Personal experience

This is the personal experience of one of my friend who came to Germany with her family during her studies.

Type of visa

My friend came to Germany on a student visa and her husband with a child came to Germany on a family reunion visa (spouse visa).

Booking an appointment

First, she had applied for a visa for herself and then for her husband and son. Her husband and her son had applied after 20 days because there was no appointment on the same day. The next available appointment was after 20 days. However, it’s also possible to apply together for the student visa and family reunion/spouse visa if there is an appointment available on the same day.

Blocked account

She had opened a blocked account on the Kotak Mahendra bank. She had deposited the amount on the block for her and her family members for one year.

Visa process

She had submitted the documents which were mentioned on the checklist for the student visa. Her family members also submitted the document as mentioned on the checklist along with the university admission letter.

Documents to be submitted

I have explained each and every document which you have to submit in the embassy on my other post. Kindly read in under the “Documents from the checklist” section from the below-mentioned link.

Visa interview

Visa interviewer has asked about the place where she is going to study and other basic details.

Verification

 She got verification email and she had submitted the below documents.

  • Birth certificate for the child
  • Marriage certificate
  • Wedding photos
  • Wedding invitation
  • Proof of the witness person who signed during the marriage

She had submitted the above-mentioned documents as an original document. It took approximately 3 months to get the visa for her family.

Visa validity

Visa validity for her family is based on the validity of her student visa.

Visa renewal

It’s necessary to renew her student visa and visa for her family members. It’s was also necessary to show the financial proof in the blocked account to get the visa.

Work permit for the spouse

Her husband is allowed to work in Germany. It is mentioned as “Erwerbstätigkeit Erlaubt” on his residence permit. There are no restrictions on the number of days to work as students.