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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ahmed4002(m): 8:20am On Dec 06, 2020
okonta1:
My story is so crazy.
I got an offer (Blue Card Visa) from a German Company and I applied to the embassy here in
Is there a way I can FastTrack the process in German Embassy Nigeria?



Normally The Nigeria Embassy can only issue you new passport with less than 6 months validity. So you can apply again for the passport renewal now. Since we are in December already

Or alternatively, if you have the money fly in to Nigeria to renew your passport and continue your Visa process in Doha
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by okonta1(m): 9:38am On Dec 06, 2020
Ahmed4002:


Normally The Nigeria Embassy can only issue you new passport with less than 6 months validity. So you can apply again for the passport renewal now. Since we are in December already

Or alternatively, if you have the money fly in to Nigeria to renew your passport and continue your Visa process in Doha


I have applied for it since November 2020 but until now, no news. its quite expensive travelling back to Naija oooo............. its ridiculously expensive
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by kciano: 10:00am On Dec 06, 2020
okonta1:
My story is so crazy.
I got an offer (Blue Card Visa) from a German Company and I applied to the embassy here in Doha in Oct 2020 and did the interview that same month(29th).
Everything went well but they stopped the process because my Nigerian passport expires in May 2021 and they need it to have at least 9months validity.
I have applied for passport renewal here in Nigerian Embassy Doha but its looking like I cannot get it. they are still expecting the immigration people from Nigeria.

The company has been patient with me and are still patient but I don't know how long. I have been working remotely since August

is it possible to renew passport via proxy? because travelling down to Nigeria to renew this passport is so expensive.

I will spend like 800,000 naira for flight ticket,3covid tests (from Doha, Nigeria airport, and coming back), and hotel quarantine.

This is sick. its a crime being a Nigerian...


Is there a way I can FastTrack the process in German Embassy Nigeria?




Count yourself lucky to be applying from Doha. U even have an option to fly to Nigeria and your wasting time . Some people don't have this choice cos if they do, they will be willing to spend even more than that just to get that visa . German embassy in Nigeria is not even an option for u at all
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by okonta1(m): 10:22am On Dec 06, 2020
kciano:



Count yourself lucky to be applying from Doha. U even have an option to fly to Nigeria and your wasting time . Some people don't have this choice cos if they do, they will be willing to spend even more than that just to get that visa . German embassy in Nigeria is not even an option for u at all
.

True and am considering it. but the money is too expensive. am looking at next month when the hotel quarantine would have been removed
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by nuel80: 4:02pm On Dec 08, 2020
Ayomideloni:


How far. Have they gotten back to you?

Not yet, I’m still waiting patiently
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by New80: 10:15pm On Dec 08, 2020
thanks so much! I am hoping i get appointment date this month, because this is my 11th month of waiting [/quote]

Please, have you gotten your invite?
I want to know which month they are issuing invites to.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Whitemagic: 2:00am On Dec 09, 2020
Is there minimum amount expected to have in your acct before you can process your visa?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ayomideloni: 3:59am On Dec 09, 2020
Debsmor:
I am also in the same dilemma.As for me I already even got approval letter but due to the covid 19 period my A1 expired and I was told to get another one.Now the Goethe is closed and I have also been on this for three years now.Dont know what to do.please i won't mind you reposting about the A1 maybe I can learn something of benefit.


Helo. Have you gotten your visa?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ayomideloni: 4:00am On Dec 09, 2020
nuel80:


Not yet, I’m still waiting patiently


Can we talk privately pls. Its important
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Oriaku1: 9:10am On Dec 09, 2020
Please is Embassy still giving date for appointment?? Has any one who registered for appointment in December 2019 gotten a date? today is 1 year 1 week i applied, no date from them. ��

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Debsmor: 12:13pm On Dec 09, 2020
Not yet.
Ayomideloni:



Helo. Have you gotten your visa?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Chinny22: 1:47pm On Dec 10, 2020
Is it possible for embassy to cancel an appointment ..for incomplete documents and failure to bring dem the date given to you...help a sister
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by temitayoolu(m): 4:10pm On Dec 10, 2020
Sorry, ya'll I later moved to the USA. Got a Job there so I migrated.

So that was why I stopped responding to the messages and all.

Best of luck ya'll



Oluomu:
Bros please I'm interested in this blue card network.. Can we talk privately?

Thanks for u anticipation.

