Greetings to you, i have a friend who's an asylum seeker in Albania  and his girlfriend is from Germany , they are now married in Albania because the German girlfriend went to him in Albania and they got married there in Albania. Now the girlfriend is pregnant carrying the guy's baby in her stomach, I want to ask if the guy can apply for a family reunion visa to Germany even though he's still asylum seeker and not yet refugee. And he has used fake passport to apply for schengen visa before and the visa was denied when he was in his country. Kindly give him the right advice please, thank you
asked Nov 17 in Asylum proceedings by Sunkky09

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Dear @Sunkky09,

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

I never came across a similar case but I assume that the family reunification procedure is not necesssarily dependant on your friend's status in Albania. However, as soon as he leaves the country his asylum procedure most probably will be cancelled (I am not familiar with Albanian asylum regulations/procedures though).

Your friend needs to apply for a family reunification visa at the German Embassy in Tirana and prove basic German language skills (A1) as well as submit (among other documents) a valid national passport.

I can not estimate the actual consequences of his try to apply for a Schengen visa with a fake passport. I can imagine that this incident is registered in a data base and that subsequently his documents will be at least double checked. Did he receive a letter explaining some more details about the visa rejection back then?

Furthermore, I can imagine that the authorities will assess carefully whether the marriage is a serious partnership and not a fake marriage either.

I will link my dear colleaue @mbeon-fardeen here to add some more information or to correct me if needed.

In any case, please don't hesitate to get back to us with any further questions.

All the best,


answered Nov 19 by Meike
Yes he got letter from the embassy when his visa was refused but the visa was refused normally like some other applicants. The message he got when his visa was refused that time was "Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable."
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