Family reunion

Processing time: several months

Required documents:

please submit 3 sets of copies and note that
all copies of your documents have to be
- In DIN A4 size
- Complete and readable
- Not stapled

Additional instructions:

application form - long-term visas [pdf, 621.91k]

For applications at the Embassy please provide three application forms.

For applications at the Consulate please submit two application forms

- Completely and truly filled out by typewriter
or computer
- Of each person applying
- Signed by the applicant (for minors under
18 years, signed by the parent or guardian)
- Minimum age for applications as a
spouse is 18 years

Three passport photos

- Per applicant and
- Of your spouse/family member in Germany
- Not older than 3 months with white background
- No computer print-outs accepted

information on photos [pdf, 550.79k]

Valid Pakistani passport

- Copies of pages 0-3
- Copies of all pages with stamps and

Copies of former passports (if any)

- Copies of pages 0-3
- Copies of all pages with stamps and

Passport copies of your spouse / family member

- Copies of pages 0-3
- Copies of all pages with stamps and


- All residence permits/visa

Applicant's declaration

declaration (English/Urdu) for family reunion/study visa [pdf, 111.36k]

Security questionnaire

Declaration § 54 II AufenthG [vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document, 14.46k]
Copy of spouse's / family member's residence permit, if applicable
- E.g. "Aufenthaltserlaubnis" or "Niederlassungserlaubnis"

Original NADRA computerized birth certificate

- of all applicants and spouse/family member in Germany (if applicable)

- in Urdu with English or German translation

Original Nikah Nama

- in Urdu with English or German translation

Original NADRA computerized marriage certificate
- in English

Family Registration Certifcate (FRC)

     - with parents and 


       & if applicable:

     - with spouse and 


- highlighting the family tree structure of the applicant
- with an English or German translation

Proof of previous marriage - if any (for both spouses)

- Original NADRA divorce certificate
- Original NADRA death certificate
- Originals in Urdu with English or German translations

Certificate of residency in Germany ("Melde-bescheinigung") of your spouse/family mem-ber

- Issued not longer than 6 months back

BAMF deed, if applicable
- positive notice regarding award of refugee status issued by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, BAMF).

Proof of sufficient basic knowledge of the German language

proof not required by:

- applicants whose spouse is an acknowledged asylum seeker or refugees according to the Geneva Convention for Refugees if the marriage already existed at the time when he or she established their main ordinary residence outside Pakistan

- applicants whose spouse is a Blue Card holder

- applicants who apply for family reunion with their spouse who is a citizen of a EU member state other than Germany

- applicants who apply for family reunion with their German child

- proof (in original and three copies) of your language abilities according to the standards of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE).

In Pakistan, such exams can only be taken at the Goethe-Institut (GI). However, you are free to decide how and where to prepare for these exams.

Where to learn German in Pakistan ?

The A1 language certificate by the Goethe-Institut is sufficient.

For applicants at the Embassy only: Please provide a copy of the appointment confirmation e-mail

- including the provided booking code (e.g. "isla_588207")

Travel health insurance for 90 days
- the insurance will be requested upon visa issuance

Visa fees (to pay in Rupees)

- Adults: 75 Euro

- Children between 0 and 17 years: 37,50 Euro

If you intend to join a German or EU national, no visa fee will be charged.

In order to apply for a visa to get married in Germany and subsequent permanent settlement you have to submit all the document mentioned above (including the A1 language certificate). Instead of the marriage certificate the following document have to be handed in:

  • Confirmation by the German marriage office (Standesamt) concerning the wedding date,
  • Travel health insurance,
  • Affidavit of support / formal obligation (please refer to the competent Aliens Authority).

Family reunion

Pakistani family on a motorbike

All copies of your application have to be:

- in Din A4 size
- complete
- readable
- not (!) stapled

For applications at the Embassy please provide three copies of all documents.
For applications at the Consulate please submit two copies of all documents.

Important !

Further documents may be required depending on the specific circumstances of your case.

A precheck of the above mentioned documents will be done by our authorised local staff at the visa counter. In case of previous applications either for visa, passport or for legalisation of documents, please mention the relevant file number in order to avoid delays. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.

Document verification

PLEASE NOTE: All Pakistani and Afghani documents have to be subjected to a document verification process, which will take up to 4 months. The fee for the verification of PKR 30,000 has to be paid to the Embassy in cash (if Afghani documents are submitted as well, PKR 60,000). Please bring the exact amount of money, preferably in 5,000 Rs. notes. If your documents have already been verified by the Embassy, please mention the respective file number.

Required documents

Pakistani family on a motorbike

Here you can download the list of required documents for family reunion visas.


Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we can not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.