German citizenship through parents?

Hello! I came to Germany in 2019, and we are eligible for citizenship next year, but I'm 18 next year, will I get my citizenship normally or would I need to take tests like A1 German knowledge and so on?

Thanks!

@Denny_H You are currently living in Bulgaria, according to your profile. If that is true, or if you lived there for some time since you came to Germany, you are probably not eligible for citizenship. Also, I don't know any case where one is eligible after just three years - normally it is 7 - 8 years.

In any case, only minors can "inherit" a citizenship from their parents. From your 18th birthday onwards, this is not possible any longer.

@Denny_H I have read new rule, if someone wants to obtain German citizenship, they need to live here in Germany atleast 8 years, pass B1 and so on. But for you, you just come to Germany in 2019 and you are eligible to apply for German citizenship next year, i don't think, it is impposible.Anyway, can be that you have any special case to do :) You can speak some German, i hope the like below can help youhttps://www.bmi.bund.deGood luck,Sophal

@Denny_H I have read new rule, if someone wants to obtain German citizenship, they need to live here in Germany atleast 8 years, pass B1 and so on. But for you, you just come to Germany in 2019 and you are eligible to apply for German citizenship next year, i don't think, it is impposible.Anyway, can be that you have any special case to do smile.png You can speak some German, i hope the like below can help youhttps://www.bmi.bund.deGood luck,Sophal
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On what basis do you say it is possible? The BMI site shows what others have mentioned, It normally means 8 years of continuous residency, but a year can be duducted for having a B2 or better level of German or graduating with a university degree in Germany. When adults naturalize then their minor children that have been living with them usually do so as well. But they have to speak at least a B1 level of German and again, where is there any official government rule showing  it possible after just 3 or 4 years? A spouse of a German can do it after 3 years but if one of the poster's parents were German then they would alredy be German as well.

@TominStuttgart i mean it is impossible. I don't mean it is possible. Sorry for my bad English :)

@beppi My mistake on the profile I meant to put in that I want to move to Bulgaria! Thanks for pointing it out!

@TominStuttgart If you are married to someone who is a German citizen for at least 2 years you can do it after 3-4 years, as I understood the lady there I got told it's possible because I came to Germany as a Minor while my mom was married to someone who had German citizenship... In all honesty, I want it only so I can move to Bulgaria... Germany is too strict for me personally especially not allowing 1000cc Motorbikes before 24

@romdoul They told me it's possible because I came to Germany as a minor while my mom was married to someone with German citizenship :)

Germany is too strict for me personally especially not allowing 1000cc Motorbikes before 24
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If that is your major problem, then you must have a very happy life here!

@romdoul They told me it's possible because I came to Germany as a minor while my mom was married to someone with German citizenship smile.png
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Ok, that make sense. A spouse of a German can possibly naturalize after 3 years. But if the German spouse is not actually the parent of their non-German spouse's children, then they will not have a birthright to German citizenship but should get if if the parent natualizes and they are still a minor. Like Beppi mentioned, 18 is when one is an adult by German law so you will need to clarify if it will be too late for you.


Maybe there is some kind of rule say that if the application to naturalize is submitted while you are still a minor and it is accepted then they will allow it for you as well despite you becoming an adult in the meantime. But this is just a speculation on my part. These kind of details are best left to a lawyer - but often one can find out from officials if one asks. Even finding the underlying laws on official German Government websites will not always mention an obsure exemption to a general rule. Nice if you follow this up and let us know what happens in case the question comes up again here  in the future.

@beppi many others, but my main love is cars and bikes and those laws are huge problems, plus I hate the taxes, like 40-50% wayyy too much, 10% in Bulgaria is perfect, plus I don't like the fact that only people who can be corrupt here are the politicians

@TominStuttgart I will try to remember and do a follow up if I find out something new!

@Denny_H Only incomes over €280000/year have an income tax rate of 40% or more. You must earn pretty well!

But in case you meant 40% overall deductions, incl. insurances and social security: You forget that you get a fair value in return (which might not be the case in Bulgaria, where you rightly point out corrupt politicians as added "benefit").

In any case, I hope you won't get German citizenship, because your attitude and motivation to leave does clearly not warrant it!

Germany is too strict for me personally especially not allowing 1000cc Motorbikes before 24
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That sound like a pretty good rule to me.

@SimCityAT I agree - and, in the light of frequent accidents and deaths caused by under-brained people recklessly driving over-motorized vehicles, I personally would support further bans. Nobody needs a car above 150 hp or a motorcycle over 500cc!

@Denny_H ok good, i wish you can find the way to fingure it out :)


Good luck,


Sophal

@SimCityAT I agree - and, in the light of frequent accidents and deaths caused by under-brained people recklessly driving over-motorized vehicles, I personally would support further bans. Nobody needs a car above 150 hp or a motorcycle over 500cc!
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1,000cc motorcycles can have a top speed ranging from 100 (161kmh) to 226 mph (364kmh), but the average top speed for these motorcycles is around 140 mph (225kmh).


The poster wants to drive in Bulgaria, 30–50 km/h (19–31 mph) within towns and villages. 90 km/h (56 mph) outside towns. 120 km/h (75 mph) on the autobahn so why would you want a powerful machine? Must have a death wish?

@beppi I do in fact earn pretty well. but I just got notified that next year I will be able to move to any EU state without needing a Visa, but at least I'm honest, I don't like how strict Germany is because it's not for me, I love my fast and loud bikes and my fast and loud cars, something normal people don't understand : ), plus all countries on the planet are corrupt but the west just isn't open about it, just see normal people suffer during these times while politicians enjoy their lives. Remember Covid19 and everything will be clear : )

@SimCityAT I already have had a 1000cc bike in Bosnia and I'm used to the power, I love the adrenaline it brings with it, 0-200KM/H in 7.5 sec is lovely, a 600cc bike would be torture for me at this point.

@romdoul Thank you so much!

@SimCityAT Those speed limits are only if you don't have 50-100€ to give to cops, it's how the real world works, probably not perfect but it is the reality  : )