National Visas - Family reunion with refugees

20.07.2023 - Article

Please note: Visa applications for family reunion with a family member with subsidiary protection please refer to the following link:


Applicants wishing to join a family member holding full refugee status, please follow the below instructions.

If you would like to apply for a visa for family reunion, please prepare the following documents for every applicant individually:


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


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


Passport + 2 copies


2 copies of the passport and residence permit of the family member in Germany


2 copies of the letter of notification about the recognition as a refugee (“Bescheid”)


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)


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


Additional documents may be requested by the Embassy. Please note that all documents that are not in German or English need to be provided with a translation by a certified translator into German or English.

The visa application procedure takes several weeks. Therefore it is very important to ensure that the documents are complete when filing the application.


You need to book an appointment for a National Visa on the Embassy’s online visa appointment booking system at www.maskat.diplo.de/appointment.


A health insurance certificate for the first 3 months must be submitted after the application has been approved by the competent authorities in Germany. The Embassy will inform you accordingly in due time.

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