Hello team,
I **** forward to ask if german language certificate is mandatory for someone who is joining  family through family  reunification to Germany. Family is living in Germany under asylum protection .
asked Nov 12, 2020 in Other Questions by Malcolm | 281 views

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Dear @Malcolm,

Welcome back to the Wefugees Community and thank you for your question.

If someone with a residence permit according to par. 25 (2) of the German Residence Act (refugee according to the Geneva Refugee Convention or someone with Subsidiary Protection) is applying for family reunification, the family mebers usually don't need to prove German language skills. The BAMF published a brochure providing a good overview who under which circumstances is actually in need to prove German skills and other useful information (in various langauages).

I hope this helps and all the best,


answered Nov 13, 2020 by Meike
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