My wife, who is a Canadian citizen, lives currently in Canada. I live in Germany under a working visa. I emailed the German consulate in Toronto, asking if I could be financing my wife's Youth Mobility visa, but they came back with an answer that she couldn't apply for it at all, and we should apply for a family reunion visa instead (which is not possible due to the fact that I haven't been a resident for 2 years here yet).
Considering these facts, I'm unsure how to proceed. I could provide my wife with the funds to apply for the Youth Mobility visa so we can reunite, and then apply for family reunion when the time is due (around the end of this year), but now we fear rejection.
In the application form of the Youth Mobility visa, there are sections asking for spouse information, where she needs to input my name, address etc. As well as this checkbox:
I intend to stay no longer than twelve months in the Federal territory and apply for a visa that covers the whole duration of my stay.
Which in our case isn't true as she intends to stay longer than 12 months. I asked at the local foreigner's office and they said they would provide the extension without a problem, but they have given me false information in the past, so I don't just want to take their word for it.
So to the question: if my wife applies for this visa and happens to get rejected/denied, what kind of implications will this have for us in the future? We want to do the family reunion smoothly, but this is kind of complicating things. We also hate the distance between us very much and would like to get rid of it ASAP.
Assuming she gets denied for the Youth Mobility Visa, what would happen the next time she gets on a plane, comes to Germany (she doesn't need a tourist visa) and speaks to the border officer? Will they turn her back because she has been denied? How can she say "hey, I'm here to actually apply for family reunion visa"?
I would highly appreciate your advice on this matter. Thank you.