Regards

Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ayomideloni: 7:39am On Dec 12, 2020
Chinny22:
Is it possible for embassy to cancel an appointment ..for incomplete documents and failure to bring dem the date given to you...help a sister


Call dem on monday and ask. They usually answer except when you ask for the status of your visa. Good luck
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by tempuser2: 11:58am On Dec 14, 2020
I benefited from this thread a lot while trying to figure things out myself so, I decided I'd help with some info of my own.


I'm a software engineer and recently got an employment offer from a german company. I already knew the wait time for the appointment was insane so even before the interview process concluded, I was already looking for alternatives. I came across the fast track process for skilled workers during my search. https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/en/looking-for-foreign-professionals/targeted-recruitment/entering-working-in-germany/the-fast-track-procedure-for-skilled-workers/

Then when I got the employment offer, I informed the employer about the crazy wait times and the ability to fast track. Thankfully they were already aware of the fast track process so they were happy to go that route.

They requested that my degree certificate be certified and I did that at the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Abuja. After they had this and other documents (reference letter from past employers, passport data page, mawista health insurance), they applied for the pre-approval from their end. I can't say exactly how long this took because I don't know when they applied but, I sent the final document they needed on October 15, 2020. They also sent me a bunch of documents I had to sign and get back to them.


The company informed me they got the pre-approval on November 2, 2020 and I applied for an appointment same day using the WITH Approval link. I got a response for an appointment same day as well for November 20, 2020. Went for the appointment with all my documents and some extras that the company sent me to submit along.

At the appointment, I made a mistake by not photocopying the extra documents the company sent me. I assumed they'd take it as-is and tried to explain the company asked me to just submit this alongside the application. But the man that attended to me was very agitated by this because according to him, they're not "original documents" and I needed to have copies. It was all a lot of documents and making two copies of all made no sense to me (I didn't tell him this lol, I just stopped talking because he started saying I was arguing even though I was just trying to explain).

Long story short, I only gave him the documents I had copies for and he added those to a docket/file and gave me to take in. But I still went in with the other documents. At the appointment the lady asked questions about why you want to go, how you got the job, future plans etc. Then she specifically asked for a document which wasn't in the docket, she said if I had it, it would be an instant visa approval and she kept repeating the German name of the document. I looked for it in the documents the company sent and I found it thankfully, it was the Federal Employment Agency approval (not to be confused with Vorabzustimmung or the "pre-approval" ).

She also complained about me not having copies of that Federal Employment Agency approval document but she took it. I used the opportunity to submit some other documents the company sent that I thought would help, like university degree recognition stuff.

On November 25, I got the approval mail and was asked to submit health insurance plus travel dates. Submitted the documents by November 26. The consulate sent back my documents by December 2, 2020 but DHL delayed and I got it all by December 4, 2020.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ayomideloni: 5:10am On Dec 15, 2020
tempuser2:
I benefited from this thread a lot while trying to figure things out myself so, I decided I'd help with some info of my own.


I'm a software engineer and recently got an employment offer from a german company. I already knew the wait time for the appointment was insane so even before the interview process concluded, I was already looking for alternatives. I came across the fast track process for skilled workers during my search. https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/en/looking-for-foreign-professionals/targeted-recruitment/entering-working-in-germany/the-fast-track-procedure-for-skilled-workers/

Then when I got the employment offer, I informed the employer about the crazy wait times and the ability to fast track. Thankfully they were already aware of the fast track process so they were happy to go that route.

They requested that my degree certificate be certified and I did that at the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Abuja. After they had this and other documents (reference letter from past employers, passport data page, mawista health insurance), they applied for the pre-approval from their end. I can't say exactly how long this took because I don't know when they applied but, I sent the final document they needed on October 15, 2020. They also sent me a bunch of documents I had to sign and get back to them.


The company informed me they got the pre-approval on November 2, 2020 and I applied for an appointment same day using the WITH Approval link. I got a response for an appointment same day as well for November 20, 2020. Went for the appointment with all my documents and some extras that the company sent me to submit along.

At the appointment, I made a mistake by not photocopying the extra documents the company sent me. I assumed they'd take it as-is and tried to explain the company asked me to just submit this alongside the application. But the man that attended to me was very agitated by this because according to him, they're not "original documents" and I needed to have copies. It was all a lot of documents and making two copies of all made no sense to me (I didn't tell him this lol, I just stopped talking because he started saying I was arguing even though I was just trying to explain).

