If you’re dreaming of self-employment in Germany, here’s a guide to obtaining a residence permit for your freelance business.
Choose Your Path
In Germany, you can be a freelancer (Freiberufler) or a self-employed entrepreneur (Gewerbe). Your choice affects your visa process.
Freelancing as a Freiberufler
For freelance work (Freiberufler), apply for a “residence permit for freelance employment.” Prove financial stability and qualifications. Age 45+? Show pension provisions.
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Duration and Settlement
The initial residence permit is three years. With a successful business, you can extend it. After five years, apply for a settlement permit.
Visa, residence permit, and settlement permit fees vary. Check with the authorities for accurate fees.
Typically, submit these documents:
Embarking on a freelance career in Germany is achievable with preparation, proper documents, and consultation with the authorities. Make your freelance business a reality in Germany!
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