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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:

Questions regarding self-employment in Germany: 

  • Find out about the available special consulting and information services in the Advisory services section.
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