French authorities decide to grant citizenship to 12,000 people who helped fight COVID-19

French authorities have decided to grant citizenship to 12,000 people who have helped fight COVID-19. These are medical workers, security guards, cleaners, as well as those who looked after the children of doctors while they were taking care of patients with COVID-19.

Out of 16 381 applications for citizenship, 12 012 were accepted.

It is noted that in September 2020, the French Ministry of Internal Affairs invited those who were actively involved in the fight against COVID-19 to apply for an early naturalization.

In addition to shortening the processing time for an application for citizenship (which usually takes up to two years), the authorities have reduced the required period of residence in France – from five to two years.

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