living in germany
Citizens of a Member State of the European Union do not need a visa to enter Germany. As a general rule, foreigners from other countries must apply for a visa.
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Citizens of certain States can visit Germany for a period of up to 90 days without the need for a visa. In the consular or diplomatic representations of Germany abroad or on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany www.diplo.de you can check whether the country of which you are a national is one of those States.
VISA application process
You must apply for the visa in your country of origin, at the competent German consular office in the territory in which you reside. We recommend that you be informed in advance about the documents you need and the special circumstances to take into consideration. You will find the necessary information about the visa application process on the website of the consulate or the competent embassy. On the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany (auswartiges Amt.) Www.diplo.de offers a list of diplomatic and consular missions of Germany abroad, with their addresses and telephone numbers. There you will also find information about the requirements to enter Germany and the applicable regulations to apply for a visa. In general, the fee for obtaining a visa is 60 euros per person.
German representations abroad require two to ten working days, on average, to decide on a visa application for a short stay of up to 90 days. During the holiday period the processing time may be longer. If you wish to apply for a visa for a longer stay, you must take into account that the processing time is several months. To avoid long waiting times, many German consular offices abroad offer the possibility to arrange an appointment to deliver the visa application
As a general rule, if you wish to work in Germany, you must apply for a visa. Citizens of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland are exempt from doing so. Citizens of Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, Republic of Korea, New Zealand and the United States of America can also apply for the necessary residence title after their entry into Germany at the competent foreign office. In this regard it should be taken into account that you can only start working on the activity planned after obtaining the title of residence.
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Information about spouse reunification
Foreign spouses who do not have the nationality of a Member State of the European Union and are not married to a European Union national and wish to remain in Germany with their spouse resident in Germany, must prove before traveling that they possess, at least, Basic knowledge of German, This accreditation of knowledge of the language will be required when applying for your visa, regardless of whether the spouse residing in Germany has the German nationality. The German knowledge is important to facilitate that the arriving spouse can participate in the social life in Germany from the beginning.
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To know what exactly basic knowledge of the language means, consult the brochure "Nochweis einfacher Deutschkenntnisse beim Ehegattennachzug aus dem Ausland" (Accreditation of basic knowledge of German in case of reunification of a spouse from abroad), which can be downloaded or requested on the webpage of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees www.bamf.de/publikationen
There are some exceptions, among others:
if the foreign spouse resident in Germany is a highly qualified worker or researcher and the marriage already exists before his arrival in Germany.
If the spouse resident in Germany owns a Blue Card EU
if the spouse resident in Germany is allowed to enter and stay in the federal territory without the need for a visa, even for an extended stay
when it is clear that the need for integration is low (usually, if the arriving spouse has a university degree)
For those people who can not learn German due to an illness or physical, mental or mental disability.
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LIVING IN GERMANY
ENTER IN GERMANY
Demands on immigration matters.
About the regulation of conyge
German for professional purposes
INFORMATION AND ORIENTATION
Advice for adults
Advice for immigrant youth
Special programs and individualized advice
Attention to the citizen, federal immigration office
Internet as a source of information
RESIDENCE AND NATURALIZATION
Office for people belonging to the European Union
Office for people not coming from the European Union
Right of residence
Types of residence
WORK AND PROFESSION
Homologation of titles
Professional orientation, employment placement
Continuing professional training
Creation of a company and work on its own.
Housing LIVING PLACE
State aid social housing
Rentals and lease law
CHILDREN AND FAMILY
Pregnancy and protection of motherhood
Subsidy for childcare
Family benefit for dependent child
Options for child care
Dispute and crisis family violence
SCHOOL, PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND UNIVERSITY STUDIES
Types of School
Special educational support program
Requirements to access university studies
HEALTH AND PRECAUTION
Care in case of illness or accident
Care in your mother tongue
Preventive medical exams and vaccines
Health prevention and childhood vaccination
Sexually transmitted diseases assistance
Assistance in case of addictions and drug use
Assistance for disabled people
INSURANCE AND BANKS
Mandatory social security
Insurance for people and goods