In order to qualify for a family reunification visa, applicants must meet certain conditions. The requirements will differ depending on the status of the relative who resides in Germany.Foreign medical professionals in Germany
who have obtained - residence permit (Aufenthaltserlaubnis)
or settlement permit (Niederlassungserlaubnis)
have the right to bring family members from non-EU-countries. Aufenthaltserlaubnis
is a document that entitles you to a temporary extended stay in the country. It is issued to people who work in Germany. Nurses are mainly issued with this document and may eventually be granted Niederlassungserlaubnis
is a permanent residence permit in Germany. You do not need to renew your Niederlassungserlaubnis from time to time with the BAMF (Federal Office for Migration and Refugees). You can live and work in Germany - indefinitely. In the long run, an officially employed nurse has a good chance of obtaining Niederlassungserlaubnis
after 5 years of living and working in Germany.
With one of these types of documents, a person is entitled to Familiennachzug
or legal entry of family members into the country.All family members who enter Germany will need to obtain visas for entry and then start the process of obtaining a temporary long-term right of residence - Aufenthaltserlaubnis.