Do I need a Permanent Residence authorization to enter Germany?
Whether you need a permanent residence authorization before entering Germany depends on your country of origin and your citizenship. EU- or EFTA-member country citizens do not need work visas or permanent residence authorizations. Citizens of Third Countries (Drittstaaten) must either apply for a visa and/or permanent residence permission. Determining which rules apply to you or your employees is best assessed by an experienced German lawyer specialized in labor law.
Please note that citizens of the US and Canada may enter Germany visa-free for tourism and business purposes. During the permitted visa-free stay (usually 90 days within 6 months), a longer-term residence and work permit can be applied for.
As your legal counsel, we can assess your individual situation and prepare all permit application documents.