I'm in the process of moving to Vienna to work. I'm married and not from an EU country/Schengen. But we don't need a visa to go there (up to 90 days)
My work permit would mostly be under the "red-white-red" permit. Reading the oficial website here: Family reunification there's a section
Providing evidence of German language skills (“German prior to immigration”) that says:
Third-country nationals have to provide evidence of German language skills on A1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, when first applying for one of the following residence titles:
- Red-White-Red Card plus
- Family Member (and more..)
So, as I understand, my wife would need to provide an A1 German certificate along with her paperwork for the Family Member residence title.
But speaking with some people, and also people that went through the same steps, they said that if she has an university degree/diploma (which she has) can "skip" the A1 requirement on the first permit. Of course when the permit expires she'll need to prove German, that's already clear.
I was hoping someone clarify that for me. I couldn't find any information online so I'm a bit confused.
PS: We both have 0 German Skills. I'm fluent in English. She is not fluent in English but can get around herself.