The Serbian government has recently approved a new draft law on citizenship, which will soon be reviewed, considered, and adopted by the Serbian Parliament.
This law is a vital part of regulatory changes aimed at attracting highly skilled foreign workers and ensuring continuous GDP growth through economic development and financial stability.
Additionally, it will simplify the citizenship registration process and eliminate the need for release from previous citizenship for foreigners who have been approved for permanent residency in the Republic of Serbia, among other changes.
One significant change is that the new law will provide mechanisms for protection against statelessness for persons who have not used legal opportunities to apply for Serbian citizenship.
It will also introduce a new basis for admission of foreigners to citizenship for a specific category of foreigners who have approved temporary residence and meet the conditions for education and employment, as well as their spouses.
Moreover, the new law will allow spouses of domestic citizens who do not have permanent residency in the Republic of Serbia to acquire citizenship after ten years of marriage, which was not previously allowed.
However, descendants of emigrants from the Republic of Serbia can be admitted to citizenship only up to the second degree of kinship in the direct line, and only if the emigrant has not been released from Serbian citizenship.
So, the new Serbian law on citizenship is expected to have a significant impact on the citizenship acquisition process, making it easier for many to apply and receive their well-deserved Serbian citizenship.
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