Business Migration for US Citizens

November 6, 2020

For more than 20 years, vpmk has represented U.S. nationals in legal proceedings concerning residence law and German citizenship.

German migration law offers numerous privileges to US-American citizens. Thus, U.S. citizens can apply for long-term residence permits from within Germany without having to go through the German missions abroad. Moreover, the law of business migration offers numerous opportunities for US nationals to set up legal residence in Germany.

Even without a university degree or vocational training, a residence permit for the purpose of employment can be applied for if the employment contract complies with German labour law and existing collective wage agreements and if no one with a higher immigration status is eligible for that position. Company foundations and the exercise of self-employment are facilitated by the Freundschafts-, Handels- und Schifffahrtsvertrag from October 29th 1954 (BGBl. II S. 487), Artikel II Abs. 1 (Meistbegünstigungsklausel).

We are well acquainted with the special conditions and limitations imposed because of the Covid-19 pandemic and we are looking forward to sharing our comprehensive knowledge and experience in a consultation.



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