasing shortage of workers in many industries continues to impede economic development in Germany.

The Federal Statistical Office of Germany previously revealed that employment rates in Germany surpassed pre-pandemic levels by 0.3 percent despite the fact that the figures for people in seasonal employment remained unchanged.

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