Residence permit for the purpose of gainful employment Granted for the exercise of an independent activity

You can apply for a temporary residence permit to take up an independent activity. A residence permit is a residence permit. The issue of a residence permit is only possible for a specific purpose, such as, among other things, for the commencement of self-employment.

Valid National Pass Proof of health insurance; lease Curriculum vitae and proof of qualifications of previous activities and training (certificate, certificates or certificates) Financing Plan / Business Plan 1 current biometric photo Please ask the immigration authority responsible for you if you need to submit further documents.

Online procedure possible: no Written form required: no Personal appearance necessary: yes

The residence permit can only be issued to you if: there is an economic interest or a regional need for the activity, and the activity has a positive impact on the German economy, and the financing of the implementation is secured by equity or a loan commitment. If you have reached the age of 45, adequate retirement provision is also required. In addition, the general conditions for granting a residence permit must be met. These are in particular: a secure livelihood, a clarified identity, Possession of a valid national passport.
Section 21 paragraph 1, paragraph 3, paragraph 4 sentence 1 Law on the residence, employment and integration of foreigners in the federal territory (Residence Act - AufenthG)

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Further information can be found on the Internet in the Federal Government's portal for specialists from abroad

You can only apply for a residence permit in person with the immigration authority responsible for your place of residence. You present the required documents in the original and pay the application fee. The aliens' authority checks whether the conditions for grant are met. If necessary, the participation of other authorities will take place. If all requirements are met, the immigration authority will take your biometric data (photo, fingerprints) and order the electronic residence permit (eAT) from Bundesdruckerei GmbH. As soon as the eAT is completed, it will be handed over to you by the immigration authority.