France grants citizenship to 12,000 Covid frontline workers

Posted by on September 9, 2021 6:15 am
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Fast-track scheme is aimed at those whose jobs put them at risk in pandemic

France has granted citizenship to more than 12,000 frontline workers whose jobs put them at risk during the Covid pandemic under a special fast-track scheme.

As well as speeding up the application process, which normally takes up to two years, the government also cut the residency requirement from five years to two.

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