THE BEST IMMIGRATION LAWYERS IN BERLIN

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. 

With immigration and citizenship laws in Germany rapidly changing in 2024, their role becomes even more important. Harness their experience and knowledge to take the stress out of visa applications and other related issues and let them be your guide through those processes.

If you live in Berlin and need visa or asylum application assistance, use our carefully curated list of immigration lawyers in Berlin.

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It’s important to note that The Berlin Life does not employ a legal team and is not in a position to provide expertise in immigration and citizenship issues. This list is simply intended to be a valuable resource for those who are seeking help on these matters. 

Contact any of the immigration lawyers below to get started. 

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) Frank Ertan Ulrich

Attorney Frank Ertan Ulrich helps in several areas but also offers legal assistance for immigration matters. Services are provided in English, German, and Turkish. Mr. Ulrich can help with permanent residency and citizenship applications, marriage and deportation matters, and even help dealing with Turkish military service requirements. 

4) 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).

5) SCHLUN & ELSEVEN

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.

6) SERS RA

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

7) Stefan Gräbner 

Stefan Gräbner is an experienced English-speaking immigration lawyer; offering legal services for obtaining visas, residence permits, asylum, and German citizenship. He assists foreigners in setting up new businesses or becoming self-employed freelancers and also helps with student visas, family reunification visas, and more. 

8) vpmk Attorneys at Law

This team of eight lawyers offers support in English, French, and Spanish. They offer support on several topics including residence permits, deportation matters, 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.

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