ENTRY BAN TO GERMANY
Part of our law firm “Rasic & Partners Europe” successfully deals with the
procedures for lifting bans on entering the Schengen area. Entry bans are most often
issued to persons from the so-called third countries for a period of 6 months to 20
years. In cooperation with the Bundeskriminalamt (Federal Criminal Police Office
of Germany), we have been successfully participating in administrative proceedings
before the competent federal authority for many years. Also, to exercise the right to
freedom of movement for the benefit of our clients, we submit requests for the
cancellation of the imposed bans on entering the Schengen area. Depending on the
assessment of the situation of each case, there is a possibility of reducing the period
for which the ban was imposed.
How can we help?
Cooperation with our attorneys can help you find out your status in the Schengen
Information System (SIS). Your appointed attorney will guide you through every
step and provide you with ongoing information and expert advice. Our team is fully
equipped and ready to meet your needs and specific requirements. If you are
abroad, your representative can submit the necessary documentation to our team, and we can take care of the rest for you.
Reasons for banning entry into the Schengen area
There are several reasons why the competent authorities may issue you with a ban
on entry into Germany. Below is a list of examples based on which a ban can be
• Committing any type of criminal act
• Violation of any law of the Federal Republic of Germany
• Illegal entry into the Federal Republic of Germany
• Exceeding the time of 90 days within a period of 180 days
• Staying longer than the period for which the visa was approved
How long does the entry ban last?
The entry ban usually lasts for 2 years. Sometimes the entry ban can last longer or
shorter. The decision states how long the entry ban lasts. This depends on your
1 year: for exceeding 3 to 90 days.
2 years: the usual period (for example for an overdraft of more than 90 days).
10 years: if you pose a risk to public order.
20 years: if you pose a risk to public order and national security.
When does the ban start to run?
Your period of ineligibility takes effect:
The day (date) you actually leave the EU, EEA, or Switzerland;
The day (date) you return to another EU or EEA country or Switzerland if you are
allowed to live there.
The end of the entry ban
Has the no-entry period expired and have you followed the no-entry rules? Will the
entry ban automatically end?
Part of the business of the law firm “Rasic & Partners Europe” also refers to the
procedures for erasing issued bans. It is about an expired entry ban. Since bans from
the Schengen Information System are not automatically removed after the time they
were issued, our attorneys will provide you with legal assistance in the form of
advice and representation before the competent authorities of the Schengen
Information System (SIS).