Applying for a residence permit for the purpose of self-employment Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
You can obtain a residence permit if you intend to take up self-employment.
To take up self-employment, you can apply for a temporary residence permit.
A residence permit is a residence permit. The residence permit can only be issued for a specific purpose, including taking up self-employment.
- Valid National Pass
- proof of health insurance;
- Curriculum vitae and proof of qualifications about previous activities and training (degree certificates, certificates or certificates)
- Financing Plan / Business Plan
- 1 current biometric photo
- Please ask the immigration authority responsible for you whether 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 regional need for the activity, and
- the activity can be expected to have a positive impact on the economy in Germany and
- the financing of the implementation is secured by equity or by a loan commitment.
If you have already reached the age of 45, an adequate pension plan is also required.
Furthermore, 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.
§ 21 Residence Act
§ 45 Residence Ordinance
You can only apply for a residence permit in person at the immigration authority responsible for your place of residence.
- You submit the required documents in the original and pay the application fee.
- The Foreigners' Registration Office checks whether the conditions for grant are met.
- If necessary, the participation of other authorities takes place.
- If all requirements are met, the Foreigners' Registration Office 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 Foreigners' Registration Office.
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