German Parliament approves dual citizenship draft law
BERLIN – Anadolu AgencyThe German Parliament approved a new draft law late July 3 allowing children of immigrants born in Germany to be eligible to apply for dual citizenship.
The dual citizenship law will allow young people who were born in Germany and have lived there for at least eight years, or have attended school for six years prior to their 21st birthday, to be eligible for dual citizenship.
In the Federal Parliament in Berlin, 463 members of Parliament voted for the bill while 111 voted against.
Under the current system, children of immigrants have been deciding on whether to give up their original nationality in order to obtain German citizenship, which is valid until their 23rd birthday.