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LOCATION: North-Central Europe
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: German, English
NEAREST AIRPORT: Frankfurt and Munich
MAJOR INDUSTRIES: Automobiles, Steel, Electrical, Food, Tourism
The Federal Republic of Germany lies in the heart of Europe and is a cosmopolitan, democratic country with a great tradition and a lively present. It is the largest economy in Europe which is made up of 16 states, each with a unique cultural identity and areas of responsibility. It is world’s fourth-largest economy, highly innovative with a strong focus on exports and renowned for its recognizable brands, precision engineering, and high-tech products. Germany has a lot to offer for those seeking a better education, high living standards, or a conducive business environment.
GERMANY RESIDENCY PROGRAM
Germany does not have an investor category per se. Instead, foreign nationals wishing to invest and become a resident of Germany must comply with the immigration laws related to self-employment, by taking up an economic activity in a local municipality. This is facilitated through a regionalised investment.
A foreign national is to:
1) Purchase off-plan real estate and
2) Make an entrepreneurial investment into a regional development fund.
The required investment is two fold and applicants must fulfil all the following requirements:
Property Investment: Purchase off-plan real estate with a minimum value of EUR 250,000;
Entrepreneurial Investment: Make an entrepreneurial investment of not less than EUR 100,000 into a regional development fund.
The main applicant must be at least 18 years of age,
Have no criminal record
May include his/her spouse, and dependent children under the age of 18, in the application.
Main applicant and family members to have European-wide health insurance.
Applicant is required to maintain a residential address in the local municipality during the entire investment period
Live and work in Germany
High standard of living
Excellent education & health care
No language requirement
Travel freely throughout the EU
No need to continuously reside in Germany
Residency extended to spouse & children
Recognised route to German citizenship
Brilliant business environment
After 8 years of holding on to the Residency permit in Germany, one becomes eligible to apply for citizenship.
Application processing time: 2- 3months
No minimum stay requirement
1. Please note, all information provided here should not be considered legal advice.
2. The text is intended as a source of basic information. It is regularly updated. No liability can be accepted for the accuracy or completeness of its contents.
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