Family Reunion – Pakistan – General info for all to avoid mistakes

By:
Abdul Majid Malik <majid.malik[@]yahoo.com>;
Dear Members Assalam-o-Alaikum,
I am writing this email to let members know few things about family reunion and some mistakes which must be avoided. If some friend is going to get married  in Pakistan, please tell him/her about these issues. Simple looking mistakes can cause big trouble and delay later in family reunion.
About Nikah Registration:
Registration of Nikah involves three people:  Nikah Khawan, Nikah Registrar  and Union council. UC gives a register with 50 leaves to Nikah-Registrar. Each leave contains Nikah Nama ” Form II” in quadruplicate. In one UC , only a single Registrar can have the register.  In usual case, Nikah Khawan goes to Registrar(if he is himself not a registrar) and gets a Nikah nama Form II (which has fours copies). One copy each (filled and signed) is given to  Duhla, Dulhan,Registrar and UC.
1. Take care that Nikah is registered at the same Union Council where Nikah has taken place .Address written on filled Nikahnama should be in the UC where Nikah is registered.  Any thing different to this created big problem for many ,especially those who did Nikha in a Marriage Hall and brought Molvi sahib from some other UC. If you made this mistake, count a delay of at least 3 months. Embassy will raise objection as the lawyer sent for Marriage verification would like to see your Nikah registered at the same UC as address written on Nikahnama. You may be to asked to change registration of your marriage from one UC to other through a court procedure in Pakistan.
2. Please closely check all the four copies of the filled Nikah-Nama for any mistake in names, ID card nr., date of birth etc. Check that all signatures are there at right place and stamp of Nikah-Registrar is present. Many take things lightly in Pakistan while filling forms.
3. Telephonic Nikah is big no no. You must be present there as German Embassy/consulate now checks it from entry and exit stamps on your passport. If there are some unavoidable circumstances, give a written power of attorney which has legal value i.e signed in front of Notary Public/judge or from Pakistani embassy/consulate (in case they deal with it) to your father to represent you during Nikah.  Better be present there. Your absence will complicate the matters and hence the delay/rejection as a consequence.
4.  Carefully read the requirements of Embassy for Family reunion. If any question arises, call embassy to get an answer. Don’t rely blindly on the info collected from here and there.
5. Some people I talked to have made mistake while getting online appointment. You mad a mistake in name, passport number or email address than most probably you will not be able to submit documents on that day. In my experience, if you decide to take an appointment for family reunion, you normally get it after 4 to 6 weeks. So missing an appointment can be source of further delay.6. The interview by lawyer or at embassy may involve basic questions from your spouse about you. Newly married; make sure he/she has all the basic info about you.

7. Spouse of a Blue Card holder is exempted from providing A-1 German language certificate. About this, don’t believe on what they say on phone :). If your spouse can’t manage to do a language course in Pakistan, present following reference of the concerned Law  as proof on your appointment day:

http://www.bluecard-eu.de/eu-blue-card-germany/residence-act/spouse.html 

http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/aufenthg_2004/__30.html

8. In some cities, there were cases when Ausländerbehorde(ABH) objected that the spouse in Germany is passing through the probation period of job.  In some cities ,they ask for salary slips of 6 months while in others only for 3 months or just a job contract. Talk to other Pakistanis/Indians who have experience of dealing with the same ABH  so that you can proceed accordingly.

Please correct if I am wrong on any account. The info is based on posts of members on this forum, experiences of acquaintances and my personal experience.

If you know some other issues which you or someone known to you faced, kindly share on this forum. This will facilitate others in their family reunion.

758 comments

  • Aleya khan

    Thanks alot of. But i am waiting for the Next Step. Me ne apni Story Paper p lekh dy .After that i have sign the Paper and finger print also.

    • roheel

      it was same in my time, written lawyer leta hai appliciant se, ap ab embassy k response ka wait karo, kyun k jo hogaya ho gaya, embassy ka apna decision hota hai,

  • mr khan

    got letter from embassy to cancel old birth certificate and make new one through court where i live there is no Uc only one office who issue this and i am not sure if they will cancel my old one because they said your document is fine it should be accepted but its not so i will do lawyer but in the end don,t know they will cancel the old one or issue the same with new date but in capital the rules are different and nobody can make wrong birth certificate my birth certificate is true and legal thats why they said they can not cancel it will update what happen after court order and remember only nadra can delete the old one birth certificate office can not beacuse they are using nadra software and they have no option to delete in their computer at the systam of that office of birth certifiate

  • Tahira irfan

    aoa roheel bahi kia lahore test dy ya islambad koi frq hia .mian ne pehly islambad dia hia or mian fail ho gi. ab 21 october ko.lahore hia ap k.khial.mian lahore muskil hota hia ? ?mujy sb students kehti k.wahan bhut shor hota hia horen ki samjh nahj ati. bitte ot theme bi difficult hoty. ager ap ko.ya kisi ko.is bry mian informtion hia to plz btaye ga.

