Move for family reasons (to Germans) - apply for a residence permit Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Children and husbands or wives of Germans may obtain a residence permit for family reasons. This also applies to parents of unmarried Germans who are entitled to care. You are allowed to move to Germany and work here. The same applies to the following same-sex civil partnerships: "registered civil partnerships" within the meaning of the German Civil Partnership Act civil partnerships recognised by the state under foreign law, which essentially correspond to the German "registered civil partnership" The residence permit is limited in time. You can have them extended on request. A residence permit for family reasons may also be spouses and children of foreign nationals living in Germany and other family members in special hardship cases.

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Proof of compliance with the passport and visa requirement Proof that there is no reason for expulsion against you Proof that you do not endanger or impair the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany Proof of German nationality and habitual residence in Germany from the person you are following Proof of family affiliation (e.g. birth and marriage certificates, proof of a registered civil partnership) in the case of spouse reunification, additional: Proof of the minimum age of both spouses Proof of simple German language skills of the person following


Preconditions
The conditions for the residence permit are: They meet the passport and visa requirements. For the passport obligation, it is sufficient if you have a replacement id. There is no reason for expulsion against you. Your stay does not endanger or affect the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany. The person you are following is a German citizen and is usually in Germany. in the case of spouse reunification, additional: Minimum age of both spouses: 18 years simple knowledge of German for the person who is following Note: The guarantee of a living is usually excluded from the family reunification to Germans. Attention: A residence permit for family reasons is excluded if you have a marriage or other kinship have forced or received only for the subsequent move to Germany.

Hints
Foreign nationals in a family relationship with Germans are in most cases granted a residence permit after 3 years. Young foreign nationals who are grew up in Germany or have entered as part of the child's reunification, may also obtain a residence permit under simplified conditions. The reunification of family members of nationals of the EU/EEA countries is governed by the Free Movement Act/EU. This means: Family members of EU/EEA nationals who are themselves members of an EU or EEA country are free to enter and work. Family members of EU/EEA nationals who do not themselves belong to an EU or EEA country also have a right of entry and residence.
Before entering Germany, you must apply for a national visa in your home country. After entry, you must apply for a residence permit in writing with the immigration authority before your visa expires. Since 01.09.2011 you will receive the residence permit in the form of a cheque card with additional electronic functions. For more information, see "Apply for Electronic Residence Permits (eAT").. You must apply to the immigration authority in good time before the expiry of your residence permit.

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