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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by lordally(m): 9:47pm On Jan 20
pppppppppppp:


Yeah, first degree is key but it'd be possible to get a good paying job as a developer in Nigeria if you are good enough.

I don't have a university degree. Dropped out of Unilorin when I was 18 ( 300L, Midway 2nd semester ). No, I didn't have terrible grades. my CGPA was 3.2 ( might have been better if I attended classes and read weeks prior to exams rather than just photocopying colleagues notes a week or 2 before examinations)

I am 22 now, I have a 400K ( post taxes) job in Nigeria ( 300K when I was 21 ).

It just depends on skillsets and learning. I had a pretty popular tech blog ( not Samsung and Tecno phone crap but real tech programming stuff)
and my GitHub was good enough.

You will be rejected, Sure thing. But use that as fuel to doing more and improving.

While I make enough as a developer and I am comfortable than most people in the country will ever be, I am pressing forward to conquer the world plus Nigeria is starting to be seriously unsafe for young successful people.

I just booked my flight to Berlin in the later part of this month.


BURST MY HEAD BRO!!!!
WHAT ASPECT OF DEVELOPMENT ARE YOU INTO
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by temitayoolu(m): 9:28am On Jan 23
Why is this place dry this morning ?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Triumphantglory: 1:10pm On Jan 23
temitayoolu:
Why is this place dry this morning ?

I was just wondering the same thing, lol
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by temitayoolu(m): 1:38pm On Jan 23
I was thinking if we can come up with a little Wiki about Work / Family reunion for newbies like @justwise did here https://www.nairaland.com/4566903/general-german-student-visa-enquiries#68567671

cc AnuStacy Sam8850


Triumphantglory:


I was just wondering the same thing, lol

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Sam8850: 3:31pm On Jan 23
temitayoolu:
I was thinking if we can come up with a little Wiki about Work / Family reunion for newbies like @justwise did here https://www.nairaland.com/4566903/general-german-student-visa-enquiries#68567671

cc AnuStacy Sam8850



That sounds great, we can possibly work on this.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by SSamuelo: 6:26pm On Jan 23
Are there job opportunities for medical doctors
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by sheyooo: 1:18pm On Jan 24
#success

temitayoolu:
Quick Question are you familiar with this #lagos-all If yes then let's dm else you are not who i'm thinking.

Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by buhashit: 11:42am On Jan 25
Quick question. I have an appointment for February 22nd, I just noticed my name has a character in the wrong position. Something like Center and Centre.

Will Mr. Palinus send me back? I have all required documents - employment contract, approval from the FEA, German health insurance.

Should I cancel the appointment and rebook? ��

This is crazy though. I got this appointment like early January but I was ill during that period and 2 friends were the ones helping to check for appointments. One of them was able to book an appointment but a little typo. I just got well back and I was looking through everything and found out a character was in a wrong position.

My employer has been informed my appointment is on the 22nd.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by temitayoolu(m): 1:44pm On Jan 25
Mail the embassy and explain the Typo. Be as descriptive as possibe

buhashit:
Quick question. I have an appointment for February 22nd, I just noticed my name has a character in the wrong position. Something like Center and Centre.

Will Mr. Palinus send me back? I have all required documents - employment contract, approval from the FEA, German health insurance.

Should I cancel the appointment and rebook? ��

This is crazy though. I got this appointment like early January but I was ill during that period and 2 friends were the ones helping to check for appointments. One of them was able to book an appointment but a little typo. I just got well back and I was looking through everything and found out a character was in a wrong position.

My employer has been informed my appointment is on the 22nd.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by therealclown: 4:31pm On Jan 25
temitayoolu:

Hi, Quick question as per housing. I plan on getting a temporary apartment first ( as per the relocation agency's advice ). Then a permanent apartment.

How did you do yours?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by temitayoolu(m): 11:45pm On Jan 25
You didn't tell us how your interview went sha. And please Come and give tips to others.


Let us contribute.

NRIAGUDUBEM:


Hello, wanted to know what kinda questions would be asked for the work permit VISA interview.
Also, I just hope you receive your VISA ASAP.
Am beginning to be sked about the duration for processing the VISA, cos I got interview next week
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by heybaby12(f): 12:55am On Jan 26
buhashit:
Quick question. I have an appointment for February 22nd, I just noticed my name has a character in the wrong position. Something like Center and Centre.

