Marriage with subsequent residence

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21.04.2021 - Article

General information

Foreigners who wish to marry their partner living in Germany and subequently take up residence in Germany. This visa must be issued before you enter the country.
Please ensure that your application documents are complete! Incomplete applications can cause delays or may result in rejection of the visa application.

This checklist is regularly updated but makes no claim to be complete.
Further documentation can at all times be requested or provided by the applicant, in support of the application.

Prepare your application

Please do not staple the documents and renounce paper clips.

  • original duly completed visa application form and Declaration in accordance with Section 53 and 54 of the Residence Act

The following documents need to be presented in original and 1 copy:

  • passport (at least 2 free pages, not older than 10 years)
  • for non-Singaporeans: proof of legal residence in Singapore (e.g. EP;DP; Student Pass), incl. printout of your current Singaporean residence permit validity (no QR-Code)
  • recent passport photograph (not older than 3 months) according to biometric specifications (see sample photos below)
  • proof of health insurance (valid travel health insurance up to the date of marriage if joining the German Statutory / national/ private or family health insurance would not be possible until that date)
  • Invitation letter from fiancé/fiancée in Germany
  • copies of the passport/ID card of fiancé/fiancée
  • a written confirmation issued by the competent Registrar’s office (“Bescheinigung über die erfolgreiche Anmeldung der Eheschließung”)
  • Certificate of registration (“Meldebescheinigung”) of fiancé/fiancée
  • a formal obligation letter according to §§ 66, 68 AufenthG (Aliens act) - Information on formal obligation
  • Evidence of the basic command of German (Goethe Institut level A1 or any language certificate based on the standards of the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)).
  • fee for the processing of the visa application is the equivalent of EURO 75.00 to be paid in SGD, either by cash or credit card (Visa- and Mastercard only)

Information on the visa process

Please do not send unrequested documents to the Visa Department, especially not before applying for the visa, as those cannot be kept. Please submit all documents when applying in person at the Embassy.
Foreign documents issued in other languages than English or German have to be submitted with an official Translation.
Foreign public documents need to be duly legalized by the competent German Embassy in the issuing country, or, if applicable, provided with an Apostille. For documents from some countries, individual document verification might be necessary, that process would require more time and an additional fee.
The processing of the visa application is usually 6-8 weeks, upon submission of complete documents, ometimes longer.
You will be contacted as soon as the application has been decided on. Please note that questions regarding the status of your visa application cannot be answered.
It is recommended that at no time, a flight ticket should be purchased until a visa has been granted.

Book your Appointment

To submit your application, please book an appointment and appear in person at the Visa Department.

There your complete application documents including the visa fee will be accepted, a short interview will be conducted and biometric data registered.

The appointment needs to be booked through the appointment system of the Embassy.


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