Handling immigration issues on your own is a daunting task anywhere, never mind in Germany where the country’s love for bureaucracy is well established. Whether you’re looking to have someone help you with your asylum application, work permit, or family reunification visa, an immigration lawyer will help you navigate the process with ease and ensure your application is processed correctly. 

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Contact any of these top immigration lawyers in Berlin:

1) Anwaltssozietät Jurati

A small firm with four lawyers, Anwaltssozietät Jurati provides legal expertise to help you get a visa (freelance, employment, students), get citizenship/permanent residency, asylum and refugee applications, and more.

2) Fiona Macdonald

Reader recommended Fiona Macdonald offers legal support in numerous areas, including asylum law, family reunification visas, blue card visas, citizenship applications, LGBTIQ* refugees, and more. 

3) Law Office Grueneberg

Ernesto Grueneberg specializes in immigration law, assisting non-German residents with visas, long-term residency, as well as asylum and refugee applications (or other related issues).


This firm helps newbies to Germany on a number of topics, including immigration. Whether you’re applying for a work visa like a Blue Card, hoping to get German citizenship, seeking help with family reunification matters, or looking to start a business in Germany, SCHLUN & ELSEVEN can assist you with the related legal process.


SERS RA aids newcomers to Germany with matters like business and medical visas, residence permits, family reunification, self-employment visas, and more.

6) vpmk Attorneys at Law

This team of eight lawyers offers support in English, French, and Spanish. They offer support on a number of topics including residence permits, deportation matters, and marriages, as well as civil unions.

Have we missed any good immigration lawyers in Berlin? Drop a comment below and we’ll be sure to update our list.



Cheryl Howard, Founder @ The Berlin Life

Cheryl Howard, Founder @ The Berlin Life

Hi, I’m Cheryl. My mission is to help you move to Berlin and find work.

A Canadian in Berlin for 10+ years, I have the unique experience of moving to Berlin – not once, but twice. During my time in Berlin, I’ve had five different visas and worked as both a freelancer and a permanent employee for numerous Berlin companies. I even managed to find a new job during the pandemic and again in 2023, during Germany’s recession and massive layoffs in tech. 

My day job has involved work as a hiring manager, overseeing the recruitment of countless people, as well as a team coach helping teams and individuals work better and find happiness in their careers. Through my side projects, I’ve also shared my personal experiences by publishing a series of helpful blog posts, creating a thriving community of job seekers, and hosting events to help people find work in Berlin. In 2021, I decided to put my coaching and recruiting talents to use by creating The Berlin Life, bringing my existing content and community together in one spot.

The combination of my personal and professional experience means I know exactly what it takes to move to Berlin and find work.