Freelancer “Freiberufler” Visa

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If you are a non-EU/non-EEA/non-Swiss citizen and want to freelance in liberal professions in Germany, then you need to apply this visa. This visa is granted for 3 month(s) and can be converted into a residence permit while your visa is valid. The resident permit can be upto 3 years. After 3 years spent with a residence permit for freelancing, you may get a settlement permit. This can happen only if you decide setting-up a retail or manual trade business, since then.

Upon arrival, your freelance activity must be registered with the tax office.

Liberal ‘freelance’ professions in Germany, according to EStG §18, are self-employment jobs in the following fields: Healthcare, Law, Tax and business counseling, Scientific/technical, Linguistic and Information-transmitting.

NOTE: Citizens of Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, the United States of America and South Korea can apply for a freelance visa upon their arrival in Germany.

Application Process:

  1. Prepare your visa application.
  2. Make an appointment.
  3. Go to the application center, of the German consulate in your country for submission of application and interview.
  4. Get your biometrics done and pay the related visa fees. Keep the receipt for the collection of visa.
  5. Your documents and background check along with application and interview will decide whether you will get the visa or not.
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DURATION

3-36 months

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CITIZENSHIP

132 Month(s)

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FEES

68 (approx.)

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P. RESIDENCY

36 Month(s)

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COMPLEXITY

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