Granting a residence permit for family reunification with foreigners Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Children and husbands or wives of foreign nationals living in Germany can obtain a residence permit for family reasons. With this you may move to Germany and are entitled to pursue gainful employment. The same applies to the following same-sex 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"

Proof of compliance with the passport and visa requirement Proof of secure livelihood 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 the residence permit of your family member already living in Germany Proof of sufficient living space Proof of family affiliation (e.B. birth and marriage certificates, proof of a registered civil partnership) in the case of spouse reunification in addition: Proof of the minimum age of both spouses Proof of simple German language skills of the person moving in in case of immigration of children between 16 and 18 years in addition: Proof of entry in the family association with the parents or Proof of German language skills or a positive integration prognosis or Proof of a special case of hardship Note: Depending on the other requirements you have to meet, the competent authority may request additional documents.


Preconditions
You will meet the passport and visa requirements. Your livelihood is secure without you using public funds. There is no reason for expulsion against you. Your stay does not endanger or affect the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany. Your family member, who already lives in Germany, has a settlement permit, Permit for permanent residence EC or residence permit and adequate living space available. in the case of spouse reunification in addition: Minimum age of both spouses: 18 years simple knowledge of German of the follower or people in case of immigration of children between 16 and 18 years in addition: Entry in family association with the parents or Mastery of the German language or existence of a positive integration prognosis (e.B. due to descent from a German-speaking home or attendance at a German-speaking school) or Existence of a special case of hardship In addition, you may need to meet other requirements. Inquire directly with the competent authority.

Hints
Young foreign nationals who: grew up in Germany or have entered as part of the children's reunification, can obtain a settlement permit under simplified conditions. The immigration of family members of nationals of EU/EEA states is governed by the Freedom of Movement Act/EU. This means: Family members of nationals of EU/EEA states who themselves belong to an EU or EEA state can enter the country freely and work. Family members of nationals of EU/EEA states who do not themselves belong to an EU or EEA state also have a right of entry and residence Since 1 September 2011, you have been receiving the residence permit in the form of a cheque card with additional electronic functions. For more information, see Electronic Residence Title (eAT) .

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