If members of your core family (spouse and underage children) are already legally staying within the European Union or in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Iceland, a reunification with them is possible during the international protection process.
If your family members are not in one of these countries, family reunification is not possible while you are still an applicant for international protection.
If you are an unaccompanied child and a member of your family (parent, brother/sister, uncle/aunt, grandfather/grandmother) remains legally in a “Dublin III” country, this country is responsible for the examination of your application.
If you are an adult and a member of your family is resident in one of the “Dublin III” states as a beneficiary of international protection or as an international protection applicant, if you so wish, the state where he/she is resident will undertake responsibility for examining your application. Members of the family are considered the spouse (husband or wife) or the life partner (not in all countries) and the unmarried children.
You are encouraged to contact a lawyer if you wish to apply for family reunification during your application for international protection.