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Apply for subsequent inclusion of spouses and descendants in the late resettler admission decision

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you are an ethnic German resettler living in Germany and still have family members (spouse, descendants) in the resettlement area, you can apply for them to be included in your admission decision at a later date.

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 retrospectively in your notification of admission.

If the family members to be included are of legal age, they must generally provide proof of German language skills (Certificate A 1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) before entering the federal territory. In this procedure, the Federal Office of Administration checks whether the family members fulfill the legal requirements in order to be subsequently included in the admission decision. If a notice of inclusion has been issued for the family members, they may enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

The family members must organize and pay for their departure (e.g. by train, bus or plane) themselves. Once your family members have arrived in Germany, they will first go to the Friedland branch of the Federal Office of Administration. There they will be registered and assigned to a federal state. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the registration process is currently preceded by accommodation in transit accommodation funded by the federal government.

They can then take part in an integration course free of charge.

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


Process flow

You can apply for subsequent inclusion in the admission decision 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.
  • Complete the form and attach the necessary supporting documents.
  • Submit the application documents to the Federal Office of Administration.
  • You will receive the current 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 complete the application form electronically.
    • Note: You will need your ID card with PIN number to use the online function
  • Add the other required documents as a scan.
  • Send your application.
  • The BVA will check your application.
  • Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive the processing status and the decision of the Federal Office of Administration without being asked.

If your application is approved:

  • The family members involved will go to the Friedland branch office of the Federal Office of Administration after arriving in Germany.
  • The identity of the family members will be checked there.
  • The registration procedure is initiated there. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the registration procedure is currently preceded by accommodation in transit accommodation funded by the federal government.
  • Once the registration process has been successfully completed, family members are allocated to a federal state, taking into account family ties (place of residence of the late repatriate).
  • If desired, family members can submit a name declaration during the allocation procedure to adapt their first name and surname to the German language.

If your application has been rejected:

  • If you do not agree with the rejection notice from the Federal Office of Administration, you have the option of lodging an appeal against it.
  • If you do not agree with the notice of objection, you can lodge a complaint with the Cologne Administrative Court.
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 your adult descendants have a basic knowledge of the German language corresponding to 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
  • Employment records of persons willing to resettle who were born before 01.01.1974
  • Certificates of good conduct of all persons older than 16 years who wish to resettle
  • In the case of adults, proof of basic knowledge of German at level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (e.g. a certificate from the Goethe Institute or a language proficiency test at a German diplomatic 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 on late repatriates.
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 taking legal action: 1 month after notification of the notice of objection
Processing duration

D he 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.

Legal basis
Appeal
  • Objection
  • Action before the administrative court
Applications / forms
  • Forms available: Yes
  • Written form required: Yes
  • Informal application possible: Yes
  • Personal appearance necessary: No
  • Online service available: Yes
Author

Federal Office of Administration (BVA)


Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of the Interior and for Home Affairs

Professionally released on

13.06.2022

Teaser

If you are an ethnic German resettler living in Germany and still have family members (spouse, descendants) in the resettlement area, you can apply for them to be included in your admission decision at a later date.

Process flow

You can apply for subsequent inclusion in the admission decision 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.
  • Complete the form and attach the necessary supporting documents.
  • Submit the application documents to the Federal Office of Administration.
  • You will receive the current 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 complete the application form electronically.
    • Note: You will need your ID card with PIN number to use the online function
  • Add the other required documents as a scan.
  • Send your application.
  • The BVA will check your application.
  • Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive the processing status and the decision of the Federal Office of Administration without being asked.

If your application is approved:

  • The family members involved will go to the Friedland branch office of the Federal Office of Administration after arriving in Germany.
  • The identity of the family members will be checked there.
  • The registration procedure is initiated there. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the registration procedure is currently preceded by accommodation in transit accommodation funded by the federal government.
  • Once the registration process has been successfully completed, family members are allocated to a federal state, taking into account family ties (place of residence of the late repatriate).
  • If desired, family members can submit a name declaration during the allocation procedure to adapt their first name and surname to the German language.

If your application has been rejected:

  • If you do not agree with the rejection notice from the Federal Office of Administration, you have the option of lodging an appeal against it.
  • If you do not agree with the notice of objection, you can lodge a complaint with the Cologne Administrative Court.

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 your adult descendants have a basic knowledge of the German language corresponding to 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
  • Employment records of persons willing to resettle who were born before 01.01.1974
  • Certificates of good conduct of all persons older than 16 years who wish to resettle
  • In the case of adults, proof of basic knowledge of German at level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (e.g. a certificate from the Goethe Institute or a language proficiency test at a German diplomatic 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 on late repatriates.

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 taking legal action: 1 month after notification of the notice of objection

Processing duration

D he 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.

Legal basis

Appeal

  • Objection
  • Action before the administrative court

Applications / forms

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

Author

Federal Office of Administration (BVA)


Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of the Interior and for Home Affairs

Professionally released on

13.06.2022

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