The German Constitution places a special protection on marriage and family. As soon as the residence status of a foreigner in Germany is cleared, he or she can have the right to apply for a family reunification visa for their loved ones. This way, a residence permit holder’s spouse and children can be granted a right of residence, too.
You will find below a list of the most frequently asked questions and answers regarding family based immigration:
The family member to be joined has to hold a valid German residence permit. Holders of settlement permits, permanent residents, and holders of an EU Blue Card are so entitled. A (family reunification) residence permit can be granted to spouses and unmarried children of the spouse.
What are the requirements for a family based visa?
Generally only a few requirements will have to be met to obtain a family based visa:
What are the advantages and benefits of a family reunification visa?
The procedure is far less complex, since there are fewer requirements compared to other visa procedures, such as the Blue Card. A permanent resident under the family based visa is also entitled to obtain a work permit and can therefore apply as soon as he receives a job offer.
Which documents are needed in order to apply for a family based visa?
Which documents do I need to apply for a residence permit?
How long will the residence permit of the spouse and the children be valid?
The period of validity will be limited to the duration of validity of the residence permit of the family member they are united with, in accordance with § 7 II AufenthG.
How is the process from applying for the family based visa till holding a residence permit?
Our team of legal experts supports our clients from the moment they obtain a residence permit for themselves up to helping their family join them in Germany. Therefore, we support the client in obtaining a visa to enter Germany as well as obtaining the actual residence permit on-site.
Step 1: You have decided to instruct Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte PartG (attorneys at law).
Step 2: Subsequently, you will receive a non-binding mandate-contract, a general power of attorney as well as a detailed conduct of proceedings and an estimate for an advance payment.
Step 3: After we have received all the necessary documents signed by you, as well as the advance payment, we will send you a detailed list of all required documents, such as your CV (Curriculum Vitae), proof of health insurance etc. Following that, we will take all the necessary steps in order to begin with your case and apply for your residence permit.
We offer an all-around package of legal services concerning legal immigration matters:
How much do your legal services cost?
The fees we charge for our immigration services largely depend on the services that you ask for. After we have received your request for assistance we will make a noncommittal, transparent offer for our all-inclusive services.
Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte (attorneys at law) consists of a team of experienced lawyers who specialise in immigration law, labour law, contract, and many other fields of law. We will assist you throughout the whole application and acquisition process for your EU Blue Card in order to help you to settle down in Germany. We are looking forward to hearing from you!