Language Competency

Knowledge of the German language is essential for your own advancement and successful integration in Germany.

Language requirements are as follows:

  • Level A1 for the family-reunification process (visa and residence permit), as well as for the permanent residence permit in older cases
  • Level B1 for permanent residence permits
  • Level B1 for naturalisation (“German passport”)
  • Level B2 to study in Germany

Language competency can also be used as evidence to demonstrate progress in integrating into German society.

More information regarding the language competency requirements can be retrieved from our Downloads page.