In accordance with the list of requirements and the correct processing of documents, the German Embassy issues a national visa that entitles the applicant to reside in the country on a permanent basis. Briefly, the applicants have to:
1. Get enough family income for a life acceptable by local standards.
2. Rent or own an acceptable size accommodation.
3. Learn German at a minimum level. This does not apply to children under the age of 16, for whom formal knowledge of the language is not required, while teenagers between 16 and 18 years of age, on the contrary, are required to master German at an advanced level in order to continue their studies here.
The next stage is the granting of a residence permit in Germany through family reunification. After 3 years of law-abiding life in Germany, a socially adjusted resettler will obtain a permanent residence permit in Germany.
The status of the receiving family member in Germany may vary:
- a citizen;
- alien holding a residence permit;
- EU Blue Card holder - Blaue Karte in German;
- political refugee.