Permanent residence in Germany, immigration to Germany and various types of residence permit and different ways of obtaining permanent residence in Germany and German citizenship is scientifically reviewed in this paper. What are the conditions for obtaining permanent residence in Germany? What are the different ways of obtaining permanent residence in Germany? How can you obtain German passport through permanent residence? What are the rules of immigration to Germany and how to obtain German residence permit, as well as the conditions for obtaining German citizenship? These questions have been taken into consideration by many immigrant applicants. This paper attempts to investigate all aspects relating to this issue. Malekpour Consulting Agency with over 15 years of experience in immigration consulting assists you from the beginning to the end of your immigration route. If you are planning to immigrate to Germany or obtain permanent residence in Germany by studying, working, registering a company and investing in Germany, you can contact our immigration expert and receive free telephone counseling.
Permanent residence in Germany and its general criteria
In the context of permanent residence in Germany It is worth mentioning that residence in Germany is possible in both short and long-term. Residences under six years are usually referred to as short-term residence and Residences longer than six years is long-term residence. First of all, it should be noted that the acquisition of nationality is not possible on an immediate basis. In most residences, applicant applies for a one-year residence first, and then the residence permit is extended for another one-year and then for two-year and after that applicant can apply for a permanent residence.
Permanent residence in Germany advantages
- Germany is the fifth largest residential destination in the world
- Germany is an important and influential member of the industrialized nations known as the G-8
- Work in and free travel to EU countries and many other countries
- Germany is considered an industrial and economic pole of Europe
- A highly advanced educational system for schools and universities in Germany
- Variety of job opportunities in Germany
- High rates of immigrants and especially Iranians in Germany
Permanent residence in Germany by birth
Persons born on or after January 1, 2000, from non-German parents may obtain German citizenship in the same conditions as one of the parents:
- Have a German residence permit.
- Reside in Germany for 8 years
To preserve German citizenship, a person must meet some criteria by the age of 23 as bellow.
- Stay at least 8 years in Germany before reaching the age of 21
- Registration at German schools for at least 6 years
• Graduated from Germany
Permanent residence in Germany by marriage
Another way to obtain permanent residence in Germany is by marriage. The minimum age for marriage in Germany is 18 years, but people between the ages of 16 and 18 are also allowed to marry with the parent’s permission. If a person has already been married and wants to re-marry, he will need evidence of the completion or dissolution of previous marriages, such as the death certificate of a spouse, or a divorce. If a non-German citizen and a German citizen want to marry in the country, non-German citizen can enter the country for a period of three to six months by applying for a tourist visa and hold their own ceremonies.
Non-German citizen can also become a citizen, under some circumstances, such as having the right income level to cover living expenses and the spouse, as well as possession of a degree and knowledge of German language and three years of being a legal resident in the Federal Republic of Germany, (two of which as married). Applicants should also deny their current nationality at the time of German citizenship. German language knowledge, having regular information about the country’s history, as well as its customary laws and regulations at the time of German nationality, is required. If you need more information, you can contact our immigration expert and receive free telephone counseling. This article is protected by copyright laws and any distribution is prohibited by Malekpour Consulting Agency.
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Permanent residence in Germany by work
Permanent residence in Germany by work is one of the popular ways many people in the world are interested in. The fourth largest economy in the world, the European industry pole, and the low unemployment rate of 3.4, makes Germany one of the biggest job opportunity lands in the world. If you work in Germany legally and approved by the German government, you will have a working residence. If you pay your insurance and taxes regularly for 3 years, you will be able to obtain permanent residence in Germany after 3 years. You can apply for German citizenship and passport from 3 to 4 years from the date of your permanent residency. Two methods are currently available for obtaining a work visa from Germany for Iranians.
- Job Offer. In this way, if an employer in Germany accepts you as a workforce and intends to hire you, you should send you a job invitation, and you will be required to provide along with other necessary documents, such as financial compensation for getting German work visa. The important point is that the job position should be advertised throughout the EU and Germany for 6 months and only if there is no other candidate suitable for that job position you will be hired.
- Another way to obtain permanent residence in Germany is to get a Job Seeker Visa. By submitting the necessary documents to the German Embassy, you will receive a 6-month visa called Job Search Visa and will be allowed to seek work in Germany for 6 months. If you find a job with a set of requirements, you will be able to get a work residency. You must provide a set of requirements including qualifications as a university degree, language proficiency at B1 level and at least 4 years of work experience and there is also age limit up to 40 years old. In addition, in order to obtain a work permit in Germany, the employer and the employee must prove that there is a shortage of that occupation in Germany or in the European Union, so that the position is not filled by the domestic citizens. For a job seeker visa in Germany, a person must cover the cost of living for six months in Germany, and the amount of € 9,000 must be shown in his account as a financial compensation.
