Residency for Cross-Border Commuters in Germany

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Residency for Cross-Border Commuters in Germany

German Immigration Lawyers

Living and working in two countries is not infrequently associated with various legal complications, which can sometimes be stressful for those concerned. For example, specific regulations apply to cross-border commuters regarding social insurance, tax liability and vehicle registration. To facilitate cross-border employment, German residence law provides for the possibility of a so-called cross-border commuter card. However, problems can arise when applying for it, especially concerning § 12 German Residence Regulation (AufenthV), which is the legal basis here.

The German law firm Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte offers legal assistance to support cross-border commuters obtaining this document. Our German lawyers have excellent residence law expertise and many years of experience in supporting application procedures. They will be happy to take over the entire application for your cross-border commuter card for you and ensure that all open questions are clarified with the competent authorities so that you can fully concentrate on your core tasks.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us directly for specialised legal assistance.

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Our Services

Representation in the application process
  • Comprehensive advice on the cross-border commuter card

  • Obtaining all necessary documents

  • Applying for your cross-border commuter card

  • Clarification of all open questions with the competent immigration authority

Information on
  • Your rights and obligations
  • Options for action

  • Analysis of prospects of success

  • Costs
Services in context

What is a Border-Crossing Certificate?

The border-crossing certificate is a residence permit and allows its holder the following rights:

  • To enter the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany,
  • to stay in Germany,
  • to work / to study within the specified limits.

The certificate enables holders to legally reside and work in Germany without having to give up their residence or residence permit in the neighbouring state.

Requirements for the Cross-Border Certificate

Section 12 AufenthV serves