I am European, living and working in Germany and my girlfriend, who is Brazilian, is soon to move in with me in Germany for ten months. We plan to ask for a long-term visa for her, either for intensive German courses or for family reunion (we would marry this year in Germany). For both visas Brazilians do NOT need to ask beforehand. They can enter Germany on a short-term visa, then ask for the long-term visa at the local authorities.
But what documents are needed to enter Germany, the ones for the short or the long term visa?
If, when passing the border, she says she intends to ask for a long-term visa (which will be obvious because her return flight is ten months later) does she already need to fulfill at this moment the conditions for the long-term visa?
I'm asking this because these are quite constraining compared to the conditions of the tourist visa and it would be problematic to fulfill them right now:
- 8,640€ on a German blocked account vs "enough money for 3 months"
- in case of visa for language courses, proof of registration to ten months of intensive courses (to be paid beforehand...)
And how does she deal with entering Germany with a return flight so late?
I read that in the conditions for obtaining the Schengen 3-months visa, you need to show a return flight within three months.