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Family reunion


visa requirements

If you wish to join family in Germany, you can apply for a family reunion visa after setting an appointment via e-mail. Please attach all listed documents to your e-mail. After checking the completion you will be assigned an Appointment.

At the time of your visa appointment you have to submit the following documents in person (original plus one copy):

  • completed and signed application form for a long-term visa
  • 1 recent passport photograph
  • your national passport
  • residence permit for Portugal
  • proof of health insurance
  • registration of residency of your family member in Germany (Meldebescheinigung)
  • passport and (if applicable) residence permit of your family member (no originals needed)
  • visa fee 75,- Euros


  • proof of basic German language skills (A1 Certificate)
  • marriage certificate


  • proof of basic German language skills (A1 Certificate)
  • registration for marriage in Germany (Certificate as under §13 Abs. 4 PStG)
  • formal sponsor letter (Verpflichtungserklärung)


  • child’s birth certificate / proof of pregnancy and estimated date of birth
  • proof of parenthood: parent’s marriage certificate / recognition of paternity / adoption decree
  • proof of child custody: parent’s marriage certificate / declaration of custody /decree on custody

Please note that in individual cases additional documents can be required.

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