Relocation Services to Germany

Relocation Services to Germany

Our Relocation Services to Germany are tailored to your individual needs. We care for work permits, residence permits, apartment searches, schooling and more throughout Germany.

Relating to another country like Germany, immersing oneself in a foreign culture, and becoming part of a new society can be a great challenge. Processing new impressions and experiences can consume considerable time and energy. External support can be helpful when additional organizational and bureaucratic hurdles come along. Our specialists at Schlun & Elseven are here as your reliable partners in all matters related to the relocation to Germany.

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When relocating to Germany, make sure to have a partner on the ground.

At S&E, we provides our clients with comprehensive support.

Preparing the Move to Germany

Several documents will have to be acquired before getting started in Germany. At Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte, our lawyers will gladly take care of several aspects of your move. Our German visa lawyers are ready to support you with acquiring the necessary residence permits and visas. Our team can also advise you on matters of bringing your family with you to Germany.

With extensive experience in immigration, our lawyers can advise you on work permits and confirmation letters from employers. Similarly, we will outline whether your application or degree is at the required level to work in Germany.

Our services include advising clients regarding tax IDs in Germany, German and foreign police records, and whether any issues will arise, translating and authenticating official documents and ensuring that you have the available documents for opening a bank account.

Our law firm has years of experience in German relocation and works closely with authorities. Over time we have established valuable contacts during this period of cooperation.

For our lawyers, dealing with authorities and overcoming bureaucratic difficulties is a matter of routine, allowing you to receive all residence permits and other official documents as fast as possible.

Our Support in Germany

The organisational effort that comes with a relocation to Germany involves, of course, much more than the initial application for papers. Since almost every aspect of life is affected by a decision to relocate, all aspects require efficient restructuring, for which knowledge of the location, the market and the legal system is required. We offer you help in the following fields:


  • Guidance in choosing the right area or city: information on the rental market, cultural offerings, sports and shopping facilities, private schools and kindergartens
  • Home Search: viewing appointments, lease negotiation, legal review and translation of the rental agreement, coordination of payments of deposit and hand-over of keys
  • Moving in: connection to utilities, application for internet/telephone access, registration for mandatory licence fees for Radio, TV and new media (GEZ)
  • Car registration, driver’s license, first aid course and eye test
  • Insurances: health, household, liability


  • Information about the German educational system
  • Application for kindergarten, schools and universities
  • Child benefits and other social benefits
  • Dog Registration

Making Connections / Integrating

  • Organization of language courses
  • Support in organizing babysitters, cleaners, gardeners, etc.
  • Information on foreign-language doctors, dentists, tax counsels, etc.


  • Extension of residence/work permits
  • Drafting of pensions plans
  • Applications for German citizenship

Departure from Germany

If you plan on leaving Germany, there are also steps that need to be taken. It can be the case, that you may need to leave in a hurry due to personal or professional issues. Our team is available to provide valuable support in the following areas:

  • Leaving your home: termination of the lease, hand-over of keys to the landlord, organization of mail forwarding services, cancellation of utility contracts, telephone/internet contracts, GEZ
  • Relocating the family: termination of employment contract, deregistration from school / kindergarten / university, cancellation of child benefits
  • Leaving the country: car-deregistration, deregistration of residency

If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact our lawyers directly using the details below.

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Practice Group: German Immigration Law

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German Immigration Law

Aykut Elseven

Lawyer | Managing Partner

Nora Nolan


Contact our German Lawyers

Please use the contact form to ask us about our relocation services. After receiving your request, we will make a short preliminary assessment based on the information provided and give you a cost estimation.