I did a quick search and did not see anything relating to this subject. I just was informed that if my wife is unable to show sufficient income to qualify for a D7 visa that I would need to get a D7 visa for myself, and then once I have received my Portugal residency we would start the Family Reunification process for her. If I understood correctly, she would be able to accompany me to Portugal (from Germany) and stay with me until this process is complete. My question is, has anyone on here done this already (not necessarily from Germany of course), and if so, what was your experience? I read a post on another forum on a different FB group saying basically avoid this at all costs as it is a huge pain in the butt. Anyone have input one way or the other? We would like to be able for my wife to delay collecting her SS for another year or two as she would be able to collect a few hundred dollars more each month. Thanks in advance!