Family Reunion to a German Minor

05.12.2019 - Article

I. Documents to be submitted
II. Reference

I. Documents to be submitted

For identification purposes and fingerprint taking you are required to be personally present at the German Embassy during visa submission and submit the following documents separated into 3 sets (Originals + 1st copy + 2nd copy)

  • 2 duly completed and signed National Visa Application forms (to be downloaded via our website)
  • 2 recent biometric passport pictures (grey/ white background – teeth cannot be visible)
  • valid passport (data page and signature page only) (Original + 2 copies)
  • valid Malaysian permit (applicable to non-Malaysians only) (Original + 2 copies)
  • Marriage certificate* (Original + 2 copies)
  • Birth certificate your child* (Original + 2 copies)
  • In Germany recognized ‘Acknowledgement of Paternity’ (applicable only if Parents are not married) (Original + 2 copies)
  • Proof of custody (if applicable) (Original + 2 copies)
  • German passport/ Identification card of your child (2 copies)
  • German certificate of residence (Meldebescheinigung) of the child (if applicable) (2 copies)

    II. Reference

    ! Please make sure the step below is done before proceeding to the Embassy for your appointment !

    * Malaysian Original Documents have to be LEGALIZED by the Malaysian Foreign Ministry/ Wisma Putra followed by the legalization from the German Embassy.

    Please make sure to get your certificate translated into German. For the list of translators kindly refer to our website. Should you have a document written in Arabic, kindly get it translated into English first before contacting our registered translators for the translation into German.

    If you hold a foreign marriage/ birth certificate etc. please refer to the respective German Embassy of the issuing country of your certificate regarding the legalization/ apostille.

    The Embassy generally issues residence titles for specific purposes in the form of a visa with a minimum validity of 90 days, allowing multiple entries. Shortly after entering Germany, the visa holder must contact the responsible Immigration Office (Ausländerbehörde) in Germany, which then issues the final residence permit.

    Visa Fee: free of charge

    Processing time: min. 4 weeks

    The above list is not comprehensive and is updated frequently. Additional documents may be required in individual cases. Incomplete applications cannot be processed and you may be asked to book another appointment. Applicants may be called in for an Interview.

    Disclaimer: All data contained herein is based on the knowledge and experience of the German Embassy Kuala Lumpur at the time of drafting this information sheet. However, no liability can be assumed for the completeness and accuracy.

    !!! Due to data protection, inquiries regarding visa status over the phone will not be entertained !!!

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