Will Mr. Palinus send me back? I have all required documents - employment contract, approval from the FEA, German health insurance.

Should I cancel the appointment and rebook? ��

This is crazy though. I got this appointment like early January but I was ill during that period and 2 friends were the ones helping to check for appointments. One of them was able to book an appointment but a little typo. I just got well back and I was looking through everything and found out a character was in a wrong position.

My employer has been informed my appointment is on the 22nd.
Mail them it's not a problem
My friend had same issue for student visa. They replied her mail that it was not a problem , she printed it and went with it. But there was no p
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by temitayoolu(m): 10:56am On Jan 26
Please read this first to understand the basic concepts. These applies to Berlin as I do not know about other states.

There is a bureaucracy here... You must have a Schufa, bank account, contract or payslips of three months before you can get a house.


Just read about the Anmeldung and most importantly get a house that allows you to do it. That way you can bypass the bureaucracy and have all your documents registered. If you have money use wunderflats. Else check the fb groups in the article.

https://marlonbernardes.github.io/awesome-berlin/en/
https://www.settle-in-berlin.com/find-a-flat-in-berlin-apartement/
https://www.sympat.me/renting-flat-berlin/
https://allaboutberlin.com/guides/find-a-flat-in-berlin

therealclown:


Hi, Quick question as per housing. I plan on getting a temporary apartment first ( as per the relocation agency's advice ). Then a permanent apartment.

How did you do yours?

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by therealclown: 11:54pm On Jan 26
temitayoolu:
Please read this first to understand the basic concepts. These applies to Berlin as I do not know about other states.

There is a bureaucracy here... You must have a Schufa, bank account, contract or payslips of three months before you can get a house.


Just read about the Anmeldung and most importantly get a house that allows you to do it. That way you can bypass the bureaucracy and have all your documents registered. If you have money use wunderflats. Else check the fb groups in the article.

https://marlonbernardes.github.io/awesome-berlin/en/
https://www.settle-in-berlin.com/find-a-flat-in-berlin-apartement/
https://www.sympat.me/renting-flat-berlin/
https://allaboutberlin.com/guides/find-a-flat-in-berlin


Should have mentioned wunderflats was the recommended website and I already do have 3 places I’m looking at. I just wanted to confirm if others did it this way. €1050 per month is a lot .


A schufa doesn’t sound hard to get . I already have a German bank account via TransferWise ( though N26 was recommended but I have had UK and a German account via TransferWise for a pretty long time now). I have a contract too but I hear house hunting is highly competitive.

Thanks man.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by temitayoolu(m): 2:11am On Jan 27
It's easier to get a German visa than it is to get a house in berlin.

Get a wg for 600 max and you can move into a flat after getting schufa and the rest.

therealclown:


Should have mentioned wunderflats was the recommended website and I already do have 3 places I’m looking at. I just wanted to confirm if others did it this way. €1050 per month is a lot .


A schufa doesn’t sound hard to get . I already have a German bank account via TransferWise ( though N26 was recommended but I have had UK and a German account via TransferWise for a pretty long time now). I have a contract too but I hear house hunting is highly competitive.

Thanks man.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ajereh01(m): 2:19pm On Jan 27
Thank you everyone that adviced me on what to do on my fiancé german visa ! Yes I have agreed that it's possible to marry in Germany from Nigeria!! Well my fiancé has summitted my documents to the registry in Meissen Germany, she gave them my birth certificate, bachelor certificate, the certificate of my fathers death and A1 certificate and my school certificate!! Now she said that the verification has started!! It's like a week now ! My question is please, will the agents call me before going to my hometown to visit my mom and siblings, Apart from my family, will they ask my uncles and village peoples ! Because apart from this platform, my uncles and my villagers doesn't know that I am getting married to a white ! Only my main family and they are strongly behind me 100percent!! And please after the verification which can take about 4 to 6months according to the words of my fiancé !! How long will I wait before I can apply for the German visa !! Help me but please no negativity! Just positive vibes !! Thank you
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Triumphantglory: 2:47pm On Jan 27
Ajereh01:
Thank you everyone that adviced me on what to do on my fiancé german visa ! Yes I have agreed that it's possible to marry in Germany from Nigeria!! Well my fiancé has summitted my documents to the registry in Meissen Germany, she gave them my birth certificate, bachelor certificate, the certificate of my fathers death and A1 certificate and my school certificate!! Now she said that the verification has started!! It's like a week now ! My question is please, will the agents call me before going to my hometown to visit my mom and siblings, Apart from my family, will they ask my uncles and village peoples ! Because apart from this platform, my uncles and my villagers doesn't know that I am getting married to a white ! Only my main family and they are strongly behind me 100percent!! And please after the verification which can take about 4 to 6months according to the words of my fiancé !! How long will I wait before I can apply for the German visa !! Help me but please no negativity! Just positive vibes !! Thank you

I still don't understand how you will conduct a legal marriage in Germany without physically being there but again what do I know. I'm not sure if the verification from the German court is the same as what is done when you apply for family reunion at the embassy. Though I suspect they are separate processes.


