Germany issues reunification visas for over 8,000 Syrian families

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – Germany has issued a total of 8,793 family reunification visas for Syrians since the beginning 2024.

Syrian nationals obtained most family reunification visas since the beginning of this year until the end of May, mostly wives and children.

German Minister of Interior, Annalena Baerbock, said a total of 53,767 visas for the reunification of families of foreigners from all over the world were issued since early 2024.

“In 2024, up to and including May 31, 2024, a total of 53,767 visas for family reunification of third-country nationals were issued worldwide,” Baerbock said.

According to information shared by the Foreign Office of Germany, Syria came at the top of five countries whose citizens were granted the most family reunification visas. Then followed by Turkey, India, Kosovo, and Iran.

Turkish nationals were granted a total of 6,524 visas in the first five months of 2024.

In 2023, Germany approved a total of 131,000 family reunifications.

The number of people taking refuge in Germany has spiked in recent years as the country needs more laborers.

Germany has put in place some regulations to encourage foreigners to come and work there, allowing them to get a work visa and live in Germany legally.

By Ster Youssef