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Self-employed persons

You can receive a residence permit for the purpose of self-employment if there is an economic interest or a regional need, if the activity is expected to have positive effects on the economy and the funding is secured (section 21 subs. 1 sentence 1 of the Residence Act).

Further information: see brochure entitled "Studying and Working in Germany", pages 22 et seqq. and page 36

Have you graduated from a German higher education institution or, as a researcher or academic, have a residence permit for the purpose of employment or research? Then you may already receive a residence title for the purpose of self-employment if the intended activity is connected with the knowledge acquired in the university education or with the previous activity as an academic or researcher (section 21 subs. 2a of the Residence Act).

Further information: see brochure entitled "Studying and Working in Germany", pages 23 et seqq. and page 36

Date 1 January 2014

Additional Information

You will find useful information here

For further information see the indicated addresses or the link “important contacts” at the end of the list.

work and job (The Federal Employment Agency)

Telephone: Hotline +49 1801 555111
homepage: Federal Employment Agency

Important addresses

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