The next step is to obtain a permanent residence permit for the Jewish people in Germany. It is practically equivalent to citizenship, as it entitles Jewish people to permanent residence in the federal states and to a German passport. Full citizenship adds to these advantages the privileges of participating in the election process and holding positions in government bodies.
The question of how to obtain German citizenship has the answer: you have to live here for a long time, observe the law, speak the language and dispose of a legal source of income. For the Jewish people who received a residence permit, this prospect opens up after 8 years of permanent residence in the country. If you take an integration course and reach a high language level, the waiting period is reduced to 6 years. In this case, a former resettler is given the opportunity to:
- Work legally in the EU.
- Move around the Schengen area without problems.
- Benefit from social security.
Fully integrate into the German society.