Coming to Germany

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Coming to Germany

At some point in the process of setting up a company, investors usually visit their future business location in Germany. Like every country, Germany has certain entry regulations that might require different types of visas and permits. What visa is needed for establishing a business in Germany? And most importantly: how can it be obtained?

Note to readers

GTAI’s Investment Guide to Germany is intended to provide general information for foreign companies wishing to expand to Germany. GTAI is unfortunately not able to answer visa requirement queries from private individuals or support individual visa applications.

Further information can be found at the websites of the German Federal Foreign Office and German Missions Abroad.


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Investment Guide to Germany

This practical and easy-to-use handbook guides you step-by-step through the business location process in Germany.