Einbürgerung/Citizenship process Prenzlau berg/Pankow

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On 8/17/2020, 5:45:34, MrLuigi said:

Haha, yeah, I know. The old information on their website is a joke. Out of curiosity, have you considered contacting them directly?

I was thinking about sending them an email "to celebrate" the first year anniversary of my application but that is when I learned about the questionnaire and I discarded the idea. 

 

Hahaha, no I haven't. From my experience, it's a bit pointless. They'll get in touch when they start working on your case and they'll let you know if it's good to go or if they need something else (usually updated documents like payslips because your previous one is outdated due to THEIR slowness).

 

I just wouldn't recommend sending passive aggressive emails. Germans don't have that sense of humor. I used to work on the public sector in my home country and telling the public about our deficiencies with empathy and proving it's beyond our own personal control was generally not frowned upon. But since Germans take every word with the utmost literal seriousness and no sense of humor at all, it's not something I'd expect them to react positively here.

 

Someone who claims to be "in-the-know" among my circle of online friends said things will radically change in November. For the better, it seems. But she didn't disclose much more than that.

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I hired a lawyer to do it and it was done in just under six months. 

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I also have a question regarding the application process duration of Einbürgerung in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf.

 

I sent the Amt an email in July2020 and recieved after 4 weeks an email that I have been put in a waiting list. Recently I came to know that the process duration vary from Bezirk to Bezirk in all of the steps ranging from waiting periods, application start and process duration.

 

I also came to know for example that in Bezirk Steglitz it is a bit quicker as compared to in Charlottenburg. 
 

Would any one share his/her experience regarding this?

 

Is it practical to change the residence and live in another Bezirk where the process might not take that long??

 

Would be looking forward to your opinions!

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There do seem to be great differences in the speed that different Bezirk process Einbürgerung applications. As you can see from the posts in this thread Prenzlauer Berg/Pankow has a particularly bad reputation for being slow, whereas Neukölln can be super efficient. It also depends a lot on the official who is handling your case.

 

The problem is that if you have started the process in one Bezirk you have to stick with it. Your email was presumably an initial enquiry? Re-registering/moving to another Bezirk is like changing lanes on the Autobahn  - no guarantees you won't get stuck. 

 

Covid has also slowed everything down, understandably.

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Hello!

 

There is a new questionnaire sent by Dr. Clara West to the different districts:

https://www.clara-west.de/content/schriftliche-anfrage-aktuellen-entwicklung-wartezeit-termin-antragstellung-erwerb-deutsche-0

 

For Pankow in particular:

- No online appointments can be made since April 2020 (we all know why)

- There is a new person in the Team (and they are still looking for someone else)

- The average processing time is still around 18 to 22 months and they are (still) blaming Brexit

 

Other than that, I had a change in my personal situation and reached out to Pankow to let them know if I should submit any documentation. They came back to me within days (quite surprisingly), I sent them everything they asked for the day after I received their letter but then again no news after that (that was at the end of October 2020).

 

For me it is month number 19 already and other than the response to my communication I have not heard anything from them. So December is here and unless there is a Christmas miracle, I can forget about getting this done in 2020.

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I am also in month 19 with the Pankow office. Thanks for posting this link to the survey. At least that is more info than I am getting from Pankow or my lawyer.

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On 12/9/2020, 9:57:26, Berlinexpatnine said:

I am also in month 19 with the Pankow office. Thanks for posting this link to the survey. At least that is more info than I am getting from Pankow or my lawyer.

 

 

Any updates in your case?

I decided to threat with Ungültigkeitsklage.

It's just ridiculous that they take 2 years sitting on cases despite having 4 workers now, while Neukölln gets it all done in 6 months,

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16 hours ago, CaptainKurt said:

 

 

Any updates in your case?

I decided to threat with Ungültigkeitsklage.

It's just ridiculous that they take 2 years sitting on cases despite having 4 workers now, while Neukölln gets it all done in 6 months,

Untätigkeit

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10 hours ago, Neudarmstaedter said:

Untätigkeit

I stand corrected. 
Glad I only mentioned the §, not the actual wrong word. #Scheißepassiert

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