for Self-employment, Freelancers and Artists
A self-employed or freelancer can be granted a visa and residence permit for the , if
- an economic interest or special regional needs applies,
- the activity is expected to have positive effects on the economy and
- personal capital on the part of the foreigner or a loan undertaking is available to realise the business idea.
The relevant authorities for the planned business location are involved in examining the application. These are usually the regional Chambers of Industry and Commerce or the local Departments of Trade and Industry.
For applications for self-employment, we can recommend a law firm that also specializes in business start-ups.
The application-procedure for artists and other freelancers is greatly simplified in Berlin. The Government of Berlin has declared a special interest in the stay of artists and other freelancers. In addition to proof of freelance or artistic activity and experience, proof of sufficient assignments or financial means to start the business is required.
Our Specialist (Fachanwalt) in Immigration Law is Sven Hasse helps you to navigate through the paperwork for a residence permit as freelancer.