Immigration to Germany

Introducing the Federal Republic of Germany which can be described as a typical Western European country with its own traditions, history and values. Statistics show that the population of Germany can be currently estimated at around 82,8 million people. The dominant ethnic group is German (81%) with 12% of the total population being immigrants. The official language is German.

German nominal GDP per capita is estimated at around 53 276 USD. The Official currency is the Euro (EUR). Germany is a member state of the European Union and the Schengen area, which provides many benefits for its residents.

Immigration legislation states that if you are a non-citizen of the European Union and you intend to stay in Germany in excess of 90 days consecutively or if you want to exercise business activities or work, then you must apply for a residence permit, limited or unlimited. If staying short-term for a period of up to 90 days, a German visa is required. The law currently provides several major grounds for doing so.

Immigration services
Immigration services in the Federal Republic of Germany are well developed, even though immigration policies can be very strict. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (http://www.bamf.de), which is responsible for immigration issues, does offer residence permits, known as Golden Visa, on the basis of investment: if you purchase real estate in Germany costing not less than 300 000 EUR or invest 200 000 EUR in a recently opened business. Still, it may be quite difficult to obtain a residence permit in Germany, because of strict legal regulations.

 

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