Family Reunion with persons with subsidiary protection

Two children in a Syrian refugee camp

Syrian refugee camp, © IMAGESLIVE via ZUMA Wire

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.

Find here a checklist :


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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