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Hello there, I am from Malaysia and i have been married for 5 years to a German man and he has lived here for 5 years as well. My question is, does he need any income for me to apply for a family reunion visa to stay in Germany?  May appreciate the answer. Thank you:)
asked Nov 14, 2020 in Other Questions by Rafidah Lerche

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Dear Rafidah Lerche,

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

Section 28 of the German Residence Act is regulating the "Subsequent immigration of dependants to join a German national". 

Sentence 1 No 1 is referring to a spouse of a German. The section 28 further says:

[...]In derogation from section 5 (1), no. 1, it is to be granted as a general rule in the cases covered by sentence 1 no. 1. 

For your information: The here mentioned section 5 (1), no. 1 of the Residence Act is stating that the livelihood (of the family) must be secured in order to reunify. The above copied sentence thus means, that for a reunification with a German citizen, the embassy/immigration office usually don't requires the ability to cover all living costs or a sufficient income.

Please keep in mind that they nevertheless most probably ask for very basic German skills (A1).

I hope this helps and please don't hesitate to get back to us with any further questions.

All the best,


answered Nov 14, 2020 by Meike
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