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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ganesass: 8:49am On Dec 20, 2020
Hi everyone,

I got a job as a software engineer in Germany and am able to get the EU blue card too. I would like to bring my family over from Nigeria. Does anyone know what the process is like and what I should do?

I saw at the embassy website that the earliest date my family can get for Visa application is November 2021. This is incredibly long time. Is there a fast track process or anything I can do to shorten this time?

Thanks for your help.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by ndewogermany: 8:42am On Dec 21, 2020
Ganesass:
Hi everyone,

I got a job as a software engineer in Germany and am able to get the EU blue card too. I would like to bring my family over from Nigeria. Does anyone know what the process is like and what I should do?

I saw at the embassy website that the earliest date my family can get for Visa application is November 2021. This is incredibly long time. Is there a fast track process or anything I can do to shorten this time?

Thanks for your help.

we all are facing the same thing. so the early you apply for it, it is the better for you. lamenting wont solve the problems
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ayomideloni: 9:05am On Dec 21, 2020
ndewogermany:


we all are facing the same thing. so the early you apply for it, it is the better for you. lamenting wont solve the problems



True o
Apply now and be preparing all your documents but take your mind away from it and be visiting your family anytime you can in Nigeria. No just put mind because family reunion takes so much time and putting your mind can be so depressing. The visa will surely come but it takes so much time.

So many of us that had our interview in July are yet to get out visa.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by knogbu: 9:59am On Dec 21, 2020
I swear
Ayomideloni:




True o
Apply now and be preparing all your documents but take your mind away from it and be visiting your family anytime you can in Nigeria. No just put mind because family reunion takes so much time and putting your mind can be so depressing. The visa will surely come but it takes so much time.

So many of us that had our interview in July are yet to get out visa.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ganesass: 10:53am On Dec 21, 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. Would you know if the fast track process would also apply for family reunion? On the website it says it would if the couple are both outside of Germany. I'm asking if it applies with one person already in Germany
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by nuel80: 4:34pm On Dec 21, 2020
I just got a mail to forward the original language certificate from Goethe institute. Thought they will skip this part since my spouse is a German citizen?
I’m worried because I didn’t make the last exam I sat for. Is there any option to this case ? The deadline given is too short
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ayomideloni: 5:02pm On Dec 21, 2020
nuel80:
I just got a mail to forward the original language certificate from Goethe institute. Thought they will skip this part since my spouse is a German citizen?
I’m worried because I didn’t make the last exam I sat for. Is there any option to this case ? The deadline given is too short



Call them and ask for clarification. Tell them your spouse is also a German citizen and goethe institute is closed. They will tell you what to do. Did they ask you to submit passport and insurance too?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by DortmundGirl(f): 5:11pm On Dec 21, 2020
[quote author=nuel80 post=97296374]I just got a mail to forward the original language certificate from Goethe institute. Thought they will skip this part since my spouse is a German citizen?
I’m worried because I didn’t make the last exam I sat for. Is there any option to this case ? The deadline given is too short[/quote

Even if your spouse is german they demand german skills Level A1.

Only reunion to your german child is free from the language certificate.

Good luck
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Oriaku1: 11:11pm On Dec 21, 2020
No it's not true, my girlfriend left Nigeria 26th of November, Embassy did not request for A1 certificate bcuz her husband is a blue card holder[quote author=DortmundGirl post=97297427][/quote]
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Oriaku1: 11:16pm On Dec 21, 2020
It is stated on their website that there are exception and one of it is, if one of d spouse is a citizen. My girlfriend left 9ja 26th of November and she did not submit any proof of language, write them a mail
nuel80:
I just got a mail to forward the original language certificate from Goethe institute. Thought they will skip this part since my spouse is a German citizen?
I’m worried because I didn’t make the last exam I sat for. Is there any option to this case ? The deadline given is too short
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Oriaku1: 11:29pm On Dec 21, 2020
Finally my son and i got a date for appointment today!!!! 14-01-2021.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by alishow: 10:21am On Dec 22, 2020
Congratulations! Please when did you apply for a date?
Oriaku1:
Finally my son and i got a date for appointment today!!!! 14-01-2021.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sylviacool: 10:54am On Dec 22, 2020
nuel80:
I just got a mail to forward the original language certificate from Goethe institute. Thought they will skip this part since my spouse is a German citizen?
I’m worried because I didn’t make the last exam I sat for. Is there any option to this case ? The deadline given is too short


