Speak a little German, have a job, pass a simple test (33 questions) and pay $275 to become a German citizen?
Hell, I could do that. Except pay the $275, of course. Are they nuts?
German citizenship: Record number of naturalizations – More people have applied for and been granted German nationality than at any time in the past 20 years. This is good news as the government wants to attract qualified professionals to the labor market.
A record 168,545 applicants with 171 different nationalities received German citizenship in 2022. That was 28% more than in the previous year, the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden reported this week.