Marriage or Cohabitation?
I am about to apply for family reunification with my danish bf as cohabitating partners. I'm a non-EU resident and I've been living in Denmark with my bf for three years (2 for doing my masters and 1 for working under the establishment card scheme). We have quite a lot of things settled in terms of the application such as having shared residence for over 3 years, I've passed my PD3, we have shared bank accounts, etc. I've heard a lot of "horror stories" about family reunification rejections though, despite people fulfilling the requirements and especially for non-EU residents. Some people are telling us to "Just get married already. It'll be easier!"
Will getting married be easier though? As far as I can tell, the process of family reunification is almost the same for married and cohabitating partners. We are engaged but I don't know if we should rush into this extra step of marriage now - unless it makes the process easier.
Any clarification on what exactly makes marriage a much easier approach to the application process more successful? I can't seem to find much information on it on nyidanmark.