For family reunion visa however, the verification officer will contact you, as the verification process also includes verifying you. At least you'll know then that the process has started. I have no idea if your extended family will be interviewed but most times you'll be told to inform the persons to be interviewed. All of these takes a lot of time
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by Ajereh01(m): 3:42pm On Jan 27
Triumphantglory:


I still don't understand how you will conduct a legal marriage in Germany without physically being there but again what do I know. I'm not sure if the verification from the German court is the same as what is done when you apply for family reunion at the embassy. Though I suspect they are separate processes.


For family reunion visa however, the verification officer will contact you, as the verification process also includes verifying you. At least you'll know then that the process has started. I have no idea if your extended family will be interviewed but most times you'll be told to inform the persons to be interviewed. All of these takes a lot of time

Okay , My fiancé is a german and she has been to Nigeria 2017, But we didn't get married at once because we are understand more about each!! So now we have understand and know more about each other! She gave the registry my documents for verification, it's like you picking up a date for a wedding!! But according to the Germans, they said some of our documents are illegal, that's why they are conducting the verification process!! I just want to know more about it !!
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by therealclown: 7:39pm On Jan 27
NRIAGUDUBEM:


I got the appointment on the 14th of Jan

Hello, how did your appointment session go ?
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by buhashit: 10:12am On Jan 28
heybaby12:

Mail them it's not a problem
My friend had same issue for student visa. They replied her mail that it was not a problem , she printed it and went with it. But there was no p

Thanks a lot.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by NRIAGUDUBEM: 9:20am On Jan 31
therealclown:


Hello, how did your appointment session go ?

The appointment went well. She asked me similar questions which were already listed in this thread at some point
It was relatively straight forward questions.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 10:34am On Jan 31
NRIAGUDUBEM:


The appointment went well. She asked me similar questions which were already listed in this thread at some point
It was relatively straight forward questions.
Same here

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by temitayoolu(m): 12:16pm On Jan 31
I think it would be really helpful if you spend some time to post some questions or some info for newbies so at least they also can benefit. cc @ NRIAGUDUBEM also.

I'm not trying to force you but it feels great after learning a lot from this group you also give back in any little way you can. Post in forum so others can learn


Danke Schön.
jacob05:

Same here
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by NRIAGUDUBEM: 12:23pm On Jan 31
temitayoolu:
Please read this first to understand the basic concepts. These applies to Berlin as I do not know about other states.

There is a bureaucracy here... You must have a Schufa, bank account, contract or payslips of three months before you can get a house.


Just read about the Anmeldung and most importantly get a house that allows you to do it. That way you can bypass the bureaucracy and have all your documents registered. If you have money use wunderflats. Else check the fb groups in the article.

https://marlonbernardes.github.io/awesome-berlin/en/
https://www.settle-in-berlin.com/find-a-flat-in-berlin-apartement/
https://www.sympat.me/renting-flat-berlin/
https://allaboutberlin.com/guides/find-a-flat-in-berlin


Hello temitayoolu,

Would like to know how long it took you to get your residence permit

Thank you!
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by temitayoolu(m): 12:24pm On Jan 31
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 11:33pm On Jan 31
MY TRANSCRIPT
============

[Sorry in advance for blunders... First time giving a long account of my day smiley ]



Couldn't sleep because of the interview happening the next day. I mostly sleep late and wake up around 9-10am but now that my interview is 7 am I just can't configure myself to sleep early enough. I had arranged my documents into two folders labeled *Main Docs* and *Sup Docs*. The Main Doc folder contains all the required documents as listed on the main site while Sup Docs contains some additional documents for backup. Watched Frye on Netflix and while trying to get as much information about Germany in my head as possible (which later was not even asked!!!). Finally slept at around 1:30 am and told Siri to wake me up at 4:30 am.