Permanent residence in Germany by study
Another way to get permanent residence in Germany is to study in Germany. Study in Germany is available in both public and private universities and both in English and German language. Study in Germany is possible at all levels, and for the majority of fields an entrance exam is required. If an Iranian student wants to study a bachelor’s degree in a public university Germany he must be accepted At the public University of Iran, or enrolls in a German language course in a college in Germany for one year and then go to university after passing the exam. At the higher levels, he should have a degree in German language level B1 or English Language Certificate IELTS 6.5 can choose both courses in both languages in German universities. After completing his studies, the student can stay in Germany for six months and seek job.
According to Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings data Top 5 universities in Germany 2019 are as bellow:
Permanent residence in Germany by investment
Investing in Germany is one of the ways to get Permanent residence in Germany. If you intend to invest in Germany, Germany will offer German residence to who can invest and provide job vacancies in Germany at a minimum of 250,000 euros (250,000 euros).
There are several legal forms of company in Germany such as..
- Small Businesses
2. Registered Commercial Businesses
3. Sole Proprietors
4. General Partnership (Offene Handelsgesellschaft, OHG)
5. Limited Partnership (Kommanditgesellschaft, KG) –
6. Limited Liability Company (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, GmbH) – €25,000 euro capital required
7. Entrepreneurial company at limited liability (Unternehmergesellschaft (UG) haftungsbeschränkt)
8. Joint-Stock Company (Aktiengesellschaft, AG) – €50,000 euro capital required
9. Branch Offices
10. Dependent Branch Offices – Permanent Establishments – Representive Offices
11. Information Offices
The key to obtaining a German residence permit as a self-employed person is showing that the business will have positive effects on the German economy. A good business plan is also one of the most important requirements for German residency along with the designated investment.
You can acquire a temporary residence permit by providing a business plan or an acceptable business plan that will have a positive impact on the German economy, and register a company in Germany with at least EUR 300,000. The duration of temporary residence is usually 2 or 3 years. After three years of legal residency, you can apply for a permanent residence in Germany depending on the positive impact of your company and your business on the German economy and regularly paying the insurance and taxes.
AT Kearney’s FDI Confidence Index for 2017 shows that investors’ confidence in Germany remains strong. The Index ranks Germany in the top 10 and in the second place.
Permanent residence in Germany by asylum
With regard to German accommodation, it can be argued that asylum migration is a dangerous and difficult route. It is not recommended as a way of immigration. Usually, more legal and easier ways are proposed as a substitute for asylum. But it is essential. Germany is a member of the Geneva convention. If a person as an asylum seeker arrives in Germany, he can apply for shelter. After the German asylum process has been completed, the evidence and the documents must first be examined by the German court and the decision of the Federal Police will be formally sent to you and if you have a legal counsel, your lawyer will receive this letter. If your application for a German refugee status is denied, you have to leave Germany on the date marked in the letter and if you do not leave voluntarily, you will be expelled from Germany. However, if your application is accepted, you have a residence permit in Germany. If it is proved to the court that the person was in danger in his own country a white passport is issued to the person. The person is not allowed to travel to their country for at least 5 years. With regard to the German refugee status, we find that asylum is not a safe and secure way to immigrate and always has risks and dangers. Therefore, we recommend that you immigrate to Germany through legal ways. It should be noted that the Malekpour Consulting Agency and the Austrian MIE Advisory Institute have no services and advice on obtaining and German passports and Permanent residence in Germany. This article is protected by copyright laws and any distribution is prohibited by Malekpour Consulting Agency.
Permanent residence in Germany and costs
The cost of living in Germany can be very different and there are several factors to consider. It is always the circumstances and factors that can be involved in overall costs. On average, one person needs 850 euros per month to live in Germany. Visa fees vary considerably depending on the type of visa. We have mentioned different types of visa fees bellow:
Aviation visa: EUR 60
Schengen short stay visa for less than 90 days: 60 euros
Long-term visa for more than 90 days: 99 euros
Visa fee EUR 35 for children aged 6 to 12 years
Permanent residence in Germany and German citizenship
If you are a citizen of the European Union or Switzerland, you can have dual nationality in Germany. If you are a citizen of another country, you may first need to renounce your first nationality and then obtain German citizenship. Of course, in either case, this process will be time-consuming and you have to live in Germany for about 8 years or more. People who are born in Germany or have German parents can get dual citizenship without any problems. Learning the official language of that country, passing the language test, and the country law, the current history and customs are other requirements.