KNOWLEDGE BASE Visa And Work Permit Options For Germany



Knowing which visa or work permit is right for your situation, and going through the application process, can seem daunting. Globig has compiled visa and work permit information and resources to help you navigate this confusing area. 


Globig's Hiring Options In Germany section and the resources below lay out your visa options. 

If you hire or bring an employee into Germany from the EU, EEA, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland, as long as she has a valid passport or ID card, she does not need a visa to go to Germany or a work permit to work in Germany.
Acquiring a work permit in Germany will generally depend on your country of citizenship. In most cases, you will be required to apply for your work permit and residence permit, in the form of a visa, at the same time, before you enter Germany. Citizens of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the Republic of Korea, as well as EU citizens may apply for their residence permit for work purposes after entering Germany, even if they enter without a visa.
In Germany, there are two ways of setting up your own business: you can either set up a business as a self-employed entrepreneur (Gewerbe) or work as a freelancer (Freiberufler). A residence permit for the purpose of self-employment will allow you to set up a self-employed or freelance business in Germany. See Hiring Options In Germany for more information.
Citizens of most countries do not need a visa for a business trip to Germany for any trip with a duration of up to 90 days. Except in rare instances, you must submit your application in person through an embassy or consulate. See Hiring Options In Germany for more information.

Globig Knowledge Base

Learn more about visa and work permit options in this related Globig Knowledge Base section.

Hiring Options In Germany


Globig Resources

Use this related resource if you would like to learn more on your own.

Schengen Employment Visa Information

KNOWLEDGE BASE Visa And Work Permit Options For Germany