Checklist - Visa for family reunion (parent/child)

03.03.2021 - Article


The consular jurisdiction of the German Embassy in Yaounde covers Cameroon, Chad, the Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe and Gabon. The German Embassy in Yaounde is therefore in charge of your application if you have your usual domicile in one of the above-mentioned countries.

Required documents

Original and two photocopies

Originals will be returned at the end of the procedure.

Filled-out and signed application form for a long term visa

Information pursuant to Section 54 (2) No.8 AufenthG (signed)

Two recent passport photos with a light background, standard size (35 x 45 mm). One glued to the form and the other attached with a clip

Passport, which is valid for at least another six months, was issued in the last 10 years and with at least two empty pages

Cameroonian ID card (or receipt) / Cameroonian residence Permit

Residence permit for the jurisdiction of the Embassy (if existent)

Previous passports (valid and already expired)

Birth certificate (and judgement if existent)

Birth certificates of your children (if existent)

Previous residence permit (if you have already lived in Germany before)

Proof of relation with your child/parent (child's birth certificate, declaration of paternity, custody declaration/judgment etc.)

Photocopy of the child’s/parent’s passport and photocopies of Cameroonian entry visas and according entry and exit stamp, if applicable

If the child/parent does not have German citizenship: Photocopy of German residence permit

If the child/parent does have German citizenship: naturalization certificate (“Einbürgerungsurkunde”)

Proof of residence of the child/parent living in Germany (“Meldebescheinigung”)

If applicable proof of knowledge of the German language
You can find more information on the requirement of German knowledge on our website

Your file for the verification of Identity with fees and filled-out questionnaire

Important: Due to common irregularities and inconsistencies the Federal Foreign Office has suspended the legalization of Cameroonian documents. If someone is planning a long-term stay in Germany, the Embassy will therefore need to verify the identity. Please visit our website www.jaunde.diplo.de for further information.

The Embassy reserves the right to request other documents than those indicated above and to verify their authenticity.

However, please do not hand in or send any documents without being asked to do so. Unrequested documents cannot be considered.

All documents, information sheets and application forms from the German Embassy are free of charge.

Please ensure that your application documents are complete. Incomplete applications may result in a rejection of your visa application

All documents written in languages other than German, English and French must be translated into German and handed in with two additional photocopies.

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