Language Competency

A knowledge of German is essential for self-advancement, and for successful integration in Germany.

You will need:

  • Level A1 if immigrating as part of 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 naturalization (“German passport”)
  • Level B2 to study in Germany

Language competency must also be demonstrated whenever proof of progress in integrating must be shown.

On our Downloads page you can find more information on each level of language competency.