Freedom of Movement
Every citizen of the European Union has the right to move and reside freely within the territory of the member states.
Generally every citizen of the Union is free to enter, reside, work, offer or receive services in Germany.
A residence or work permit is not necessary for EU-citizens.
The citizen just has to announce at the registry office that he settles down in Germany. Relatives have the right to reside in
Germany also, even if they do not have the citizenship of
a member state. There are no restrictions for self-employment.
This right can be lost, if the foreign police declares that the foreigner has lost the freedom of movement.
This can be the case, if he endangers the public order, security or health. A non-working EU-citizen has the right to reside
in Germany, if he has sufficient means of subsistence and health insurance.
Non-EU family members have the right to live together with the EU-citizen if the EU-citizen has the right of free movement.
Parents and older children may need to be supported by the EU-citizen financially.
Our licensed specialist (Fachanwalt) in Immigration Law is Sven Hasse.
Schönhauser Allee 83
Tel.: +49 (0)30 4467 4467
Fax: +49 (0)30 4467 4468
Phone: Mo-Fr: 7-19h
Office: Mo-Fr: 10-13h &
Schönhauser Allee Arcaden