Add to Germany’s economy with your start-up idea! As an EU citizen you may enter and stay in Germany without a visa due to the free movement of persons. All you need for entry is a valid identity card or comparable proof of identity. This is also the case if you are a citizen of Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway or Switzerland. Here you can find further information relevant for EU citizens.
What are the general requirements for exercising a self-employed activity?
As an EU citizen you are subject to the same conditions as Germans for exercising self-employed activities. Find out about the regulations that apply in the section Setting up a business.
Do you require individual consultation?
There are various ways to contact us:
- via E-Mail
- by telephone through our “Hotline Working and Living in Germany“ (German, English)
- or contact the Virtual Welcome Center via chat.
Questions regarding self-employment in Germany:
- Find out about the available special consulting and information services in the Advisory services section.