Work Freelance Visa
Most of the time, this type of visa is given to people whose line of work or
business will favor the German economy and if the funding comes from equity or
loan commitment. Business founders, sole proprietors, managing directors/legal
representatives of partnerships and corporations, and startup entrepreneurs
are all eligible for this form of visa.
To get your application approved, you must submit evidence that clients are
interested in working with you. You must receive letters of intent from potential
clients stating their purpose to hire you. This letter expresses interest in your
work or services; it is not a contract.
You'll need to show that you have the resources to live comfortably in Germany so
you won't be a burden to the German government. An amount of at least €9,000
annually will suffice.
You also must be legally residing in Germany. The Bürgeramt, or local registration
office, is where you must find lodging and register your address.
You must have a sufficient pension plan if you are above 45 years of age. And before
the age of 67, you must have a monthly pension of €1,332.36 for a minimum of 12
years or have assets totaling at least €194,631.
You do not need to apply for an entry visa if you are from the USA, Australia,
Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, or South Korea. You can easily fly to Germany, a
rrange for housing, health insurance, and tax office registration, then apply for
a Freelancer Residence Permit at the Ausländerbehörde.