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Hallo ..
Hope you are doing fine and thanks for your help as always ...

I have a question regarding obtaining the citizenship ..
Currently I am in Germany with my parents and we have a refugee status ..
My parents are over 60 years old ..
My question is there any possibility for them to got the citizenship without the stable work requirement .

If not .. is there any possibility for me to guarantee them....  in regards to the income .. and if so what are the conditions I need to meet .. and job requirements .

Thank you ..
asked Jul 27, 2023 in Legal advice by Melhopenot | 147 views

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Hi @Melhopenot

Firstly, it is only possible with certain refugee status to go directly into citizenship. It is possible if their permit is according to paragraph 25,1 or 25,2 of the Aufenthaltsgesetz. If they have a permit according to the paragraphs 25,3 / 25,4 / 25,5 they first have to get a different type of permit or qualify for permanent residency (Niederlassungserlaubnis) before they can then be eligible for citizenship.

The German government is currently passing a new law regarding citizenship. It is planned to come into effect in the first half of 2024. Under the current law, there are exceptions to the requirement to be financially secure. Such exceptions are possible if the person is not responsible for being without work, e.g. as single parents, pensioners, people with a serious illness or who have tried but cannot find work.

The new law as planned will remove many of these exceptions and so it will be no longer possible for many such cases to become German citizens without work.

I am not aware of any possibility to secure citizenship via a guarantee from a third-party. Such a guarantee (Verpflichtungserklärung) is possible in cases of specific residence permits, e.g. to get married or coming to study in Germany. Citizenship is not one of them as it is an unlimited status.

Best,

Éanna

answered Aug 25, 2023 by mbeon-Éanna
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