Informationen für Doktorandinnen, Doktoranden, Postdocs und Professorinnen und Professoren
If your spouse and family members accompany you to Bielefeld, they also have to go through a set of formalities, such as applying for a visa. Please take care of a visa for your family as early as possible.
German migration and residence laws grant international scholars the fundamental right to bring their spouses and children with them. However, if you are a citizen of a country that does not belong to the EU or the EEA, you must provide proof that there is sufficient living space for them in Germany and that the family is financially self-supporting. This generally requires written confirmation from the host university or institute in Germany.
For family members accompanying you or intending to join you later, you will require:
renting contract and proof of all additional costs
(e.g. electricity, heating)