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Residence permit for a freelance employment - Issuance at the location Berlin Immigration Office, Friedrich-Krause-Ufer

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Current information on this location

  • Due to the pandemic spread of the corona virus, the service is restricted until further notice.

  • In order to protect against the risk of infection we have switched to processing customer applications online and in writing.

  • Since 4th May 2020 we serve customers who registered online on our website.

  • Please note the current information on our website.

Opening hours

Monday
Until further notice, processing of applications is generally only possible online and in writing
Tuesday
Until further notice, processing of applications is generally only possible online and in writing
Wednesday
Until further notice, processing of applications is generally only possible online and in writing
Thursday
Until further notice, processing of applications is generally only possible online and in writing
Friday
Until further notice, processing of applications is generally only possible online and in writing

Information for customers with an appointment

Please note the current information on our website.

Payment options

Girocard
You can pay in cash or with a debit card (Girocard) (with PIN) at this location.

Additional information

Photo booth and copier (charge) are located at the cashier (house A, first floor).

Residence permit for a freelance employment - Issuance

A residence permit may be issued for a freelance occupation if it is expected to have a positive economic or cultural impact.

Freelance occupations include, for example, artists, writers, language teachers and self-employed doctors, engineers, auditors, interpreters or architects.

Prerequisites

  • Freelance employment
    It must be a self-employed academic, artistic, literary, teaching, educational or other self-employed professional occupation in accordance with s. 18 (1) Income Tax Act (see section "Further Information").
  • Adequate pension plan (only if you have already completed the 45th year of life)
    Perspectively, at the age of 67, you must have the following:
    • a monthly pension of 1,280.06 euros (for at least 12 years) or
    • an asset amount of 187,682.00 euros.
    Proof of a pension plan is not required for these nationalities: Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Turkey and the United States of America
    Note: An adequate pension is always necessary for the issuance of a permanent settlement permit - regardless of age or nationality.
  • Main residence in Berlin
  • In-person visit

Documents required

  • Valid passport
  • 1 current biometric photo
    35mm x 45mm, frontal shot with neutral facial expression and closed mouth, looking straight into the camera, light background
  • Form "Antrag auf Erteilung eines Aufenthaltstitels" (Application for Issuance of a Residence Permit)
    Only required for first-time application
  • Financing plan
  • Revenue forecast
  • Regarding artists and language teachers: Proof of other regular income
    E.g. own assets, regular transfers from dependent parents, submission of a declaration of obligation by a solvent third party
  • If you want to work on a fee basis: Letter of intent for the collaboration
    Submission of at least two declarations of intent (with information on type, scope and description of the occupation)
  • Fee contracts
  • Curriculum vitae
    Details of professional career, qualification certificates, diploma, references/sponsors
  • Professional permit
    If a permit is required for the freelance occupation, e.g. a license to practice law (original)
  • Health insurance
    Proof of a secure livelihood must also include sufficient health insurance. Those with statutory health insurance are sufficiently insured. Those with private health insurance must consider the type and extent of their health insurance. For more information, please read the leaflet "Information on adequate health insurance".
  • Lease or proof of home ownership
    Original
  • Rental cost / expenses for property
    Proof of the monthly rental costs (e.g. current account statement) or costs of the inhabited property; in each case in original form
  • Adequate pension plan (only if you have already completed the 45th year of life)
    You can provide evidence of adequate retirement benefits (see section "Prerequisites") by:
    • an offer from a private pension or life insurer,
    • own assets,
    • acquired pension rights or
    • operating assets
  • Proof of main residence in Berlin
    • Certificate of registration at the main residence (Meldebestätigung) or
    • lease and written confirmation of occupancy from the landlord
    More on the topic in the section "More information"

Fees

  • 100.00 euros
  • A maximum of 28.80 euros for Turkish citizens

Average time to process request

Around 5–6 weeks
A personal visit four to six weeks before the existing temporary residence title expires is best. If possible you should book an appointment for this.

Responsible authority

This service can only be taken advantage of in the Berlin Immigration Office (Landesamt für Einwanderung – LEA) at Friedrich-Krause-Ufer.

Show other authorities offering these services on the main Service Portal.