4:30 am, the alarm woke me up and immediately pressed the snooze button and went into a mild sleep mode. (the alarm would trigger again in the next 9mins).
4:39 am, pushed the snooze button again but this time couldn't sleep. I checked google map and the estimate to the embassy is 20mins.
Ordered for Uber around 4:50 while I take my bath. The Uber driver arrived at around 5:02.

Got to the German Embassy at around 5:45 only to be told by a rather cool guy preparing to put on his uniform that to avoid being harassed by the police/security dudes that I should wait at the car park and come 30mins to my interview (6:30 am). It was a rainy morning and I did not know where the car park is. had to temporarily wait at the American Embassy's visa waiting area for a couple of minutes before sighting the car pack.

6:30 - The wait is over!!! I matched to the German embassy and met some dude ironing, a security man in uniform and one stern looking man in yellow and black trouser gisting. (In my mind I was like "could this be Paulinus?" he seems friendly - gisting and throwing banter - I was wrong!!!).
I was the first person there and I was told to bring out my appointment mail printout and my international passport which I did and was directed to the stern looking man! It was Mr Paulinus!

Mr Paulinus: Remove all your documents from the folder
Me: I have another folder which is for Supplementary Doc...
Mr Paulinus: STOP QUESTIONING ME!!! I DID NOT ASK YOU ABOUT ANY SUPPLEMENTARY DOC OR ANYTHING ... REMOVE ALL YOUR DOCUMENTS
[Hits his palm hard on the bench in front of him signifying where I should put it ]
Mr Paulinus: I'm not ready for all these nonsense this morning
Me: Ohh. Oh.. Ok.
I removed all the documents in both folders and placed them on the chair close to the bench
Mr Paulinus: WHERE IS YOUR APPLICATION FORM!
I searched the printouts and brought out the two application forms.
Me: Here
Mr Paulinus: IS THIS YOUR APPLICATION FORM!!! I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR ALL THESE... IT SEEMS YOU'RE NOT READY... SECURITY, CALL THE NEXT PERSON.
Me: Please sir, this is it... ---- showing him the forms which clearly states Application form
Security Man: Come here, just listen
I went back and the security man.. Bless the security man. he told me to be calm and just wait ... very nice man
While I waited, I watched him attend to 3 other people. He was much more tolerant of their mistakes and I was wondering if my village people were up early.
The process is just to separate the docs into original and photocopies following Commander Paulinus's ORDER. You'll likely be standing in front of 3 chairs - one chair for original the other two for the photocopies. you're to place each file one by one as announced by Commander Paulinus.

Mr Paulinus: HEY, COME HERE. HOPE YOU'LL LISTEN THIS TIME! OR ELSE I"LL SEND YOU BACK AND WON'T ATTEND TO YOU AGAIN!
Me: oo ook.
Mr Paulinus: Your Application forms
I presented him the exact documents I presented earlier.
He removed the staple pins on the forms and pinned them again by the side and placed the application forms each face down on the two chairs for the photocopied files.
Mr Paulinus: Your international passport data page
Me: (quickly reached for the file)
Mr Paulinus: DON'T BE TOO EXCITED!!! CALM DOWN!!!
Me: (I'm like what's wrong with this man!! let me be great jare!!! I looked back and the security man was just giving me eye to be cool)
Me - [I placed each on the two chairs]
He went to the other two people waiting for his instruction, called the next file and heads towards me
Mr Paulinus: declarations according to Section 54 Paragraph 2 Nr. 8 of the German Alien's Law
Me: [I placed each on the two chairs]
He went to others and came back
Mr Paulinus: I think you heard me well when I was telling the others about how to arrange your school certificate ... From lowest to the highest... Primary ... Secondary... University
Me: Ok
[I placed each of the school certificates on the two chairs following the lowest to the highest other and placed the originals on the third chair]
Mr Paulinus: Your NYSC certificate
I never knew he'd ask for NYSC certificate because it was not on the checklist but I brought it as part of the supplementary documents and I thought I had copies of it but did not!!!! I felt dumb searching for photocopies of it which I could not find.
He came back.
Me: I don't have it.
Mr Paulinus: I thought I saw it [pointing to my files]
Me. Yee..eee.. aaa.. I don't have the photocopies
He gave me a wild look then
Mr Paulinus: Work experience letters
Me: [I placed my current employment work contract on the chair for original and the copies on the other chairs]
Mr Paulinus: Birth Certificate and Age declaration
Here... I was like WTF, I don't have the Age declaration letter... I only had the little registration of birth slip from the local government. I swiftly placed the small slip original and the photocopies on the chairs. Thankfully he did not check if I had the Age declaration letter (I called the embassy earlier and I was told it's fine but I've been hearing conflicting info online about it)
Mr Paulinus: Biographically old document, don't place the original there because it can easily get lost
Me: [I placed the copies of my voter registration card on the chairs]
Mr Paulinus: Are you going to use only one thing for the Biographically old document?
I had made copies of two other cards I thought I can substitute for my voter card if it got rejected. I placed each of the copies on the chairs
Mr Paulinus: Approval from Employment Agency
Me: [I placed the copies on the chairs]
Mr Paulinus: Work Contract
Me: [I placed the copies on the chairs]

