Immigration Lawyer Aachen, Cologne & Düsseldorf

As a consequence of globalisation, it is becoming more and more common for foreign citizens from non-EU countries to develop an interest in visiting Germany, or in residing there for a longer period of time. This interest stems from a number of reasons. From visas for family visits to settling in Germany with an employment permit, or founding a business in Germany, there is a wide range of options. 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, will advise and represent you competently in all matters pertaining to immigration law and residence permits. Below, you can learn more about the services we offer in this area.

Immgration 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. In particular, an expertise regarding the implementation of 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 happy to assist you in all matters involving immigration law and residence permits, from applications for the extension of residence permits, to family reunifications, to founding a business. Our experts can also help you with any questions regarding a new type of residence permit, the “EU Blue Card”.

Our services include the following:

  • Residence permits for the purpose of business creation
  • Receiving German Residency by Purchasing Real Estate
  • Work permits / employment / employment bans
  • Residence permits
  • EU Blue Card
  • Residence permits – issue and extension
  • Permanent settlement permits
  • Dual nationality
  • Short term “tolerance” permits – issue and extension
  • Acquiring citizenship / citizenship test
  • Family reunification – e.g. spouses and children
  • Probationary permits
  • Refugee passports/ “blue“ passports
  • Freedom of movement certificates
  • Settlement permits
  • Self-employment
  • Higher education in Germany
  • Representation in dealings with the immigration authority

Your contact in Germany for Immigration Law

Lawyer for Immigration Law: Valerie Tiet

Valerie Tiet


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. 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 workers 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 or a family reunification.

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 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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ACQ5 Law Award 2018: Schlun & Elseven Lawyers

Locations & Contact

Office Hours

Mon. – Fr:
09:00 – 19:00 o’clock
24h Contact:
+49 211 882 84196

Appointments only after
telephone arrangement.


Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte PartG
Von-Coels-Straße 214
52080 Aachen (Eilendorf)
Tel: +49 241 4757140
Fax: 0241 47571469


Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte PartG
Kyffhäuserstr. 45
50674 Köln
Tel: +49 221 93295960
Fax: 0221 932959669


Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte PartG
Königsallee 60F
40212 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 882 84196
Fax: 0221 932959669

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Munich 80339
Theresienhöhe 28

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Neuer Wall 63

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