Long story short, I only gave him the documents I had copies for and he added those to a docket/file and gave me to take in. But I still went in with the other documents. At the appointment the lady asked questions about why you want to go, how you got the job, future plans etc. Then she specifically asked for a document which wasn't in the docket, she said if I had it, it would be an instant visa approval and she kept repeating the German name of the document. I looked for it in the documents the company sent and I found it thankfully, it was the Federal Employment Agency approval (not to be confused with Vorabzustimmung or the "pre-approval" ).

She also complained about me not having copies of that Federal Employment Agency approval document but she took it. I used the opportunity to submit some other documents the company sent that I thought would help, like university degree recognition stuff.

On November 25, I got the approval mail and was asked to submit health insurance plus travel dates. Submitted the documents by November 26. The consulate sent back my documents by December 2, 2020 but DHL delayed and I got it all by December 4, 2020.



Congratulations

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by MrsM2019: 8:30am On Dec 15, 2020
Hello everyone, please I will like to ask if anyone is in this same category with me regards this visa process.
1. I did my interview on the 29th of July.
2. My lawyer called in August but completed the verification process in September.
3. I got an email on the 18th of November confirming my verification has been completed and requesting for my passport with my new data ( I changed my name after marriage). The mail also came with a request that I submit a reconciliation of name affidavit.
I submitted all these requested documents on the 19th of November and I have not heard back from them since. They have also not reached out to my spouse in Germany to submit any document. So I was wondering if there are other people like me and I am not the only one.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ayomideloni: 10:10am On Dec 15, 2020
MrsM2019:
Hello everyone, please I will like to ask if anyone is in this same category with me regards this visa process.
1. I did my interview on the 29th of July.
2. My lawyer called in August but completed the verification process in September.
3. I got an email on the 18th of November confirming my verification has been completed and requesting for my passport with my new data ( I changed my name after marriage). The mail also came with a request that I submit a reconciliation of name affidavit.
I submitted all these requested documents on the 19th of November and I have not heard back from them since. They have also not reached out to my spouse in Germany to submit any document. So I was wondering if there are other people like me and I am not the only one.


Did they ask for your travel insurance and travel date?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by ndewogermany: 11:11am On Dec 15, 2020
MrsM2019:
Hello everyone, please I will like to ask if anyone is in this same category with me regards this visa process.
1. I did my interview on the 29th of July.
2. My lawyer called in August but completed the verification process in September.
3. I got an email on the 18th of November confirming my verification has been completed and requesting for my passport with my new data ( I changed my name after marriage). The mail also came with a request that I submit a reconciliation of name affidavit.
I submitted all these requested documents on the 19th of November and I have not heard back from them since. They have also not reached out to my spouse in Germany to submit any document. So I was wondering if there are other people like me and I am not the only one.

IT is possible that your spouse wont be contacted at all throughout the process if you had submitted his payslips and work contract documents and house contract. Nigerian embassy likes documents a lot. if they need to verify anything at all, they easily contact Berlin or the stadthaus of your spouse.

So relax, the next step for you now is to be called for your passport and travel insurance
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Biodun1024: 11:55am On Dec 15, 2020
Hello everyone,

I had my interview on August 28th and still yet to get a verification completion email.
Done my verification with the lawyer since September.
Anyone in these shoes or is there any need to contact the embassy?

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ayomideloni: 8:34am On Dec 16, 2020
Potymarket:
I just called the embassy now to verify and I was told that since its national visa that I applied for and I hv gotten a date already, I should come for my interview. That means that persons that applied for national visa and have gotten date already re not affected.



Good morning
How far with your visa for family reunion?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by MrsM2019: 9:44am On Dec 16, 2020
Ayomideloni:



Did they ask for your travel insurance and travel date?
No they have not asked for that and it has been a month since I submitted my Passport.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by MarvinAjereh01: 11:23am On Dec 16, 2020
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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by knogbu: 11:33am On Dec 17, 2020
Same date. no news till now

MrsM2019:
Hello everyone, please I will like to ask if anyone is in this same category with me regards this visa process.
1. I did my interview on the 29th of July.
2. My lawyer called in August but completed the verification process in September.
3. I got an email on the 18th of November confirming my verification has been completed and requesting for my passport with my new data ( I changed my name after marriage). The mail also came with a request that I submit a reconciliation of name affidavit.
I submitted all these requested documents on the 19th of November and I have not heard back from them since. They have also not reached out to my spouse in Germany to submit any document. So I was wondering if there are other people like me and I am not the only one.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by MrsM2019: 11:56am On Dec 17, 2020
knogbu:
Same date. no news till now

Hi, do you have the same interview date with me as well or the same verification completed email date?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ayomideloni: 12:04pm On Dec 17, 2020
knogbu:
Same date. no news till now





Does it mean they have not given anyone who did interview for family reunion post covid visa?


