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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Adorableugy(f): 7:00am On Nov 04
Diaperssbabies:
Please i am trying to understand something. So you went for your interview October 2019, and wrote your A1 Exam December 2018. That means as at when you went for your interview your A1 result still had about two(2) months validity? I actually thought once you go for your interview, as far as your A1 result has not expired on the day of your interview you are fine, even if the A1 certificate has less than a month to expiry on your interview day.

Because if i understand you, you wrote another A1 after your Interview, even though you took a valid A1 certificate to the embassy on your Interview date. They still told you to go and write another A1?

Exactly o l thought once l go for interview and d result is still valid ,I won't rewrite it..yes mine still had 2 months before it expires ..and it was only in September 2020 l got a mail that l should get a new A1 ..Goethe was still closed den ..had to send a mail and proof that it was really urgent ..wen Goethe started exams late September ,dey sent a mail l shud cum and write which l did and passed..got my certificate October 5th 2020 and l took it straight to d embassy for submission

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by asamwababy: 10:43am On Nov 04
Diaperssbabies:
Please i am trying to understand something. So you went for your interview October 2019, and wrote your A1 Exam December 2018. That means as at when you went for your interview your A1 result still had about two(2) months validity? I actually thought once you go for your interview, as far as your A1 result has not expired on the day of your interview you are fine, even if the A1 certificate has less than a month to expiry on your interview day.

Because if i understand you, you wrote another A1 after your Interview, even though you took a valid A1 certificate to the embassy on your Interview date. They still told you to go and write another A1?


I thought i was the only one that noticed this.

To be honest this is gross incompetency on the path of the embassy.

I submit a valid docs to you in the course of an application with date of appointment of interview fixed at your own convenience, and you come back to ask me for another valid A1 again.

This is the height of it all.All this incompetence needs to be tabled before the consulate.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by asamwababy: 10:44am On Nov 04
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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Diaperssbabies: 11:16am On Nov 04
Please i sent a document via DHL to German Embassy in Lagos. It just got delivered and what i am seeing is:

Delivered - Signed for by: PASTOR LICKY


Hope i never enter one chance Which one is Pastor Licky again. I just hope they gave the right person
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by ndewogermany: 11:39am On Nov 04
asamwababy:


I thought i was the only one that noticed this.

To be honest this is gross incompetency on the path of the embassy.

I submit a valid docs to you in the course of an application with date of appointment of interview fixed at your own convenience, and you come back to ask me for another valid A1 again.

This is the height of it all.All this incompetence needs to be tabled before the consulate.

The truth is embassy does not want you in Germany. Family reunion to them is not adding anything to their economy especially for Nigerians. I put up a tweet and nobody retweeted that. When we are ready for a change, a change will come. We are not ready. The A1 certificate is just a way to frustrate you the more. By next year, they will introduce B1 certificate for family reunion to make it impossible to enter through family reunion. Then when you did not complain, they will reintroduce another B2 and so on untill you give up and never dream of going to Germany

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by asamwababy: 4:41pm On Nov 04
ndewogermany:


The truth is embassy does not want you in Germany. Family reunion to them is not adding anything to their economy especially for Nigerians. I put up a tweet and nobody retweeted that. When we are ready for a change, a change will come. We are not ready. The A1 certificate is just a way to frustrate you the more. By next year, they will introduce B1 certificate for family reunion to make it impossible to enter through family reunion. Then when you did not complain, they will reintroduce another B2 and so on untill you give up and never dream of going to Germany

Food for thought.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ganesass: 6:49am On Nov 06
Pastor Licky is Paulinus


Diaperssbabies:
Please i sent a document via DHL to German Embassy in Lagos. It just got delivered and what i am seeing is:

Delivered - Signed for by: PASTOR LICKY


Hope i never enter one chance Which one is Pastor Licky again. I just hope they gave the right person
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Diaperssbabies: 8:34am On Nov 06
Oh ok. Thanks a lot
Ganesass:
Pastor Licky is Paulinus


Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by MarvinAjereh01: 9:14am On Nov 06
Please after you have done your verification and gone for your interview . How long does one has to wait for the visa because according to what I read on google , it says that it can take up to 12 weeks which means 3 months . Can it take more than that ?

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by nolia66(f): 8:09am On Nov 08
For those of us that were asked to submit a new goethe certificate and have not been able to because of the closing down of the school, ghana starts their exam reg tomorrow, you can as well write the exam there cos no one knows when goethe would be ready to set another exam as for now.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by doctormaliko: 10:22am On Nov 09
nolia66:
For those of us that were asked to submit a new goethe certificate and have not been able to because of the closing down of the school, ghana starts their exam reg tomorrow, you can as well write the exam there cos no one knows when goethe would be ready to set another exam as for now.

