- You can apply for Family asylum only after your entitlement to refugee protection or asylum rights has been recognised in Germany.
- If you have been granted subsidiary protection after March 17, 2016, you will not be allowed to bring your family to Germany before 31. July 2018. There will be a general halt in family reunification up to that date. Meanwhile, you can apply for family reunification, but your application will only be processed after 01. August 2018. Only a humanitarian reception of family members is possible within this transitional period, but just in exceptional cases of hardship. From 01. August 2018 family reunification will be limited to 1000 individuals per month (as of 02. February 2018). Refugees with exceptional cases of hardship can reunite with their families in addition to this 1000 individuals. However, the number of reunions arranged based on this exception did not exceed 90 cases last year.
- You cannot apply for family asylum if you are a tolerated asylum seeker ("geduldet") or someone whose has been issued a national deportation ban ("nationales Absciebungsverbot").
The application for family reunification must be submitted to the responsible German diplomatic mission in the country your family members reside.