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Why apply for a Germany Dependent Visa?

  • Get to stay with your family in Germany
  • Live and work in Germany without any restrictions
  • Explore the world-class educational facilities in the country
  • Apply for a permanent residence permit
  • Enjoy healthcare benefits in Germany

Germany offers many dependent visas to let the residents bring their families to Germany. While citizens of non-EU countries can join their families under a Family Reunion Visa, you may not require a visa if you have an EU blue card or if one of your family members is a research scientist or highly qualified worker in Germany. Y-Axis is dedicated to assisting you with your visa application process to ensure a smooth migration and reunification with your family in Germany.


Benefits of Germany Dependent Visa

  • Enables the dependents to live, work and study
  • Enjoy  exceptional medical facilities
  • Access excellent education in the country
  • Explore the wealth of vocational opportunities
  • Enjoy various social benefits, including child support and parental leave


Eligibility Criteria for Germany Dependent Visa

You or your family would be eligible for a Germany Dependent Visa or a Family Reunion Visa only if:

  • You or your family are residents of a non-EU country
  • You, as a sponsor, have a long term residence-permit in the EU, or you possess an EU blue card
  • Your dependent family member is at least 18 years of age
  • You and your dependent have a basic knowledge of the German language
  • You, as a sponsor, are capable of supporting your dependent financially
  • Your dependent child is below 18 years
  • You have enough health insurance to support yourself and your family


Required documents for Germany Dependent Visa

  • Valid passports of the applicants having a validity of at least 3 months beyond the intended period of stay
  • Duly filled and signed application forms
  • Recent photographs conforming to the ICAO standards
  • Health insurance details that would be applicable in every territory of Germany
  • Travel booking details
  • Financial details showing that you, as a sponsor, can support your family financially
  • An invitation letter from your sponsor confirming your accommodation details
  • Documents to prove your relation with your sponsor (birth certificates, marriage certificates, wedding affidavits and photographs)
  • Proof of nationality and citizenship in Germany
  • Documents to prove custodian rights in case of sponsoring a child


Steps to apply for a Germany Dependent Visa

  • Step 1: Check the eligibility criteria for the type of  visa you’re applying
  • Step 2: Gather the required documents as suggested
  • Step 3: Fill out the online application form
  • Step 4: Schedule an appointment to the nearest Embassy or Consulate
  • Step 5: Pay the visa application fee
  • Step 6: Attend the Visa application interview on the scheduled date, where you'll be asked about your background and intention to visit
  • Step 7: Once the visa gets approved, join your family in Germany


German Family Reunion Visa Processing Time

The processing time for a dependent Visa generally depends on the workload of the embassy and your appointment date. The standard processing time and cost are mentioned below:

Type of Visa

Processing time


Family Reunion Visa for Adults

10-12 weeks


Family Reunion Visa for Children

12 weeks



How can Y-Axis help you?

Reuniting with your family in Germany should be a smooth affair, and Y-Axis is here to ensure you a hassle-free and successful visa application process. Our visa and immigration experts will assist you in every step of your visa application journey and help you rejoin your German family as soon as possible. Y-Axis can help you with the following:

  • Choose the correct type of visa according to your needs and preferences
  • Collect the required set of documents
  • Fill up visa application forms
  • Get you updates and follow-ups
  • Preparing for your visa application interview



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