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Applying for the subsequent inclusion of spouses and descendants in the admission notice for ethnic German resettlers


If you are an ethnic German resettler, live in Germany and have family members (spouse, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren) who still live in the resettlement area, you can apply for them to be included in your admission notice retrospectively.

If the family members to be included are of legal age, they must generally provide proof of German language proficiency (certificate A 1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) before entering Germany. In this procedure, the Federal Office of Administration examines whether the family members meet the legal requirements to be included in the admission notice retrospectively. If a notice of inclusion has been issued for the family members, they may enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

The family members must organise and pay for their departure (e.g. by train, bus or plane) themselves. After your family members have arrived in Germany, they first go to the Friedland branch office of the Federal Office of Administration. There they are registered and assigned to a federal state. Due to the Corona pandemic, the registration procedure is currently preceded by accommodation in transit accommodation financed by the federal government.

Afterwards, they can take part in an integration course free of charge.

Your siblings, parents, parents-in-law and other relatives cannot be included.

Process flow

You can apply for subsequent inclusion in the admission notice in writing or online.

Written application:

  • Download the application form from the website of the Federal Office of Administration and print it out.
  • Alternatively, you can also request the form in writing from the Federal Office of Administration.
  • Fill out the form and attach the necessary supporting documents.
  • Submit the application documents to the Federal Office of Administration.
  • You will receive the respective processing status and the decision of the Federal Office of Administration by post without being asked.

Online application:

  • Go to the website of the Federal Portal and fill out the application form electronically.
    • Note: For the online function, you need your identity card with PIN number
  • Add the other required documents as a scan.
  • Submit your application.
  • The BVA will review your application.
  • After the examination of your application has been completed, you will receive the respective processing status and the decision of the Federal Office of Administration without being asked.

If your application is approved:

  • After arriving in Germany, the family members involved go to the Friedland branch of the Federal Office of Administration.
  • The identity of the family members is checked there.
  • The registration procedure will be initiated there. Due to the Corona pandemic, the registration procedure is currently preceded by accommodation in transit accommodation financed by the federal government.
  • After successful completion of the registration procedure, the family members are assigned to a federal state, taking into account family ties (residence of the ethnic German resettler).
  • If desired, family members can submit a name declaration in the distribution procedure to adapt the first and last name to the German language.

If your application has been denied:

  • If you do not agree with the rejection notice of the Federal Office of Administration, you have the option of filing an objection against it.
  • If you do not agree with the notice of objection, you can file a lawsuit with the Administrative Court of Cologne.

Requirements

Only your spouse and your descendants (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren) can be included retrospectively.

  • The marriage with the non-German spouse has existed for at least 3 years.
  • Your spouse and adult descendants have a basic knowledge of the German language in accordance with level A 1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Which documents are required?

  • Birth certificate(s) and, if applicable, marriage certificate(s), adoption certificate(s), divorce certificates of all persons wishing to resettle
  • Workbooks of persons wishing to resettle who were born before 01.01.1974
  • Certificates of good conduct of all persons older than 16 years of age who wish to be resettled
  • In the case of adults, proof of basic knowledge of the German language at level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (e.g. through a certificate from the Goethe-Institut or through a language proficiency test at a German mission abroad)
  • Please note the information on the nature of the documents to be submitted on the website of the Federal Office of Administration in the section Ethnic German resettlers.

What are the fees?

There are no costs.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

  • Objection period: 1 month after notification
  • Time limit for filing an action: 1 month after service of the notice of objection

Processing duration

The duration of the procedure ranges from several months to several years and depends, among other things, on the cooperation of the applicant and the language skills of the family members.

Applications / forms

  • Forms Available: Yes
  • Written form required: Yes
  • Informal application possible: Yes
  • Personal appearance required: No
  • Online service available: Yes

Appeal

  • Contradiction
  • Complaint before the Administrative Court

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community

Professionally released on

13.06.2022

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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