German Immigration Lawyers

Germany is the second most popular migration destination in the world, after the United States and is becoming more and more popular for private individuals and international companies. The reasons for the interest in immigrating to Germany are very diverse. Germany is the largest economy in all of Europe and focuses on innovation. This attracts many companies from abroad to Germany. Social security, a high standard of living and the fact that German passport is the most powerful in the world are further reasons for immigration to Germany. Our team of lawyers for German immigration law advises and represents both private individuals and companies in all areas of immigration law. Whether visas for job seekers, EU Blue Cards, residence permits for employees, residence permits for investors, family reunions, applications for settlement permits or German citizenship, there is a wide range of possibilities.

Often, obtaining competent legal advice by a specialist immigration lawyer in Germany is extremely helpful or even indispensable. Our firm, with its offices in Aachen, Düsseldorf and Cologne and conference rooms throughout Germany will advise and represent you in all matters relating to German immigration law and residence permits in Germany. Below, you can learn more about the services we offer in the area of Immigration law.

Immigration Law Expertise

To ensure that you are making the right applications to the relevant immigration authorities and embassies, it is recommended that you obtain competent legal advice from specialized German immigration lawyers. In particular, an expertise regarding the implementation of EU Community law on a national level and a thorough understanding of European legal sources are of vital importance. The immigration lawyers at Schlun & Elseven are therefore glad to assist you in all matters involving german immigration law, residence permits and citizenship law. If you intend to apply for a work visa, an EU Blue Card, residence permit for self-employment, family reunification, study visa, business visa, extension of residence permit, permanent residency or German citizenship, our immigration lawyers are at your disposal.

Our immigration services include the following:

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Practice Group for German Immigration Law

Lawyer for German Immigration Law: Aykut Elseven

Aykut Elseven

Lawyer for German Immigration Law: Dr. Tim Schlun

Dr. Tim Schlun

Lawyer for German Immigration Law: Abshira Hassan

Abschira Hassan

Lawyer for German Immigration Law: Jens Schmidt

Jens Schmidt

Contact our Practice Group for German Immigration Law

Lawyer for German Immigration Law: Samir Muratovic

Samir Muratovic

Lawyer for German Immigration Law: Sandra Zimmerling

Sandra Zimmerling

Lawyer for German Immigration Law: Daniel Schewior

Daniel Schewior

Residence permit for highly skilled migrants

Businesses are growing and have become part of a global network. As a result, there is an increased interest in well-educated and international personnel in Germany. This means that highly qualified foreign citizens receive job offers in Germany or the EU. However, in order to pursue a profession in Germany, it will first be necessary to obtain a residence permit and an employment permit.

For employees in so-called shortage occupations, which include doctors, engineers and IT specialists, the “EU Blue Card” under §19a of the German Residence Act is particularly useful. In accordance with this, university graduates from non-EU countries who pursue these professions should, with a job offer in combination with an annual minimum gross salary, obtain the “Blue Card”. The holder of such a Blue Card may stay in the EU for up to four years and there are also prospects regarding a potential permanent settlement permit and a family reunification. Our team of German immigration lawyers will advise you on all questions concerning residence permits in Germany.

Residence permit by investment in Germany

The German Residence Act also applies to foreign investors and self-employed persons. Under the conditions of § 21 of the German Residence Act, business creators from outside of the EU can obtain a residence permit. Due to the comprehensive services we offer, we can provide our clients with a team of expert lawyers and assist them from the creation of their business to the grant of a residence permit.

International Team of Immigration Lawyers

The international team of immigration lawyers at Schlun & Elseven can advise and represent individuals and companies with business fluency in the following languages: Arabic, German, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.

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Contact our team of German Immigration Lawyers

Please use the form on the right to inform us about your concerns in the field of German immigration law. After receiving your request, our immigration lawyers will make a short preliminary assessment on the basis of the information provided and will provide you with a quoatation. You are then free to decide whether you want to instruct our lawyers for immigration law.

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Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte PartG
Von-Coels-Straße 214
52080 Aachen (Eilendorf)
Tel: +49 241 4757140
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Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte PartG
Kyffhäuserstr. 45
50674 Köln
Tel: +49 221 93295960
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Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte PartG
Königsallee 60F
40212 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 882 84196
Fax: 0221 932959669

Conference Rooms

Munich 80339
Theresienhöhe 28

Hamburg 20354
Neuer Wall 63

Berlin 10785
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Stuttgart 70174
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Frankfurt 60314
Hanauer Landstrasse 291 B