Relocation Service Germany

Our Relocation Services to Germany are tailored to your individual needs. We care for work permits, residence permits, apartment search, schooling and more throughout Germany. To relocate in another country like Germany, to immerse oneself in a foreign culture, to become part of a new society – this can be a great challenge. Processing new impressions and experiences can consume a considerable amount of time and energy. When additional organizational and bureaucratic hurdles come along, external support can prove helpful. Our specialists at Schlun & Elseven are here as your reliable partners in all matters related to the relocation to Germany.

Establishing a branch in Germany is an effort that offers many chances, but that should not be underestimated. Our team takes care of any legal questions that may arise during the relocation process and makes sure that management and employees can focus on the essentials.

We do take into consideration your individual circumstances and work out a cost efficient, creative and straightforward solution together with our clients. Personal satisfaction is a key attribute to professional success.

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

As a full-service law firm, Schlun & Elseven Attorneys provide our clients with comprehensive support

Experience in German Relocation

Our law firm has long-standing experience in the field of German relocation and works closely with authorities. Over time we have established useful contacts during this period of cooperation. For our lawyers, dealing with authorities and overcoming bureaucratic difficulties is a simple matter of routine, allowing you to receive all residence permits and other official documents as fast as possible. We also regularly negotiate with private individuals and companies, making sure to find common ground while still securing you the best deal.

Getting started in Germany

Before getting started in a new country, several documents will have to be acquired. We will gladly take care of the application process from the very beginning and ensure its successful completion. Among the information and documents, we frequently obtain for our clients, are the following:

  • Registration at the local authorities
  • Residence permits and short-term permits related to immigration
  • EU Blue Card
  • ICT Card
  • Family Visa
  • Work permits and confirmation letters for/from employer
  • Tax IDs
  • German and foreign police records
  • Visas for foreign countries, tracking of visa applications
  • Translation and authentication of official documents / copies
  • Documents for opening a bank account

Relocation to Germany: Building a Life

The organizational 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
  • Application for German Citizenship

Departure from Germany

If you plan on leaving Germany, we can offer you 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

Practice Group for Relocation in Germany

Lawyer for German Extradition Law & Interpol: Aykut Elseven

Aykut Elseven

Lawyer for German Extradition Law & Interpol: Dr. Tim Schlun

Dr. Tim Schlun

Abschira Kontny: Lawyer

Abschira Kontny

Rechtsanwalt Jens Schmidt

Jens Schmidt

Contact our Practice Group for German Relocation

Sandra Zimmerling Lawyer

Sandra Zimmerling

Samir Muratovic - Lawyer

Samir Muratovic

Daniel Schewior - Lawyer

Daniel Schewior

Legal Representation in Immigration and Relocation Services

Relocation to another country provides challenges. These can include the elements that we have previously mentioned or any number of other issues. A successful relocation and settled personal life in Germany, where integration is seamless and where connections are established, will in turn lead to success in your line of work. As a full-service law firm, Schlun & Elseven Attorneys and our lawyers are available to our clients to assist in setting up their new lives in Germany.

Our attorneys speak English and German as well as other languages. We are based in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Aachen as well as that we have additional conference facilities in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart. Furthermore, we can be reached on a variety of platforms for those contacting us outside of Germany. Make sure to contact us today using our details below if you need more information on any issue concerning the relocation services we offer or any other immigration issues. Our legal team look forward to working with you.

Contact a Lawyer for German Relocation Service

Please use the contact to inform us about your concerns in the field of German Relocation. After receiving your request, we will make a short preliminary assessment based on the information provided and give you a cost estimation. You are then free to decide whether you want to instruct our lawyers for German Immigration Law. We will gladly present you with to your opportunities and possibilities as part of an initial assessment.

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