Do I need a visa to start your business?

Do I need a visa to start your business? The answer to this question generally can be divided into three parts: German or EU/EFTA citizens Third countries without a visa requirement Third countries with a visa requirement   German or EU/EFTA citizens If you have a German or EU/EFTA citizenship you’re lucky. You have full […]

10 Steps to Starting a Business in Germany

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10 Steps to Starting a Business in Germany – Overview (quick links) Step 1: Creating the business plan Step 2: Finding the right legal form Step 3: Registering your address in Germany Step 4: Opening a bank account Step 5: Getting the right visa Step 6: Freiberufler or Gewerbetreibender Step 7: Getting a trade license […]

Categories of Work Permits and Visa in Germany

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Categories of Work Permits in Germany – To be allowed to live and work in Germany legally, you must have a German work and residence permit. You don’t have to apply for a German work permit separately from a residence permit; you get them both through a single application at the Ausländerbehörde (that’s the German Immigration […]