Migration Law / Foreign Professionals

European and German immigration law offers numerous opportunities like work permit or Blue Card EU for companies to employ foreign specialists. There are special visa & immigration regulations for graduates of foreign or domestic universities, company specialists, managing directors, executives, shareholders and for certain professions (“MINT”), e.g. in the fields of IT and engineering.


For companies in other EU countries, it is possible to send managers, specialists and trainees to Germany by way of an internal company transfer.

For a qualification in Germany it is possible to apply for a visa for a language course and studies. The cities  of Hamburg and Berlin offer regulations to facilitate the granting of visas to artists.

The legal regulations are not always clear at first glance and depending on the desired work visa, various bodies – embassy, foreigners authority, employment agency, professional associations, etc. – can be involved. A successful procedure with regard to a residence permit or blue card – EU usually begins with the right job profile.

A right of residence has far-reaching consequences. Depending on their status, they are entitled to self-employment, family reunification, integration courses, social benefits and mobility within Germany or the
European Union.

In the area of humanitarian residence, rights may arise through recognition as a person entitled to asylum or refugee under the Geneva Refugee Convention, deportation bans or through a longer stay and integration.

In addition, there are other peculiarities that depend on nationality.

Mr. Brenneisen specializes in issues of immigration law and as lecturer in this field, as well (see “Vocational Training – Seminars”) and he represents and offers legal advice for the following topics:

  • right of residence
  • work permit
  • naturalization
  • Blue Card EU
  • free movement of EU citizens and family members
  • family reunification
  • asylum / refugee law
  • deportations
  • artist’s visas
  • visas