Family Reunion for Spouses

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Application procedure

All applicants are advised to take an online appointment prior to applying for their visa.

Personal appearance at the German Embassy is mandatory.


Visa fees are payable in Nepali Rupees. The fees are fixed in Euro (Currently 75 EUR); therefore the equivalent in Nepali currency may vary according to the exchange rate. The complete fee has to be paid upon application and will not be refunded in case the visa application is rejected.

Please note that visa applications of children younger than six years; spouses of German or European Union (EU) nationals and minor children and parents of minor German or EU nationals are processed free of Charge.

Processing Time

The minimum time to process the application for a visa for family reunion takes approx. 3 months, since your application has to be forwarded to the competent immigration authorities in Germany for final approval.

Please be aware that in most cases verification of documents is requested by the German authorities.

Please prepare one application set with the documents listed (incl. one copy of all documents) and bring your original documents with you. Please do not staple anything and please do not use paper clips, as your application will be scanned immediately after submission.

All documents have to be provided in German or English language or together with a certified translation.

Following documents are needed:

  • Valid passport or travel document with a validity of at least one more year. The passport must not be older than 10 years and must contain at least two empty pages.
  • 1 recent biometrical passport photographs (not older than six months)
  • 1 application form (please use VIDEX)
  • Citizenship certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • School leaving certificate including the date of birth
  • Academic degree certificate, if applicable
  • Proof of German language knowledge (A1 level) by an examination provider certified according to standard ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe); in Nepal at the moment only certificates by the Goethe Centre Kathmandu and VHS Bhaktapur Please note that - under certain circumstances - there are exemptions from this. Requirement, please see below. You can find an info sheet of “BAMF” about language requirements here.
  • Proof of Health insurance valid for Germany and covering at least the first three months of the stay in Germany (spouses and children for EU-nationals are exempted)
  • Copy of your spouse’s passport (A4 size copy)
  • Certificate of residence (“Meldebescheinigung”) of the spouse living in Germany, not older than 6 months
  • Copy of your pouse’s residence permit for Germany, if applicable
  • Proof of marriage, if the marriage did not take place in Nepal or Germany, a marriage certificate with Apostille is required
  • Divorce judgement and decree of all former marriages of both spouses, if applicable
    German divorce judgement with “Rechtskraftvermerk”, original and two copies
  • Certificate of death of former spouse, if applicable
  • Copy of the valid employment contract of the spouse living in Germany, mandatory if spouse is an EU citizen
  • Copy of rental contract of your spouse's apartment
  • Visa Fee

Submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted.

Submission of incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for a visa interview may result in the rejection of your application.

Please note that these are the minimum requirements. Additional documents may have to be presented on request. The regulations have been issued by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and are subject to change without prior notice.

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