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Extension of a residence permit issued for a self-employed or freelance activity.

valid passport 1 current biometric photo 35mm x 45mm, frontal shot with neutral facial expression and closed mouth looking straight into the camera, bright background Examination report form (residence permit according to § 21 abs. 1 AufenthG) The audit report must be prepared by a tax consultant, auditor or a lawyer with relevant professional experience (e.B. as a specialist lawyer for tax law). In principle, it should be provided with a round stamp. On the basis of the audit report, entrepreneurs and self-employed persons provide proof of a secure livelihood and the economic success of the entrepreneurial activity. Proof of a secure livelihood (residence permit according to § 21 abs. 5 AufenthG) Freelancers (e.B. artists or language teachers) do not have to submit an examination report. For proof of secure livelihood, other documents must be submitted: tax assessments, net profit determination of the tax consultant, bank statements that prove a regular inflow of funds, settlements with gallerists and auction houses and the like. Documents must be submitted in the original and in copy. Rental agreement or proof of residential property In the original and in copy health insurance Proof of a secure livelihood also includes sufficient health insurance coverage. Those with statutory health insurance are sufficiently insured. Privately insured persons must pay attention to the type and scope of their health insurance. For more information, please read the leaflet. Adequate pensions Only if you have already reached the age of 45: An offer (original and copy) of a private pension insurance must be submitted, which at the age of 67 a monthly pension of EUR 1,109.88 (for at least 12 years) or a fortune of 159,823 EUR guaranteed. Alternatively, proof can also be provided by currently existing assets.

Possession of a residence permit The residence permit must still be valid and issued in accordance with § 21 AufenthG. Permanent residence Personal interview is required The interview should take place as far as possible with an appointment.

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