If you are accompanied by your family, please take your family members into account when applying for the visa. If you children accompany you, please bear in mind to bring the children’s birth certificates when traveling to Germany. You also have to ensure that your family members are sufficiently covered by health insurance. If you are covered by statutory health insurance in Germany and your spouse does not work, he/she can be included in your insurance scheme. The same applies for your children. If you have to take out private health insurance, please make sure that insurance cover extends to all your family members.
More information on insurance cover is available here.
School attendance is compulsory in Germany, so please bear in mind to register your school-age children with the responsible school in due time. Younger children (from the age of three) can go to kindergarten. Enrolled doctoral candidates at the KU have the possibility to register their children aged between one and three at the University’s own crèche. In order to be able to do so, they must become a member of the sponsoring association. The International Office is happy to help if you require support in finding suitable childcare offers.