German Family Reunion Visa

German Family Reunion Visa

Family reunification is encouraged by the German government, which allows immigrant employees to bring their family members and relatives to Germany on a temporary or permanent basis. The visa for this purpose is the Germany Dependent Visa, often known as the Family Reunion Visa. The family visa consists of the Germany spouse visa and the Germany child visa.

Eligibility requirements

Workers from other countries who seek to bring their families to Germany must meet the following requirements:

  • Have enough income to support them and their family
  • Have enough funds to provide housing for the family
  • Family members must have basic understanding of the German language
  • Children must be below 18 years
  • Have a temporary or permanent residence permit or an EU Blue Card
  • Have enough health insurance for them and family members
Documents required to apply for a family visa

Proof of accommodation – demonstrating that the German citizen has enough room in their home for the applicant.

Proof of the applicant’s German language skills at least at level A1.

Eligibility requirements for Germany spouse visa

Attestation of a register or marriage certificate by a foreign officer, translated into German and recognized by the German embassy.

If the spouse is of German nationality, a copy of the spouse’s passport and identification card must be submitted.

If the spouse is not a German citizen, they must provide proof of legal residency as well as their passport.

Eligibility requirements for Germany child visa
  • A birth certificate.
  • The child’s nationality must be established.
  • Evidence establishing the right to care and custody of a child by a parent who lives in Germany.
Who needs to apply for a family reunion visa or dependent visa?

Citizens of the European Economic Area, the European Union, and Switzerland do not require a visa to visit a family member or relative in Germany.

To visit their partner, spouse, or relative in Germany, third-world nationals, i.e., those from countries outside the European Economic Area and the European Union, will need a family reunion visa.

Who is allowed to work on a family reunion visa in Germany?

You can work in Germany on your family reunion visa if the relative you’ll be visiting:

  • Is a researcher or a highly skilled worker employed in Germany.
  • The European Union has given him a Blue Card.
  • Is in possession of a work permit that allows them to work.
  • According to German law, any adult in Germany on a Family Reunion visa who meets the aforementioned qualifications is permitted to work.

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