Write a mail to them saying that goethe has not resume, ask them to extend the date of submission, they will extend it.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Oriaku1: 4:07pm On Dec 22, 2020
December 2nd 2019
alishow:
Congratulations! Please when did you apply for a date?

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by alishow: 5:43pm On Dec 22, 2020
Okay, thanks.
Oriaku1:
December 2nd 2019

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Fabulousaify(f): 1:17pm On Dec 23, 2020
Congratulations. I'm patiently waiting for mine
alishow:
Congratulations! Please when did you apply for a date?

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by tempuser2: 1:21pm On Dec 29, 2020
Hi, sorry I'm just getting back to you. I used Mawista's Reisecare package. Went to https://www.mawista.com/en/ and bought the plan for a duration of 6 months (November - May). No Nigerian intermediary involved.

Newuser999:
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?

Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by tempuser2: 1:26pm On Dec 29, 2020
Ganesass:


Congratulations. Would you know if the fast track process would also apply for family reunion? On the website it says it would if the couple are both outside of Germany. I'm asking if it applies with one person already in Germany

Unfortunately, I don't know if it applies. I do know that during the fast track application, you can choose to take family along but that's as much as I know. Except the person not in Germany is the one applying but I guess you wouldn't be asking this if that was the case. Sorry I can't be of much help.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by blesstunner: 2:08pm On Dec 29, 2020
Write back and explain that goethe is closed, and it won't be possible to sit for the exam. If you are lucky they will give you a date for embassy test. Once you pass the embassy test then you are good to go, your visa will be issued. Good luck
nuel80:
I just got a mail to forward the original language certificate from Goethe institute. Thought they will skip this part since my spouse is a German citizen?
I’m worried because I didn’t make the last exam I sat for. Is there any option to this case ? The deadline given is too short

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Newuser999: 10:25pm On Dec 29, 2020
Thanks a lot

tempuser2:
Hi, sorry I'm just getting back to you. I used Mawista's Reisecare package. Went to https://www.mawista.com/en/ and bought the plan for a duration of 6 months (November - May). No Nigerian intermediary involved.

Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sylviacool: 1:41pm On Dec 30, 2020
Family Reunion Visa approved..

April, 2019 applied for appointment
Dec/12/2019 my appointment day
March/2020 lawyer verification
April/17/2020 verification completed
Sept/30/2020 submission of new A1, former A1 expired
December/7/2020 second Interview (reasons- marriage doubt)
Dec/14/2020 I got approval mail
Dec/19/2020 I collected my original documents nd my passport with VISA stamp on it
destination : Berlin Germany
Thanks to God Almighty.. the whole visa process was frustrating, but l thank God as I'm with my husband now. Yours is around the corner, you just have to be patient...

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Fabulousaify(f): 3:29pm On Dec 30, 2020
Congratulations. I'm getting really frustrated with the wait. It's over a year now i applied
Sylviacool:
Family Reunion Visa approved..

April, 2019 applied for appointment
Dec/12/2019 my appointment day
March/2020 lawyer verification
April/17/2020 verification completed
Sept/30/2020 submission of new A1, former A1 expired
December/7/2020 second Interview (reasons- marriage doubt)
Dec/14/2020 I got approval mail
Dec/19/2020 I collected my original documents nd my passport with VISA stamp on it
destination : Berlin Germany
Thanks to God Almighty.. the whole visa process was frustrating, but l thank God as I'm with my husband now. Yours is around the corner, you just have to be patient...

