Family Reunion with persons with subsidiary protection

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11.01.2021 - Article

Since 1st August 2018 close family members (spouses, minor single children and parents of minor children) of persons with subsidiary protection status living in Germany are entitled to apply for a family reunion visa.

Applicants who have their residence in Oman or Yemen should register for an appointment -only- on the Special Website mentioned below. Applicants who are presently not residing in Oman or Yemen will not be accepted by the Embassy in Muscat.

After successful registration for the German Embassy in Muscat and pre-check of the applications by IOM applicants will be directly contacted by the Embassy for an appointment. Please note that appointments are granted in chronological order depending on the date of registration. Currently, appointments are being provided by the Embassy for applicants who have registered with IOM until 31 March 2020 .

All applicants with a confirmed appointment are advised that the appointment is only granted for an interview and submission of applications.

Please fill in the Videx Online Application Form and bring the print-outs to the appointment.

All applications will be processed through the competent authorities in Germany and the process may take up to several weeks/months.

In the interim, all applicants are requested not to book an additional online appointment themselves neither to contact the Visa Section for an appointment.

All requirements are below:


2 filled and signed application forms for National Visas (Videx online available on our website https://videx-national.diplo.de/


2 biometric passport photos with a light background (detailed information see here: https://tinyurl.com/y7lcjv5k)


Passport + 2 copies


Proof of subsidiary protection status of the family member in Germany/Residence Permit


Proof of relationship to the family member in Germany + 2 copies (for spouses: birth certificate, marriage contract AND marriage certificate/registration where applicable, for children: the parents’ marriage contract AND marriage certificate/registration where applicable + the child’s birth certificate) with certified translations ( into English or German)


If available: from the applicant proof of German language courses attended in the home country or country of residence/proof of educational Degrees or Diploma (+ 2 copies)

If available: additional documents with translations (+ 2 copies) about the present personal circumstances of the applicant and his/her living conditions in the country of residence

If available : from the family member in Germany language certificates , employment contract, tenancy agreement (“Mietvertrag”) (+ 2 copies each)


Visa fee (75€ for adults, 35€ for minors to be paid in cash in OMR according to the current exchange rate)


A health insurance certificate for the first 3 months has to be submitted after the application has been approved by the responsible authorities in Germany. The Embassy will advise in due time.


The visa application procedure takes several weeks. Therefore it is very important to ensure that the documents are complete once an appointment to submit the visa application has been granted. Additional documents may be requested by the Embassy.

Applicants holding a Yemeni Passport please follow the new regulations in force regarding recognition of Yemeni passports to enter Germany ( see Information leaflet below).

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