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How long is my German self-employment visa valid for?

I am actively preparing for my application for the self-employment visa in Germany. If my application gets approved, how long is it valid for? Is it possible to extend it? Does the performance of my business impact the extension of the visa?

  • Schlun & Elseven Rechtsanwälte
    April 02, 2019

    There is no limitation regarding the validation of the German self-employment visa. Generally, the foreigner office will approve the resident permit for one year. After one year they will check if the business is running according to the expectations in the business plan and will extend the resident permit in this case. The performance of the business is important to extend the visa. If the business is not running well it is still possible to extend the resident permit, if you can explain the foreigner office the reasons for it.