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ayomideloni: 8:51am On Dec 31, 2020
Sylviacool:
Family Reunion Visa approved..

April, 2019 applied for appointment
Dec/12/2019 my appointment day
March/2020 lawyer verification
April/17/2020 verification completed
Sept/30/2020 submission of new A1, former A1 expired
December/7/2020 second Interview (reasons- marriage doubt)
Dec/14/2020 I got approval mail
Dec/19/2020 I collected my original documents nd my passport with VISA stamp on it
destination : Berlin Germany
Thanks to God Almighty.. the whole visa process was frustrating, but l thank God as I'm with my husband now. Yours is around the corner, you just have to be patient...




Kai congratulations o. May our own come soon

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sylviacool: 12:00pm On Dec 31, 2020
Fabulousaify:
Congratulations. I'm getting really frustrated with the wait. It's over a year now i applied




It will come soon dear.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sylviacool: 12:00pm On Dec 31, 2020
Ayomideloni:





Kai congratulations o. May our own come soon



Amen, yours will come soon.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Richard00000: 12:34pm On Jan 01
Sylviacool:
Family Reunion Visa approved..

April, 2019 applied for appointment
Dec/12/2019 my appointment day
March/2020 lawyer verification
April/17/2020 verification completed
Sept/30/2020 submission of new A1, former A1 expired
December/7/2020 second Interview (reasons- marriage doubt)
Dec/14/2020 I got approval mail
Dec/19/2020 I collected my original documents nd my passport with VISA stamp on it
destination : Berlin Germany
Thanks to God Almighty.. the whole visa process was frustrating, but l thank God as I'm with my husband now. Yours is around the corner, you just have to be patient...
congratulations my friend, I just got a mail from the embassy that the date for the A1 exam can only be extended have been asked to submit a new A1 result before February 10, have written the A1 exam but I still fail to reach the cut off how did you study for your A1 exam. any help will be grately appreciated cos am getting so frustrated

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by damiflo(m): 8:41pm On Jan 01
Good evening good people,

I got a job offer in Berlin, I will be applying for visa from Dubai so I am positive it will not take much time compared to applying from Nigeria. Please Is there anyone in Berlin that can guide me on how to get the best deal on apartments? I anything from a one room apartment - 2-room apartment.

My workplace would be in Berlin Mitte. I am open to all suggestions.

Thank you.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sylviacool: 8:35am On Jan 02
Richard00000:

congratulations my friend, I just got a mail from the embassy that the date for the A1 exam can only be extended have been asked to submit a new A1 result before February 10, have written the A1 exam but I still fail to reach the cut off how did you study for your A1 exam. any help will be grately appreciated cos am getting so frustrated

Send me a mail or Pm

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Firstlady001: 12:58pm On Jan 02
From previous post it is showing that majority of those who did interview in July has gotten the verification completed email, is there anyone who did interview in August and has gotten verification completed mail?, please signify to keep hope on
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by DisturbingEU(m): 5:11pm On Jan 02
Sylviacool:
Family Reunion Visa approved..

April, 2019 applied for appointment
Dec/12/2019 my appointment day
March/2020 lawyer verification
April/17/2020 verification completed
Sept/30/2020 submission of new A1, former A1 expired
December/7/2020 second Interview (reasons- marriage doubt)
Dec/14/2020 I got approval mail
Dec/19/2020 I collected my original documents nd my passport with VISA stamp on it
destination : Berlin Germany
Thanks to God Almighty.. the whole visa process was frustrating, but l thank God as I'm with my husband now. Yours is around the corner, you just have to be patient...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch!
Sorry i can't access my mail..

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Richard00000: 5:58pm On Jan 02
Sylviacool:

Send me a mail or Pm
tried don't know if it went through

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by oluwanbowa(m): 9:43pm On Jan 02
Akinwole007:
I replied your mail. Thanks
I did not get your mail

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