As a third-country national of a family member of a national of the European Union (EU) or of a State of the European Economic Area (EEA: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein), you have the right to move freely with your reference person in the European Union, to enter and reside in any Member State if the conditions are met by EU law. This includes the free choice of residence in the Member States of the European Union. A third-country national is a person who is not a national of an EU Member State, the EEA or Switzerland. "Family Member" means the following persons: spouses, civil partners and relatives in a straight descending line (e.B. children) and their spouses/life partners, if they are not yet 21 years of age, and Related citizens entitled to free movement in a straight ascending and straight descending line (older children, grandchildren and parents and grandparents) or their spouses or civil partners to whom the Union citizens or their spouses or civil partners provide maintenance. If the EU or EEA citizen studies in the federal territory, the number of family members entitled to rejoin them is limited to spouses and civil partners as well as children who are granted maintenance. If you are a third-country national family member, you will need a visa to enter Germany, unless you can enter the country without a visa. During the first three months of your stay in Germany, your stay is only subject to the condition that there is a family relationship with the reference person entitled to free movement, that you accompany that person and that you are in possession of a recognised or otherwise approved passport or passport replacement. For stays of more than three months, you will need a residence card, which will be issued to you by the Immigration Office of its own motion and within six months. In this case, the aliens' authority shall examine the existence of the conditions for freedom of movement. Among other things, it may require proof of the family relationship with the reference person (e.B. by documentary evidence). In addition, you may be required to provide proof that the reference person has actually exercised his right of free movement (e.B. by presenting a registration certificate). If the reference person you accompany or join is not working, you should also be able to provide sufficient means of subsistence and health insurance (this also applies to children who may accompany you). Proof of language skills is not required in order to obtain a residence card. Your stay in the federal territory is deemed legal until a decision is taken on the issuance of the residence card. The issuance of the residence card establishes the existence of the right of free movement. The residence card is usually issued for five years, unless the residence of your reference person from which you derive your right of residence results in a shorter period. If you have not yet reached the age of 18, a person entitled to take care of your personal person must agree to your planned stay in Germany.