Migration law

A foreigner is anyone who is not German within the meaning of article 116 subsection 1 Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany (Grundgesetz), Section 2 subsection 1 of the Residence Act (Aufenthaltsgesetz).

Migration (latin migratio  “migration, relocation”) is a part of the human existence. Man is a kind of wandering creature. Historically speaking, settledness is not in the human nature and migration is.

Person without German citizenship (foreigner) may encounter many regulations governing the right of foreigners, starting from submitting the application for the grant of a residence permit up until expulsion/deportation.

The German migration law regulates the conditions to which foreigners can enter Germany and for how long/whether they may stay there.

These rules shall be primarily regulated by the Residence Act (Aufenthaltsgesetz) and the corresponding regulations.

Law office SMR will provide you with the legal assistance with issues relating to the migration law. Quickly and competently.

We deal every day with:

  • Issuing and extension of residence permit (family reunification, Schengen Visa, studies, gainful employment, Blue Card, returnees, Association Agreement EU/ Republic of Turkey (ARB 1/80), Freedom of Movement Law/EU
  • Solidified residence permit (issuing settlement permit or EU long-term residence permit)
  • Avoid termination of residence (expulsion/deportation, cancellation of Residence Permit, detention)
  • Acquisition and loss of German citizenship (granting of citizenship, deprivation of citizenship, dual citizenship)
  • Social rights for foreigners (unemployment benefits (Arbeitslosengeld II/Hartz 4), work permit, child benefit, parental benefit, housing allowance et cetera)

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