For short-term stays in Germany (up to 90 days per six-month period starting from the initial date of arrival) all non-EU citizens require a Schengen visa to enter Germany. With this visa, entrepreneurs can perform most activities necessary to set up their business in Germany. If the duration of the stay exceeds 90 days (per six-month period) or is foe a self-employed or gainful occupation, a national visa is required to enter Germany. This national visa must be converted into a residence or settlement permit by the responsible local immigration office in order to stay in Germany.
When applying for a visa you will need to have:
- A valid passport for another three months after leaving Germany
- Documents verifying the intended purpose of your stay in Germany
- A health insurance policy valid for all Schengen states providing medical coverage equivalent to the value of at least EUR 30,000 (including return transportation)
- Sufficient financial means to cover all costs of the trip to and stay in Germany
Pathway Visas can help you with all the details. For more information call us at: +971 4 456 1304 or visit us on the web at: http://pathwayvisas.com/home/germany/