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German Lawyers for Private and Business Clients

Our team of lawyers for German immigration law and residence law will accompany you, your family and/or your company in all legal matters on the way to Germany. 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.


Immigration to Germany: Information Center

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 Europe and is very focused 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.

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German Immigration Lawyers: Our 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.

Business Immigration to 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 granting of a residence permit.

Employment Immigration Germany

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, from all over the world, often 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 German 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.

Corporate Immigration to Germany

Moving an established company to Germany brings challenges for even the most experienced of business professionals. Having a professional legal partner with the inside know-how and ability to assist in legal matters is crucial to success throughout its time in Germany. At Schlun & Elseven Attorneys, we pride ourselves on the fact that we are a full-service law firm. With this in mind, we not only provide assistance on the immigration side of law but also on issues such as German employment law and German corporate law.

With corporate immigration and relocation services, we outline exactly what is included under the topic of “full-service” both for companies and business executives.

Family Immigration

Living in Germany can be difficult for people not used to the culture and language, however, this can be made easier with loved ones nearby. The manner by which a family can be reunited in Germany varies depending on which part of the world you are coming from, the nature of your stay in Germany and which visa you are in Germany under. Our articles on family reunification outline the requirements for the various situations. These articles are very detailed and the processes in question can be time-consuming.

At Schlun & Elseven our immigration law team is experienced in this field. We have worked with clients from all over the world in ensuring successful family reunification in Germany. Contact us today to benefit from our assistance. Read our articles to find out more about the process involved.

German Citizenship & Permanent Residency

German citizenship can come about in two ways – through descent and through naturalization. Both processes demonstrate the importance of Germany to the individual, whether this is through their familial links to the country or through their ability to fully partake in life in their new home. For many individuals their familial links are very important for self-discovery. Knowing where our family comes from and having the chance to connect with that allows them to really appreciate who they are. In some cases they are able to avail of dual citizenship but this can be a complicated process. Read our articles on both topics to find out more.

German citizenship by naturalization allows people born outside of Germany to become German citzens due to them residing in Germany. Citizenship is not a requirement to live and work in Germany but it does provide a number of benefits such as voting rights, the ability to remain in Germany permanently and it means that visas and resident permits are no longer required. For those who have made Germany their home and have no desire to move, getting German citizenship by naturalization can be a matter of huge importance. Read our article to find out more about what is involved and contact our office directly for further assistance.

German citizenship allows an individual to benefit from not only what Germany has to offer, but also grants the holder access to the entire EU and Schengen Zone. As a German citizen one benefits from holding one of the most powerful passports in the world, opens the door for study, work and retirement across Europe and can travel visa-free to numerous countries around the world. Whether it is for personal or business reasons, those people potentially eligible for German citizenship should consider the options available to them.

Visiting Germany: Visa

As the most powerful economy in Europe and one of the most powerful in the world, many people find themselves needing to come to Germany. Whether this is to benefit from using the highly-efficient German health service, for business meetings, for sporting / entertainment events or for any other reason it may be necessary to use a short-term visa. These short-term visas (Schengen Visa, Business Visa and Visa for Medical Purposes) consist of time-wasting bureaucracy and for this reason using the services of our lawyers will ensure that the matter is made as straight-forward as possible.

Our lawyers work with people making their way to Germany on a daily basis and will provide clear guidance when it comes to ensuring that deadlines are not missed and the right documents are submitted to the right offices. Please read our articles now to find out whether a Schengen / Business Visa is required for your stay in Germany and to see the guidelines relating to the different visas. Contact us directly for more specialized assistance.

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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: Abschira Kontny

Abschira Kontny

Lawyer for German Immigration Law: Jens Schmidt

Jens Schmidt

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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

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Contact our team of German Immigration Lawyers

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