Current information on this location
In collaboration with IHK Berlin and Berlin Partner, our Business Immigration Service (BIS) offers Berlin businesses an outstanding relocation service for foreign professionals and executives.
Through the BIS, Berlin businesses, foreign investors and start-ups, managers, highly skilled professionals and their families can quickly and easily clarify any residency issues and can be put in touch directly with the person responsible for dealing with them.
- The service is only available to registered customers and after arranging an appointment with us.
- Therefore we are unfortunately not able to help walk-in customers without an appointment.
- You can find more information about the service of the Business Immigration Service on our website.
No information available.
Information on the address of this location
The postal address differs from the address of the location.
Therefore, please always send letters to Ausländerbehörde, Friedrich-Krause-Ufer 24, 13353 Berlin.
Payment cannot be made at this location.
Residence permit for the purpose of self-employment - Issuance -
A residence permit for a self-employed occupation may be issued for
- Founder of a company,
- Sole proprietor and
- Managing directors and legal representatives of partnerships and corporations, if they have entrepreneurial responsibility.
: For freelancers different requirements apply:
Residence permit for a freelance employment - Issuance
1 current biometric photo
35mm x 45mm, frontal shot with neutral facial expression and closed mouth, looking straight into the camera, light background
the form “Antrag auf Erteilung eines Aufenthaltstitels" (Application for Issuance of a Residence Permit)
Only required for first-time application
For university graduates: A statement by the university
Alternative to the company profile:
A statement by the university regarding the knowledge acquired in higher education and the connection to the business idea
For researchers and scientists: A statement of the previous employer
Alternative to the company profile:
A statement of the previous employer (e.g. research institution) on the connection between the occupation as researcher/scientist and the business idea
Capital requirement plan
Details of professional career, qualification certificates, diploma, references/sponsors
For university graduates: Degree from a state-recognised university or comparable training institution in Germany
Excerpt from the Trade Register
However, at least the application for registration in the commercial register via a notary public; in the original
Business registration (Gewerbeanmeldung)
Only if no entry in the commercial register is required; in the original
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
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 or
- lease and written confirmation of occupancy from the landlord
- 56.00 to 100.00 euros (depending on the technical effort)
- A maximum of 28.80 euro for Turkish citizens
Average time to process request
The residence permit will generally be issued as an adhesive label in your passport. Electronic residence permits can at the moment only be issued in exceptional circumstances.