Spouse Reunification in Germany

German Immigration Lawyers

Spouse Reunification in Germany

German Immigration Lawyers

Marriage and family have an exceptionally high status in Germany due to the protection granted to them by the German constitution. German nationals and immigrants from EU states and third countries enjoy this constitutional protection. If one of the family members lives abroad, it is possible to reunite the family under certain conditions thanks to European law regulations.

To enable our clients to reunite their families, the German law firm Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte offers legal assistance that is competent and committed. Our residence law lawyers clarify all open questions with the competent authorities and apply for the required residence permit for your family members so that your family will soon be united and you can fully concentrate on your core tasks. Please, do not hesitate to contact us directly for expert legal support.

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Family reunification
  • Comprehensive advice on family reunification, German immigration law and your legal options

  • Obtaining all necessary documents

  • Application for a residence permit for your family members

  • Clarification of all open questions with the competent authorities

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  • Options for action

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Visa and Residence Permit

Although spousal reunification is primarily about obtaining a German residence title, the importance of the visa should not be underestimated. Section 5 II of the German Residence Act stipulates that entry into Germany must have taken place with the required visa for the person concerned to be granted a residence title – provided all other requirements are met. Entry with the necessary visa is thus a general requirement for issuance that can only be waived in very narrowly defined exceptional cases.

According to the European Freedom of Movement Act (FreizüG/EU), the most relevant exception concerns the entry requirements of EU citizens. They are allowed to travel to their spouse living in Germany and take up residence there without obtaining a