Changing a German Language Visa to a Spouse Resident Permit

Hello All

I am new to the forum and I have searched lots of forums to get an answer to my question.
I am currently in Berlin and learning German Language since I arrived here on the 1st of August 2017. My German level is B2 now. I live with my girlfriend and she has a regular job and earns 20000+€ a year. (Just to let you all know the income status) prior to coming to Germany we lived together & worked in the Maldives (my home) for 2yrs. We plan to get married on May 2018 in Denmark.
The question is can I change my Language visa to a residence permit? (I have read conflicting information on this and so far there is no assuring answer in any forum)
And how long will this process take? Considering that my existing visa will expire by mid September 2018.  Am i able to change the language visa to resident permit before it expires? (I would have roughly 3 months in between)
Do I need to exit Germany and reapply in my home or will be able to change the Language visa without requiring to exit?

If you do not have a genuine answer, please do not reply with sarcasm or bullying. Thanks in advance for helping.

In order to answer, if you need any further information for clarification please let me know. I tried to give all the information.

Shezleen

Shezleen wrote:

Hello All

I am new to the forum and I have searched lots of forums to get an answer to my question.
I am currently in Berlin and learning the German Language since I arrived here on the 1st of August 2017. My German level is B2 now. I live with my girlfriend and she has a regular job and earns 20000+€ a year. (Just to let you all know the income status) prior to coming to Germany, we lived together & worked in the Maldives (my home) for 2yrs. We plan to get married in May 2018 in Denmark.
The question is can I change my Language visa to a residence permit? (I have read conflicting information on this and so far there is no assuring answer in any forum)
And how long will this process take? Considering that my existing visa will expire by mid-September 2018.  Am I able to change the language visa to resident permit before it expires? (I would have roughly 3 months in between)
Do I need to exit Germany and reapply in my home or will be able to change the Language visa without requiring to exit?

If you do not have a genuine answer, please do not reply with sarcasm or bullying. Thanks in advance for helping.

In order to answer, if you need any further information for clarification please let me know. I tried to give all the information.

Shezleen

First of all Shezleen, I can I welcome to the Forum :)

I can reassure that we do not tolerate any form of bullying on this platform, we might have a bit of sarcastic humour but its all in good taste.

Secondly, thank you for being so informative in your question(s) it is a joy to read when someone is so clear in their statement, sometimes it's like getting blood out of a stone.

I can gratulate you on being on the right path in the sense of learning German and B2 is a great level to be at. I am no expert with the visa process in question but I am sure our resident German Expert does.

I do know that you can not have 2 visas running at the same time or applying for a new one when one is running. Just to clarify some things, is your girlfriend German, will you plan to settle down in Germany after all studies are finished and you are married?

Anyway congratulations on for the forthcoming wedding  :top:

SimCityAT
Expat.com Expert Team

Once you marry your girlfriend, you can apply for a family reunion visa to join her in Germany. With €20k/yr, she fulfills the financial requirement and I assume she can also provide accommodation and health insurance for you. You also speak basic German, which is another requirement.
In most cases, this family reunion visa needs to be applied for at a German embassy abroad, but since you are already resident for some time, your local Ausländerbehörde can make exemptions. Go and ask them about it! They will also tell you about the needed paperwork (e.g. regarding your marriage in Denmark, which is a good choice to marry as a foreigner).

Hello,

I am in a similar situation. Did you succeed? What was the procedure?

Regards

NTravels wrote:

Hello,

I am in a similar situation. Did you succeed? What was the procedure?

Regards

This thread is from 2018 and the OP has not posted since then. If you have a specific question then best to start a new thread.

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