Pls if there is anyone let us know so we can be encouraged o
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Newuser999: 2:44pm On Dec 17, 2020
Congrats on the success of your application. I've just begun this process myself and would like to ask you a question.
What kind of health insurance did you submit? Was it from a German Private Insurance company or Travel insurance from a Nigerian Insurance Company?

tempuser2:
I benefited from this thread a lot while trying to figure things out myself so, I decided I'd help with some info of my own.


I'm a software engineer and recently got an employment offer from a german company. I already knew the wait time for the appointment was insane so even before the interview process concluded, I was already looking for alternatives. I came across the fast track process for skilled workers during my search. https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/en/looking-for-foreign-professionals/targeted-recruitment/entering-working-in-germany/the-fast-track-procedure-for-skilled-workers/

Then when I got the employment offer, I informed the employer about the crazy wait times and the ability to fast track. Thankfully they were already aware of the fast track process so they were happy to go that route.

They requested that my degree certificate be certified and I did that at the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Abuja. After they had this and other documents (reference letter from past employers, passport data page, mawista health insurance), they applied for the pre-approval from their end. I can't say exactly how long this took because I don't know when they applied but, I sent the final document they needed on October 15, 2020. They also sent me a bunch of documents I had to sign and get back to them.


The company informed me they got the pre-approval on November 2, 2020 and I applied for an appointment same day using the WITH Approval link. I got a response for an appointment same day as well for November 20, 2020. Went for the appointment with all my documents and some extras that the company sent me to submit along.

At the appointment, I made a mistake by not photocopying the extra documents the company sent me. I assumed they'd take it as-is and tried to explain the company asked me to just submit this alongside the application. But the man that attended to me was very agitated by this because according to him, they're not "original documents" and I needed to have copies. It was all a lot of documents and making two copies of all made no sense to me (I didn't tell him this lol, I just stopped talking because he started saying I was arguing even though I was just trying to explain).

Long story short, I only gave him the documents I had copies for and he added those to a docket/file and gave me to take in. But I still went in with the other documents. At the appointment the lady asked questions about why you want to go, how you got the job, future plans etc. Then she specifically asked for a document which wasn't in the docket, she said if I had it, it would be an instant visa approval and she kept repeating the German name of the document. I looked for it in the documents the company sent and I found it thankfully, it was the Federal Employment Agency approval (not to be confused with Vorabzustimmung or the "pre-approval" ).

She also complained about me not having copies of that Federal Employment Agency approval document but she took it. I used the opportunity to submit some other documents the company sent that I thought would help, like university degree recognition stuff.

On November 25, I got the approval mail and was asked to submit health insurance plus travel dates. Submitted the documents by November 26. The consulate sent back my documents by December 2, 2020 but DHL delayed and I got it all by December 4, 2020.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by MarvinAjereh01: 2:51pm On Dec 17, 2020
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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by knogbu: 9:48am On Dec 18, 2020
Same interview date.
Have your spouse submitted documents to Auslanderamt In Germany or you submitted his housing and working contract during interview at the German embassy?
MrsM2019:
Hi, do you have the same interview date with me as well or the same verification completed email date?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by doctormaliko: 1:36pm On Dec 18, 2020
Omo, o ga o.. so no post-lockdown success stories?

@Nolia and @Nuel, nothing on your ends too?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by doctormaliko: 4:59pm On Dec 18, 2020
So no verification done email sef yet?

Omo..

It is well!


knogbu:
Same interview date.
Have your spouse submitted documents to Auslanderamt In Germany or you submitted his housing and working contract during interview at the German embassy?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by sowetto(m): 9:00pm On Dec 18, 2020
Biodun1024:
Hello everyone,

I had my interview on August 28th and still yet to get a verification completion email.
Done my verification with the lawyer since September.
Anyone in these shoes or is there any need to contact the embassy?

Hi, my wife did verification with lawyer since July and still no feedback from embassy. Please what's the name of your lawyer?

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