Hi @nolia66, does this mean that the embassy has reached out to you again since after your lawyer reached out to do your verification?

If yes, that's some good news for those that did interviews post lockdown
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by nolia66(f): 11:07am On Nov 09
doctormaliko:


Hi @nolia66, does this mean that the embassy has reached out to you again since after your lawyer reached out to do your verification?

If yes, that's some good news for those that did interviews post lockdown

I was given a date to submit a new certificate, plus my husband has also submitted his documents to the office in Germany. So im just trying to make sure the certificate doesn't slow down the process when my visa is ready.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by fidocarso: 6:56pm On Nov 10
Hello People, Has anyone gotten appointment for work visa or blue card in the past 1 month?

German embassy in Nigeria are not helpful and it looks like this act is deliberate, calling them is a waste of time because you will most likely speak with a rude person who has no helpful information and they don't respond to mails either.

Please if you have information or have done interview in the last 1 month, please share.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Gracetan: 7:12pm On Nov 10
Hello please were you able to register for tge exam in ghana and if yes do you know when the exam will be taking place.quote author=nolia66 post=95807549]For those of us that were asked to submit a new goethe certificate and have not been able to because of the closing down of the school, ghana starts their exam reg tomorrow, you can as well write the exam there cos no one knows when goethe would be ready to set another exam as for now.[/quote]
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by nolia66(f): 10:16pm On Nov 10
Gracetan:
Hello please were you able to register for tge exam in ghana and if yes do you know when the exam will be taking place.quote author=nolia66 post=95807549]For those of us that were asked to submit a new goethe certificate and have not been able to because of the closing down of the school, ghana starts their exam reg tomorrow, you can as well write the exam there cos no one knows when goethe would be ready to set another exam as for now.

Yes I was, the exam is between 23rd of nov and 3rd of Dec.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by MarvinAjereh01: 9:13am On Nov 11
Please N/L , Do you guys know anyone who went with family reunion to Germany , please can the person tell me how long he/she waited before getting the visa because it’s been 2 months and 9days I did my verification and up to now , haven’t heard anything from the embassy sent mail , got no reply. Called the embassy but the lady who picked the call (smh )! I did my verification last year July . German embassy is something else. I swear to God who made me
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by doctormaliko: 11:53am On Nov 11
MarvinAjereh01:
Please N/L , Do you guys know anyone who went with family reunion to Germany , please can the person tell me how long he/she waited before getting the visa because it’s been 2 months and 9days I did my verification and up to now , haven’t heard anything from the embassy sent mail , got no reply. Called the embassy but the lady who picked the call (smh )! I did my verification last year July . German embassy is something else. I swear to God who made me

It is quite difficult to understand your post. You said you did verification July 2019, and also said it's been 2 months 9 days (i.e. September 2020) since you did verification.. which is it?

However, to answer your question on the process (based on stories from NL and people who have had different experiences);
1. Apply for appointment
2. Get appointment date for between 10-12 months in the future
3. Go for the appointment, submit document and do visa interview
4. Count down to between 3-6 months visa processing time starts
5. Your case is assigned to a Lawyer to verify your existence and records you submitted. This step can take between 1-3 months.
6. The lawyer submits the report back to the embassy
7. The embassy reviews the report of the lawyer and determine if you should be approved for the visa
8. Approval from the embassy. Mail to submit your passport, travel dates and health insurance comes in.
9. Passport is returned.
10. Japa!

Step 3-9 is what takes 3-6 months. In that time, the embassy in Nigeria sends your original submitted documents to the home office of the city you are moving to in Germany. They also do verifications and all.

So, what "verification" have you done?

That your lawyer visited you doesn't mean he has submitted the report. They have to verify every single document you submit. i.e. They visit everywhere that issued said document to confirm the authenticity of the document.

That is why it takes forever.

So while blaming the german embassy for inefficiencies, spare some for the Nigerian government and people that got us here in the first place.

Nigeria has no public document authentication system, so no way to verify that the document you are presenting is not faked except to go cross check with the issuing agency.
Nigerians in the past have also faked documents, and marriages, and other things, hence the strictness with Nigeria and similar countries.

Ghana's process take less than 3 months for most cases. Exceptions dey sha.. But that's the general gist.

This is the normal flow for most applications. But as usual, there are exceptions on a case by case basis. But most follow the steps outlined above.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by BigBoy123: 4:04pm On Nov 12
Does having admission for a master's degree help in the Family Reunion process? I had admission for masters this winter but I deferred it till next year winter, should I add this to my application to my Family Reunion application? My appointment should come around January/Feb
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ahmed4002(m): 6:36pm On Nov 13
BigBoy123:
Does having admission for a master's degree help in the Family Reunion process? I had admission for masters this winter but I deferred it till next year winter, should I add this to my application to my Family Reunion application? My appointment should come around January/Feb

It's doesn't help. You have to wait within the waiting period of about 1 year.

