Bring your family to join you

Germany loves children! It is easy for workers with a residence or settlement permit in particular an EU Blue Card for Germany to get their family to join them if their accommodation is large enough, the family has a secure livelihood and the spouse is of age. In 2010, over 40,000 visas were granted for family reunification. This figure scarcely varied between 2010 and 2013. For the first time significant gains have been recorded since the year 2014. In 2015 around 73,000 Visatitel for the purpose of family reunification have been awarded. The reason for this was the steep rise in applications from Syrian family members. Besides migrant workers, people with acknowledged refugee status may also be joined by their families. The number of visa applications for family reunification can therefore be expected to rise again sharply in the next few years.