He opened a page in the Application form and placed other copies in it then clipped it and did the same for the other duplicate application form and duplicate copies. He clipped the original documents too and placed them in one of the folders I brought and clipped it too. He then ushered me in!

I did not take my phone to the embassy and only had my watch on. I removed the watch and placed my documents in the provided tray and passed through the metal detector after which I was given a body search. I was given a key to the locker where my watch was placed and signed-in on a file that contains all the people scheduled for the day.

I was then told to sit at the waiting area while I watch a lady applying for student visa speak with the lady at the counter. I thought we’re going to be interviewed by a German but I was wrong. It was a calm looking Nigerian lady I saw. When she was done with the lady applying for student visa she left the counter and went to the main building. Took like 10mins before coming back and signaling that she is available on the digital screen. I was told security guys that it’s my turn!

The lady asked for my original documents. I gave her the clipped folder for the originals and she told me to remove the originals from the folder. I gave her the documents and waited while she checked the documents…. She saw where I work and smiled then asked jokingly why everyone is leaving my current employer and asked if I know someone named XXXXX... I just murmured through.. I was nervous after Mr Paulius’s wahala. She asked if my contract is fixed or unlimited. She requested for the other copies and checked them for completeness.

LADY: Let’s begin the interview
LADY: When did you graduate from school
ME: Oammm .. Oammh.. 20…. hmmmmmm.. Can I please check from my docs I can’t seem to remember
LADY: simple question, those that graduated in the 90s sef remember (it’s funny/amazing how friendly she was able to say this without making me feel worried.)
LADY: I’ll ask you later, let’s continue to the next question
LADY: Do you speak German
LADY: Do you have relatives in Germany
LADY: How did you come to know about the job
LADY: How many hours of work
ME: Told her
LADY: I mean, per day
ME: hmmmm.. told her
LADY: What will be your salary
LADY: What’s the **** for the job [I did not hear the part well.. ]
I started to explain the recruitment process but she stopped me and asked what are the skills needed for the job and I told her
LADY: Were you working before your current employment
LADY: How and where did you gain the skill required for the Job
LADY: Why Germany instead of Nigeria
LADY: What’s your plan afterward

She request for the visa fee, took my fingerprints and gave me a receipt and told me that would be all.
As I was about turning around to leave, I remember there’s a question I still haven’t answered. I reminded her and she asked if I have an answer I murmured and she reached for my document where she checked my graduation year and told me. Very Nice Lady!!!!

Went back to the metal detector guys ( and a lady) collected my things... had to tip them 1k.

THE END.

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by dany5(f): 7:42am On Feb 01
Hahahha,interesting.I had same issue with Mr Paulinus but thank God after every.I heard he is a nice person but just does that to prevent people from taking him for granted.
jacob05:
MY TRANSCRIPT
============

[Sorry in advance for blunders... First time giving a long account of my day smiley ]



Couldn't sleep because of the interview happening the next day. I mostly sleep late and wake up around 9-10am but now that my interview is 7 am I just can't configure myself to sleep early enough. I had arranged my documents into two folders labeled *Main Docs* and *Sup Docs*. The Main Doc folder contains all the required documents as listed on the main site while Sup Docs contains some additional documents for backup. Watched Frye on Netflix and while trying to get as much information about Germany in my head as possible (which later was not even asked!!!). Finally slept at around 1:30 am and told Siri to wake me up at 4:30 am.

