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Hello,

Is there any change in family reunion? One person in my city told me that recently it has been changed. My family have to wait more time then before, (waiting time increased by Germany!?) to come to Germany.

My family applied for visa in Bangladesh. It's already more than two months but no updates.

What's the full procedure for family reunion?

I asked to Ausländerbehorde, but they said they have nothing to do!

What should I do then?
asked Nov 13, 2016 in Legal advice by MoniLink
Well the restriction only applies if you have been granted "subsidiären Schutz" (subsidiary protection) and after 16 March 2016. But if you have been granted normal refugee protection (which I think is the case as you have been granted permission to stay for 3 years not only 1 year) this restriction does not apply for you.
Hello dear Marcel!

Thanks so much!

They wrote in my documents that I can bring my family and I got positive according to para 25 Abs. 1

And Ausländerbehorde said: I must have to apply within three months after getting Anerkennung. Of course I did it within one month!

Please cross your fingers for me. Wish you a nice time!



ok if " para. 25 Abs. 1": then the restriction does not apply to you.

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Well the restriction you mention only applies if you have been granted "subsidiären Schutz" (subsidiary protection) and after 16 March 2016. (In this case your relatives would not be allowed to apply for Family reunion until 16 March 2018). But if you have been granted normal refugee protection (which I think is the case as you have been granted permission to stay for 3 years not only 1 year) this restriction does not apply for you.

Procedure:

Procedure of several months is normal for applying for a visa for Family reunion. The next step will be that your relatives should receive a date for an appointment at the German embassy/consulate in Bangladesh . The German embassy/consulate is in charge. Any questions regarding the time-frame of the application should be adressed to embassy/consulate in Bangladesh.

However, your relatives will also be asked to provide documents of you (in copy).
The Ausländerbehörde here in charge of you will be in contact with the embassy / consulate in Bangladesh but is not allowed to communicate with you directly.

Once your relatives have received a visa from the German embassy/consulate in Bangladesh they must apply for a permission to stay at your Ausländerbehörde within the time-frame that the visa is valid for.

Pls feel free to ask if anything is unclear.
answered Nov 15, 2016 by Marcel
Hello Mr Marcel, thanks so much for the details!

My Family already face the embassy. They applied for visa and embassy is checking now my address details in Bangladesh. They said it will take minimum three months to check.

Should I ask here in my Ausländerbehorde if they've any update? I want to minimize the time maybe 10-15 days even. Because sometimes Ausländerbehorde give letters very slowly. If they have any file from BD and need to verify me ... I can go directly with my documents to Ausländerbehorde. I am thinking to go to Ausländerbehorde end of this month as that time it will be around 3 months after applying for visa.

Would it be okay?

Again thanks a lot!!!
you can try but as I said normally the Ausländerbehörde is not allowed to inform you about the process...
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