Germany | Right to Residence Begins

From January 1, 2023, new immigration laws come into effect in Germany.

  • Right to Residence gives nearly 140,000 foreign nationals living in Germany under a “tolerates status” the opportunity to obtain an 18-month residence permit. Eligibility is based on having lived in Germany for at least five years as of October 31, 2022, without committing a serious criminal offense and other criteria.
  • The Skilled Immigration Act standards become permanently applicable.
  • Skilled workers will be able to bring their family members to Germany without requiring the family to obtain a German language knowledge certificate.
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Erickson Immigration Group will continue to monitor developments, and share updates as more news is available. Please contact your employer or EIG attorney if you have questions about anything we’re reporting above or case-specific questions.