Nationality of Germany.
According to the German citizenship law, the following categories of applicants are eligible for citizenship: ethnic Germans by right of blood, Jews (as compensation for genocide during the Second World War), and persons deprived of German citizenship from 1933 to 1945. Through naturalization, citizenship of Germany can also be issued, but here it is necessary to fulfill the residence qualification – to have at least 8 years of actual residence in the country in temporary and permanent residence (residence permit). Get a residence permit in Germany can be on various grounds: studying at a German university with a subsequent transition to a working visa and further for permanent residence, or marriage with a German citizen, or company registration and entrepreneurial grounds. When applying for German citizenship, the applicant must withdraw from all previous citizenships that he has, and provide the competent German authorities with a documentary evidence of this. Declarative evidence is not suitable, as well as the fact that the statement of withdrawal is written. We need a paper about the exit from the previous citizenship.
According to the source:, in 2006, about 125,000 foreigners received German citizenship. A little more than 9 thousand of them come from Russia and Ukraine (Russia – 4,690 people, Ukraine – 4,550 people). For the first time in five years, the number of cases of granting citizenship to foreigners has significantly increased in Germany. According to the Federal Office for Statistics in Wiesbaden, in 2006, 124,000 852 people were granted citizenship of the FRG, which is 7,590 (6.5 percent) more than a year earlier. The last wave of naturalization was observed in 2000, when German citizenship was granted to 186 thousand 700 foreigners. Two-thirds of new German nationals in 2006 received a German passport in accordance with the rule that persons who have lived in the country for 8 years legally and who have a valid residence permit or an unlimited residence permit may apply for German citizenship. In the list of countries to which the citizenship of Germany was granted, Turkey leads, the second place belongs to the representatives of Serbia and Montenegro, the third from Poland. Turkey – 33,500 people, Serbia and Montenegro – 12,600 people, Poland – 6,940 people. The first five in the list of residents who received German citizenship, close, as already mentioned above, Russia and Ukraine.
Currently there is a unique investment proposal for buying a castle in Germany. The purchase of this castle hotel will allow the buyer not only to get a residence permit in Germany, but can also be considered in itself – as a good investment. The official appraisal of the object is 4,400,000 euros, and the price requested by the seller is 3,000,000 euros. The lock is sold due to the owner’s move.
Answer: As a rule, to obtain German citizenship, one must renounce the previous citizenship, since Germany does not recognize dual citizenship. How did you manage to retain Russian citizenship?
Question: I received my raizepass with the term until 2014, if I do not move to Germany before its end, it will be canceled. Now I live in Russia and this year I plan to leave for Germany for permanent residence. Can I still stay with two citizenships? After all, Russian citizenship is from me by birth, and I heard that Germany can not prohibit the second citizenship, if it was received not on the initiative of a person (as in my case).
Answer: This situation (not at the initiative of a person) does not apply to you, because Russian citizenship is yours by birth. The wording “not at the initiative of a person” refers to automatic cases of registration of the second citizenship by German citizens.
Answer: Unfortunately, what you desire sounds fantastic to us. As far as we know, in all cases of obtaining German citizenship, one must renounce the previous one. The exception is when, due to political or other persecution, the denial of the previous citizenship is impossible without a risk to life (for example, for political refugees). Similarly, if a German citizen obtains a second nationality automatically (through marriage or otherwise without his will and effort), he may have two nationalities. But if he makes efforts to obtain a second citizenship, he must renounce German citizenship, which is automatically lost. Savings on taxes or the convenience of your movement without a visa can not serve as a basis for preserving Russian citizenship. There should be a state interest in Germany, but here we are not in a position to help you.
Answer: Neither in Germany, nor in the Czech Republic there are direct programs for obtaining citizenship for investments. There are programs to obtain a residence permit, and for filing for citizenship you will need to show several years of residence in the country, and also fit into a number of other criteria. Czech citizenship can be obtained only after 10 years of residence in the country (5 years in the regime of temporary residence permit, and 5 years in the regime of permanent residence). At the same time you need to know the Czech language. Refusing Russian citizenship is not necessary (in 2013, amendments were adopted permitting dual citizenship). The citizenship of Germany is obtained after 8 years of residence in the country in the modes of residence permit and permanent residence. It is necessary to pass a language test and to renounce Russian citizenship. Getting a primary residence permit for 1 year in these countries is now difficult, but possible with real investment in business or the acquisition of existing businesses. The invested amount must be equal to or exceed 250,000 euros. Only with these amounts can we talk about the probability (not a guarantee) of a positive solution to the question of issuing a temporary residence permit. From European citizenship and EU passports, suitable for living in Germany or the Czech Republic, we offer registration in such countries as Bulgaria, Slovakia, Cyprus and Austria. The minimum investment is from 1,000,000 euros, but citizenship can be obtained relatively quickly.
Answer: Citizenship in Germany immediately after the resettlement does not give. For hereditary Germans, you can get permanent residence, and the spouses of persons who have received a permanent residence permit can obtain a temporary residence permit in Germany if they move to a country for permanent residence. Usually, to get a German passport, you need to live in Germany for 8 years, pay taxes, be employed at the time of applying for citizenship, and in most cases, you must give up your previous passport. Moreover, not only in Germany, but also in Kazakhstan, dual citizenship is prohibited, as described here.
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