    • roheel

      test ap jidar mirzi dien koi masla nai, certificate matter hai n wo chahya apko,and test mein mehnat kar k dien, lahore bi log exam deta han, sb islamabad nai deta, mein isb se A1 kia tha kyun k lahore mujha kashmir se dour parta tha

  • Tahira irfan

    A1 mera clear nahi hia . embassy mang ri hia

    • roheel

      A1 lazmi hai visa k lia, yahan bi A1 mangta han jb residency card apply karna jao tu, mujha se manga tha n mene dikhya n ab mara pass residency card hai

  • Khan

    @Roheel: In which number you call embassy. Normally they dont recieve the call?

    • roheel

      i didnt call embassy they called me

      • Khan

        In your one post I read you called embassy, that why I asked you

        • roheel

          i tried to call embassy but no responce from them

          • pineapple

            roheel you got your visa you can camplain againts stupid laywers and about staff who work in islamabad embassy you should really camplain so the upcoming applicant be save from the stupid lawyers and staff just write a strong email to the head of german embassy and one in the main office of germany

          • roheel

            off course i will take revenge to german embassy islamabad now i am out shit of them so they cant do nothing with me, i have some people to embassy in my mind dear n they will see soon whatever i am gona do with them

          • pineapple

            yes please do that so next applicants can be save from their dirty games once i will get visa i will defintly camplain i will reach everywhere to camplain againts these pakistani stupid people working in the embassy and these stupid lawyers who work for embassy

          • roheel

            everybody should do that whoever already visa

          • pineapple

            german ambassador have his twitter and facebook account anybdy who want to camplain againts lawyer or staff can direct reached to him

          • roheel

            dont worry i know what i have to do n how to do

  • Family reunion

    Does any Body share how Long it took for the Family visa from german embassy Islamabad recently? It is almost two months since the lawyer from embassy visit my wife and was everything ok.
    Thanks

    • FAMILYREUNION

      i have applied on 17th august in islamabad embassy. lawyer visited me on 24th august. since then no response . my wife didnt recieved any letter yet in germany. My wife is German national.

  • Tahira irfan

    aoa roheel bahi. kaisy hian? mian ne kuch information leni thi. mIan ne july mian aply kia hia august mian meri inquiry ho gi or ab october mian mery husband ki bi germany se ho gi hia sb kuch ok hia. leken mian ne A1 jama nahi kervaya kia emabssy waly mujy call kr k deadline dy ga A1 ki ya wait kry gy
    . abi 25 november ko mera test hia duha kerye ga clear ho jye ..

    • roheel

      mara case mein same tha, apko deadline da gien, mujha bi di thi lekin jb deadline k lia call ki os k ek din pehla mara result aya tha n A1 clear hogaya tha, and mene unko kaha k next week mein certificate bhajo ga kyun k abi certificate aya nai, then mene bhaja certificate n ek week baad mujha visa call ah gayi thi, and visa call k 1 week baad ka ana ka kaha n 1 August ko ana ka kaha aur visa laga k mara passport wapis kar dia, 3 ganta mein

  • umer

    any update from anyone ? kisi ko embassy sy interview ya visa ki call ai ? jinho ny june-july mai apply kia tha ?

  • Tahira irfan

    aoa umer mian ne july mian aply kia tha. abi tk embassy se koi call nahi ayi .

  • Family reunion

    Salam
    12 July ko apply kiya
    26 august ko Lawyer Aya
    Still waiting
    Ma Ausländeramt gay tha last Week.. they said your Wife’s visa Status is “verifying documents” after that Ausländeramt Call me to come in Office.
    Can anyone tell; How long does it takes and what i Need to do?
    Embassy visa section Replied my email in september that ” we received all the requested documents, yours wife’s visa is under Process.
    Thanks

  • Tahira irfan

    aoa family reunion. kia ap ko Ausländeramt walun ne bhula hia ap ka wahan se process complete ho gaya hia
    .

    • Family reunion

      Tahira no
      Wo keh rahy hain k Abi embassy waly documents verify kar rahy hain .. ic k baad ham ap ko bula lain gay.
      12 July ko apply kiya tha.. Lawyer 26 ko Aya ic k baad embassy ka Email Reply Aya tha k we received all the requested documents.
      Ab Koi ans ni Kisi tarf sy bhe.. I Think Everything is alright. Agr Koi documents ka issue hota or onko Kuch mery sy chayea hota wo Contact karty .
      Ap ka Kia bana?

  • Tahira irfan

    mian ne 6 july ko aply kia tha. 22 august ko lawyer ne ghar visit kia . october mian mery husband ko Ausländeramt walun ne bhula k wahan jo ducuments chahye wo jama ker liye hian .. abi mian ne A1 jama nahi kervaya bus wo reh ga wait ker rehy hian.. dekhy . i think 6 month bad hi viza daity hian .

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