What is your view about Hamburg Naturalization process.
I applied recently this year on March 19th, 2020. I took all my Application by Post as instructed because of COVID-19. Two weeks later, I got a message from the Officer handling my case and told me to provide additional documents which I did immediately.
Till now, I am still waiting and no reply yet. My Temporary permits will expire on October 26th this year. Though, I came to Germany in 2017 on a Family Re-union Visa.
What I do not know is; should I go ahead by september to apply for Unbefristet if Einbürgerungs do not call me or I should wait if any answer will pop up from them? How long does it take in Hamburg? I do not want to do any double payments like 255 Euro and then still go and pay for Unbefristet. That sounds so stupid.
My expectation from them is; they are supposed to speed up my case in order to avoid another payment for Unbefristet. Does anyhow knows how it works?
I can't say about Hamburg, but it Berlin it takes, listen carefully, around two years. You can forget about this expectation, it's unrealistic. Perhaps you could consult with your Ausländerbehörde or whatever it's called in Hamburg regarding an extension that does not cost that much, which is not unbefristet instead - just tell them that you started your naturalization and ask for their advice.
Der Prozess ist nicht sehr transparent.
Niemand kennt die Realität.