My advice for you. If you are sure of getting appointment for your Visa and you have funding already (block account for yourself and that of your spouse). I would advice you to register for her family reunion visa immediately right now.


But if not sure, please don't register in other not to waste precious space for some people.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by toystars: 1:02am On Nov 14
Visa delivered. Done and dusted.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Diaperssbabies: 5:17am On Nov 14
Congrats Dear. Please can you share your timeline? Thanks
toystars:
Visa delivered. Done and dusted.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by DJSeyo2: 5:38am On Nov 14
toystars:
Visa delivered. Done and dusted.
Congratulations. Good to hear that.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by zamani234: 8:47am On Nov 14
toystars:
Visa delivered. Done and dusted.

Congrats!. What category of visa did you apply for? and what was the timeline like?

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by toystars: 9:16am On Nov 14
zamani234:


Congrats!. What category of visa did you apply for? and what was the timeline like?

Family reunion visa.

June 2019 - Applied for appointment
March 13th 2020 - Appointment Date
August 2020 - Documents verification complete
September 14th 2020 - Request for documents by Immigration office Berlin
October 22nd 2020 - Visa approval letter from Immigration office Berlin
November 3rd 2020 - Email from German Consulate to drop passports and travel health insurance
November 13th 2020 - Visa delivered.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ganesass: 10:05am On Nov 14
toystars:


Family reunion visa.

June 2019 - Applied for appointment
March 13th 2020 - Appointment Date
August 2020 - Documents verification complete
September 14th 2020 - Request for documents by Immigration office Berlin
October 22nd 2020 - Visa approval letter from Immigration office Berlin
November 3rd 2020 - Email from German Consulate to drop passports and travel health insurance
November 13th 2020 - Visa delivered.

Congratulations! Any idea why it took such a long time? Is your spouse a blue card holder, for example?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by toystars: 10:41am On Nov 14
Ganesass:


Congratulations! Any idea why it took such a long time? Is your spouse a blue card holder, for example?

I am "the spouse" in Germany. And no, I am not a blue card holder.

To be honest, I really don't know why it took so long. Waiting for appointment and documents verification take most of the time. After verification is confirmed, it takes an average of 2 to 3 months.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Warthon: 10:42am On Nov 14
toystars:


Family reunion visa.

June 2019 - Applied for appointment
March 13th 2020 - Appointment Date
August 2020 - Documents verification complete
September 14th 2020 - Request for documents by Immigration office Berlin
October 22nd 2020 - Visa approval letter from Immigration office Berlin
November 3rd 2020 - Email from German Consulate to drop passports and travel health insurance
November 13th 2020 - Visa delivered.

Congratulations!!! @toystars

Where you called for interview at Berlin or documents were just submitted via mail due to the pandemic?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by toystars: 10:46am On Nov 14
Warthon:


Congratulations!!! @toystars

Where you called for interview at Berlin or documents were just submitted via mail due to the pandemic?

Thank you.

No, I wasn't called for an interview. Just sent the requested documents via post and I got an approval letter a few weeks later.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Warthon: 10:46am On Nov 14
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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Alore: 4:06pm On Nov 14
House, please I am trying to apply for the family reunion for my wife and three kids that are all minor.

It seems I only need to apply for appointment date for only my wife with only her passport details. Can anybody please help me confirm that this is the right thing to do? I guess the children details will be in the form that will be filled and taken to the Embassy on the day of the interview.

Thanks for taking a time to answer my enquiries.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Diaperssbabies: 4:43pm On Nov 14
You are required to book appointment for all applicants including your children. They are separate applicants
Alore:
House, please I am trying to apply for the family reunion for my wife and three kids that are all minor.

It seems I only need to apply for appointment date for only my wife with only her passport details. Can anybody please help me confirm that this is the right thing to do? I guess the children details will be in the form that will be filled and taken to the Embassy on the day of the interview.

Thanks for taking a time to answer my enquiries.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by New80: 6:13pm On Nov 14
Diaperssbabies:
You are required to book appointment for all applicants including your children. They are separate applicants

Please I want you to explain better.
I applied for appointment early january 2020, then i was heavily pregnant, gave birth 22 january but while applying i did not add i was with child cos i haven't given birth, now he's more than 10months old, didn't apply for him either, thought mine would cover for both of us.
What should i do??
Please help a sis.

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