4:30 am, the alarm woke me up and immediately pressed the snooze button and went into a mild sleep mode. (the alarm would trigger again in the next 9mins).
4:39 am, pushed the snooze button again but this time couldn't sleep. I checked google map and the estimate to the embassy is 20mins.
Ordered for Uber around 4:50 while I take my bath. The Uber driver arrived at around 5:02.

Got to the German Embassy at around 5:45 only to be told by a rather cool guy preparing to put on his uniform that to avoid being harassed by the police/security dudes that I should wait at the car park and come 30mins to my interview (6:30 am). It was a rainy morning and I did not know where the car park is. had to temporarily wait at the American Embassy's visa waiting area for a couple of minutes before sighting the car pack.

6:30 - The wait is over!!! I matched to the German embassy and met some dude ironing, a security man in uniform and one stern looking man in yellow and black trouser gisting. (In my mind I was like "could this be Paulinus?" he seems friendly - gisting and throwing banter - I was wrong!!!).
I was the first person there and I was told to bring out my appointment mail printout and my international passport which I did and was directed to the stern looking man! It was Mr Paulinus!

Mr Paulinus: Remove all your documents from the folder
Me: I have another folder which is for Supplementary Doc...
Mr Paulinus: STOP QUESTIONING ME!!! I DID NOT ASK YOU ABOUT ANY SUPPLEMENTARY DOC OR ANYTHING ... REMOVE ALL YOUR DOCUMENTS
[Hits his palm hard on the bench in front of him signifying where I should put it ]
Mr Paulinus: I'm not ready for all these nonsense this morning
Me: Ohh. Oh.. Ok.
I removed all the documents in both folders and placed them on the chair close to the bench
Mr Paulinus: WHERE IS YOUR APPLICATION FORM!
I searched the printouts and brought out the two application forms.
Me: Here
Mr Paulinus: IS THIS YOUR APPLICATION FORM!!! I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR ALL THESE... IT SEEMS YOU'RE NOT READY... SECURITY, CALL THE NEXT PERSON.
Me: Please sir, this is it... ---- showing him the forms which clearly states Application form
Security Man: Come here, just listen
I went back and the security man.. Bless the security man. he told me to be calm and just wait ... very nice man
While I waited, I watched him attend to 3 other people. He was much more tolerant of their mistakes and I was wondering if my village people were up early.
The process is just to separate the docs into original and photocopies following Commander Paulinus's ORDER. You'll likely be standing in front of 3 chairs - one chair for original the other two for the photocopies. you're to place each file one by one as announced by Commander Paulinus.

Mr Paulinus: HEY, COME HERE. HOPE YOU'LL LISTEN THIS TIME! OR ELSE I"LL SEND YOU BACK AND WON'T ATTEND TO YOU AGAIN!
Me: oo ook.
Mr Paulinus: Your Application forms
I presented him the exact documents I presented earlier.
He removed the staple pins on the forms and pinned them again by the side and placed the application forms each face down on the two chairs for the photocopied files.
Mr Paulinus: Your international passport data page
Me: (quickly reached for the file)
Mr Paulinus: DON'T BE TOO EXCITED!!! CALM DOWN!!!
Me: (I'm like what's wrong with this man!! let me be great jare!!! I looked back and the security man was just giving me eye to be cool)
Me - [I placed each on the two chairs]
He went to the other two people waiting for his instruction, called the next file and heads towards me
Mr Paulinus: declarations according to Section 54 Paragraph 2 Nr. 8 of the German Alien's Law
Me: [I placed each on the two chairs]
He went to others and came back
Mr Paulinus: I think you heard me well when I was telling the others about how to arrange your school certificate ... From lowest to the highest... Primary ... Secondary... University
Me: Ok
[I placed each of the school certificates on the two chairs following the lowest to the highest other and placed the originals on the third chair]
Mr Paulinus: Your NYSC certificate
I never knew he'd ask for NYSC certificate because it was not on the checklist but I brought it as part of the supplementary documents and I thought I had copies of it but did not!!!! I felt dumb searching for photocopies of it which I could not find.
He came back.
Me: I don't have it.
Mr Paulinus: I thought I saw it [pointing to my files]
Me. Yee..eee.. aaa.. I don't have the photocopies
He gave me a wild look then
Mr Paulinus: Work experience letters
Me: [I placed my current employment work contract on the chair for original and the copies on the other chairs]
Mr Paulinus: Birth Certificate and Age declaration
Here... I was like WTF, I don't have the Age declaration letter... I only had the little registration of birth slip from the local government. I swiftly placed the small slip original and the photocopies on the chairs. Thankfully he did not check if I had the Age declaration letter (I called the embassy earlier and I was told it's fine but I've been hearing conflicting info online about it)
Mr Paulinus: Biographically old document, don't place the original there because it can easily get lost
Me: [I placed the copies of my voter registration card on the chairs]
Mr Paulinus: Are you going to use only one thing for the Biographically old document?
I had made copies of two other cards I thought I can substitute for my voter card if it got rejected. I placed each of the copies on the chairs
Mr Paulinus: Approval from Employment Agency
Me: [I placed the copies on the chairs]
Mr Paulinus: Work Contract
Me: [I placed the copies on the chairs]

