family reunification Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Marriage and the family are under special protection, which is enshrined in Article 6 of the Basic Law. Foreign family members may therefore join their family members under certain conditions. The family reunification regulations are very diverse and it is not possible for every family reunification.

In addition to a passport, civil status documents must first be submitted. Depending on the specific individual case, however, further documents such as health insurance certificates, proofs from which the security of livelihood or proof of language proficiency must be submitted. Which specific documents are required will be communicated in the consultation.


Visa applications must be submitted in person to the German missions abroad. The required forms will be handed out on site. In the case of applications from Germany, the required applications are issued directly by the respective competent authority, depending on the specific facts.

The Residence Act contains the essential legal basis for the entry, exit and residence of foreigners in Germany if they do not have a nationality of an EU member state and do not come from Norway, Liechtenstein and Norway. https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/aufenthg_2004/AufenthG.pdf The entry and residence of nationals of other Member States of the European Union is regulated in the Act on the Free Movement of Union Citizens ( Freedom of Movement Act/EU ). https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/freiz_gg_eu_2004/FreizügG_EU.pdf In addition, there are supplementary regulations from various laws and regulations. In particular, Regulation (EU) 2018/1806 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 November 2018 establishing the list of third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders, as well as the list of third countries whose nationals are exempt from that requirement ( EU Visa Regulation ) and the Residence Regulation should be mentioned, as they lay down the cases in which the prior implementation of a visa procedure is required for family reunification. https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32018R1806 https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/aufenthv/AufenthV.pdf

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