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I am a Nigerian. I live in Croatia and my wife, a Croatia citizen, lives and works in Germany. Recently I was caught with my expired passport by Slovenia police while going to Austria to renew my passport and they issued me six months ban from Slovenia and now I want to apply for a German family reunion visa to join my wife in Germany. Will the ban affect my family reunion visa?

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    Can someone explain why this is a duplicate? The duplicate appears to be about a German ban while this one is about a Slovenian ban. Is it because the Slovenian ban will be easily discoverable due to both countries being in the EU and Schengen? – mkennedy Apr 6 at 20:30
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    @mkennedy, both countries would apply the Schengen visa code. There are some slight differences in interpretation between countries, but the basic rules are the same. – o.m. Apr 7 at 4:25
  • I agree with @mkennedy. Being caught with an expired passport is very different from being caught with fake documents. – MJeffryes Apr 7 at 8:24

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