Basic pre-requisites for family reunification

It is necessary that the income to cover the cost of living for the person coming is ensured and that there is enough living space available in Germany.

The cost of living is considered to be covered when the person will not require state benefits such as unemployment payments (Arbeitslosengeld II/ALG II) or welfare.

For living space, the same requirements apply as for publicly subsidised housing. The minimum size of the flat differs from state to state. Speak to a counselling agency or your social services authority (Sozialamt).