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Dependant Visa for Germany

Germany is currently ranked as the fifth-best country to immigrate to. The superior education system, diverse work opportunities, and growing economy are few of the reasons why people across the world are moving to Germany. The German Immigration Authorities were considerate enough to establish a family visa to favour such immigrants. By applying for a dependant visa, the family members of such immigrants can join and live with them in Germany

For more additional information about the Family Visa for Germany, continue reading the article.

Dependant Visa for Germany

A Germany dependant visa which is also known as a “Family Reunion Visa”, is a category of visa that permits the spouse, children, and other family members to join and live with their family members residing in Germany. The family members can either reside temporarily or permanently in Germany.

Who is Eligible to Apply for a German Family Visa?

In order to apply for Germany dependant visa (Spouse visa, Family Visa), the candidate should either be a:

  • Spouse or a registered partner
  • An unmarried child who is a minor.
  • An unmarried, major child is eligible only to prevent certain hardships.
  • Other family members (mother, father, brother, sister..

Document Checklist for a Germany Dependant Visa

  • An Dubain passport, that is valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the stay period. It is necessary to have at least two blank pages in the passport.
  • Appropriately filled and signed application form, declaration form, and contact information form.
  • A photocopy of the passport pages containing visa stamps or entry stamps, if any.
  • Two photographs that were taken according to the photo specification laid down by the ICAO.
  • Health Insurance- It is very essential for everyone to buy health insurance.
  • An invitation later from the person residing in Germany.
  • Proof of funds: A document that confirms that there are adequate funds to
  • support the dependant in Germany.

Additional documents required for a German spouse visa:

  • A photocopy of the spouse’s visa.
  • Proof of marriage: Documents like marriage registration certificate, wedding photographs
  • Birth certificate.
  • School certificate and degree certificate, if applicable.
  • Proof of residence in Dubai- It can either be an Aadhaar card, or a PAN card

Additional documents required for a child dependant:

  • Birth Certificate of the child.
  • A photocopy of the parent’s visa.
  • A school certificate, if necessary.

Application Process of a Germany Family Visa

  • Step 1: Be ready with all the required documents. The candidate can confirm the list of required documents with the German embassy in Dubai for germany immigration. The candidate has to ensure that all the documents are either in English or German and provide a translation if the document is in any other language.
  • Step 2: Schedule a meeting at the nearest visa application centre, or a German embassy or a consulate.
  • Step 3: On the appointment day, meet the consular office for a visa interview and make sure to answer all questions correctly.
  • Step 4: Pay the visa application fee

[Read More: Different Immigration Pathways To Germany]

What is the Visa Application Fee for a Germany Dependant Visa?

For a dependant visa application to be finalized, the candidate is obliged to pay a fee when they visit the visa application centre for the interview. The dependant visa costs up to 7500 Euros (INR6300) for an adult and for anyone younger than 18 years, it costs up to 3750 Euros (INR 3200). It is to be noted that the visa application fee is non-refundable, under all circumstances

What is the time it takes to process a German Dependant visa?

The average processing time for a German dependant visa can be 12 weeks. The processing time of your application is contingent on the number of applications to be processed. For that reason, it is suggested that a candidate starts their visa application process early.

What is the duration of stay for a dependant on a family visa in Germany?

The family visa for Germany is granted for 90 days of the anticipated stay. However, the family visa can be extended later.

Top FAQs Asked by Dubains Applying for Germany Dependent Visa

Any dependant holding a valid Family Reunion Visa is allowed to work. They are not required to apply for a work permit visa or a residence permit in order to work.

If the spouse wants to join their partner living in Germany, they are required to prove a basic proficiency of the German language. This is a prerequisite for obtaining a spouse visa, which they will require in order to enter Germany.

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