Get help as a British citizen and apply for a German visa from the UK or directly get you residency permit in Germany. Whether you are starting the process at home or after arrival in Germany on the Schengen 90 day visa.Book Appointment
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British citizens have access to all visa types, and are lucky to be part of the "best friend" country list allowing you to either apply for a German visa in London at the embassy, one of the UK nationwide honorary consuls or most commonly directly in Germany doing the residency permit after entering on a 90 day Schengen visa as a tourist.
After Brexit there were some special visa types offered by the German government mostly to provide UK citizens already living in Germany with a clear path to long term or permanent residency. However since Brexit is finalised, these special visas for those moving to Germany now are no longer available.
However, UK citizens need not fear, as they still benefit from preferential access to the German labour market for those with higher education, vocational qualifications, students, families and more.
Did you know that the British embassy is sometimes faster than the German offices in processing visa applications? If you are coming to Germany to be employed and want to start immediately, it might be best to start the process in the UK. We're here to help!
UK Citizens with an employment offer have access to both employment and blue card visa types. This can be the quickest route to arrive and start working right away, with the option in some cases to fast-track the process.
British freelancers and artists can get our help applying for a German freelance visa in Berlin (a sub-type of the freelance visa), either from the embassy or directly when you arrive in Germany. Book an appointment to speak to us about freelancing in Germany as a UK citizen.
It’s no secret that Berlin is one of the world’s favourite cities for international artists and many of those come here from the UK's vibrant cultural, music and arts scene. Together with our legal partners, we’ll help you to get setup as an artist to move your practice from the UK over to Berlin.
Families which are resident in the UK and want to move to Berlin can apply at the embassy or if UK citizens directly in Berlin for a family reunification visa together with their spouse's residency permit. Options can also be available for reunification with children and even parents.
Already living in Germany as a Biritsh citizen and your visa is coming to an end? Maybe you are ready to apply for permanent residency, or want to change your job. Together with our partnered lawyers we guide you through the renewal of your German visa.
Our partnered lawyer Till Potten is experienced in all matters of civil law, is a fully licensed German lawyers, and is a fluent English speaker. He is available for legal consultations and are our trusted legal partner for the visa package.
Our partnered lawyers help you to prepare your paper work to ensure your application is properly prepared for your immigration appointment.
Get a strategic recommendation for your visa application. This legal advice includes guidance on which type of visa you can apply for, and other advice to help you in your application.
Good news! The German embassy in London is one of the fastest in processing your application. Despite not needing a national D visa, it might be beneficial for you to start the process of moving to Germany from the UK, to have a more seamless transition.
The immigration office in Berlin is notoriously cryptic and bureaucratic, and let's face it, the online booking system mostly doesn't work!
As part of our visa package we ensure that you receive your appointment with our partner lawyer submitting your request or filing directly through Business Immigration Services (BIS).