He opened a page in the Application form and placed other copies in it then clipped it and did the same for the other duplicate application form and duplicate copies. He clipped the original documents too and placed them in one of the folders I brought and clipped it too. He then ushered me in!

I did not take my phone to the embassy and only had my watch on. I removed the watch and placed my documents in the provided tray and passed through the metal detector after which I was given a body search. I was given a key to the locker where my watch was placed and signed-in on a file that contains all the people scheduled for the day.

I was then told to sit at the waiting area while I watch a lady applying for student visa speak with the lady at the counter. I thought we’re going to be interviewed by a German but I was wrong. It was a calm looking Nigerian lady I saw. When she was done with the lady applying for student visa she left the counter and went to the main building. Took like 10mins before coming back and signaling that she is available on the digital screen. I was told security guys that it’s my turn!

The lady asked for my original documents. I gave her the clipped folder for the originals and she told me to remove the originals from the folder. I gave her the documents and waited while she checked the documents…. She saw where I work and smiled then asked jokingly why everyone is leaving my current employer and asked if I know someone named XXXXX... I just murmured through.. I was nervous after Mr Paulius’s wahala. She asked if my contract is fixed or unlimited. She requested for the other copies and checked them for completeness.

LADY: Let’s begin the interview
LADY: When did you graduate from school
ME: Oammm .. Oammh.. 20…. hmmmmmm.. Can I please check from my docs I can’t seem to remember
LADY: simple question, those that graduated in the 90s sef remember (it’s funny/amazing how friendly she was able to say this without making me feel worried.)
LADY: I’ll ask you later, let’s continue to the next question
LADY: Do you speak German
LADY: Do you have relatives in Germany
LADY: How did you come to know about the job
LADY: How many hours of work
ME: Told her
LADY: I mean, per day
ME: hmmmm.. told her
LADY: What will be your salary
LADY: What’s the **** for the job [I did not hear the part well.. ]
I started to explain the recruitment process but she stopped me and asked what are the skills needed for the job and I told her
LADY: Were you working before your current employment
LADY: How and where did you gain the skill required for the Job
LADY: Why Germany instead of Nigeria
LADY: What’s your plan afterward

She request for the visa fee, took my fingerprints and gave me a receipt and told me that would be all.
As I was about turning around to leave, I remember there’s a question I still haven’t answered. I reminded her and she asked if I have an answer I murmured and she reached for my document where she checked my graduation year and told me. Very Nice Lady!!!!

Went back to the metal detector guys ( and a lady) collected my things... had to tip them 1k.

THE END.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by jacob05(m): 9:43am On Feb 01
Got a mail from the embassy to forward travel health insurance for six months starting at my intended travel date.
Where can I get a cheap one ooo... (pocket don dry)
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by temitayoolu(m): 10:05am On Feb 01
jacob05:
Got a mail from the embassy to forward travel health insurance for six months starting at my intended travel date.
Where can I get a cheap one ooo... (pocket don dry)

Try Mansard. And make pocket no dry oh. You go need money to settle down here at least. Your company relocation package would maybe be paid after your first salary so carry some small money with you. Nice write up about the interview. I go write mine too.

@sam8850 you ever gotten a travel insurance here in Nigeria ?

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Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by dany5(f): 11:20am On Feb 01
Hi ?
temitayoolu:
I just got to Berlin on a work Visa so applying for my blue card soon. My wife has done her verification and hopefully she joins me soon.
Re: General German Work And Family Re-union Visa Enquiries by temitayoolu(m): 2:10pm On Feb 01
She has not gotten any email. Fingers crossed.


dany5:
Hi hi when was your wife's interview?has she received the verification completed mail?

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