The German Embassy in Dhaka emphasized the importance of having a basic understanding of the German language for those planning to reunite with their spouses and families in Germany and shared some details on how one gets a visa through a spouse residence permit.

As per the update, for applicants planning to reunite with their spouse, who is already in Germany, it’s essential to demonstrate that they have a basic understanding of the German language. This requirement ensures that they can manage everyday communications in German when they arrive in Germany.


However, according to the latest updates in §§ 30 and 32 of the AufenthG (German Residence Act), there’s some good news. One might not need to present an A1 German language certificate if their spouse is employed in Germany under any of the following categories (check the details on your spouse’s residence permit or visa):

– Blue Card: § 18b Abs.2 AufenthG
– ICT Card: § 19 AufenthG (with § 10a BeschV)
– Skilled Workers: § 18b Abs. 1 AufenthG
– Professional with Vocational Training: § 18a AufenthG
– Scientists / Researchers: § 18d AufenthG and § 18f AufenthG
– Personnel Exchange: § 19c Abs. 1 AufenthG (with § 10 BeschV)
– IT Professionals: § 19c Abs. 2 AufenthG (with § 3 BeschV)
– Self-Employment: § 21 AufenthG
– Workers in Special Positions: § 19c Abs. 1 AufenthG (with § 3 BeschV)
– Highly Skilled Workers: § 18c Abs. 3 AufenthG

The applicants would be needed their language proficiency by passing a standardized language exam that meets the standards set by the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE).

To ensure a smooth process for everyone involved, it’s essential to have all their documents ready when they apply for the Family Reunion Visa.