Your path to legal business and residency in Germany

Looking to start a new life in Germany? Dreaming of a successful business in the EU? We guide you through the legal and administrative requirements of obtaining a business visa and manage the complete process up to final permission and business establishment. Take the first step towards your new legal business and residency in Germany.


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We are the most prestigious professional agency in business visa management for Germany. Our services and products are designed to provide the expected results. Whether it is a visa approval, business planning or company setup, we always focus on our customers’ needs and best possible solutions, being compliant with all legal aspects and regulations.

Sustainable solutions and long-term client relationships are key to our success. This is what makes us unique and indispensable.


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Our Service Packages for Your Business Visa

Premium Package

Visa application for business by a specialized lawyer in Germany

Conception and completion of a professional business plan for business setup

Establishing a registered German company (limited or stock company)

Management, organization and coordination of the business planning and establishing process

Business Package

Conception and completion of a professional business plan for business setup

Establishing a registered German company (limited or stock company)

Management, organization and coordination of the business planning and establishing process

Foundation Package

Establishing a registered German company (limited or stock company)

Management, organization and coordination of the business planning and establishing process

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Changes in life sometimes come through diverse channels and sources. We offer a comprehensive range of services, encompassing visa facilitation, business establishment, management services, and advisory solutions, designed to address your needs from inception to execution. We stand beside you throughout the journey, providing invaluable support in organizational, technical, legal, and economic facets, enabling you to concentrate your energies on the realization of your dreams and aspirations, turning them into accomplishments.

  • Specialized Lawyers
  • Notary Services
  • Company Setup
  • Expert Business Plans
  • Online Case Processing
  • Full Case Management
  • Cordial Team
  • Fast Communication
  • Multilingual Services

We Help You to Develop Your Business Aspirations in Germany

Without GermanVisaCenter

You don’t know where to start and what exactly to do due to the specific visa requirements and the current legal and processual context in Germany.

Business planning is complex and a crucial element of your business visa process. Without special expertise a professional and compliant business plan is almost impossible to create.

Language barriers are challenging and a respectable level of German language is necessary for most legal, administrative, and regulatory steps of the business visa process.

With GermanVisaCenter

You know exactly how to start understanding all requirements and processes for your visa application,giving you a good feeling of what will be expecting you.

Business planning is simple and you can entrust this important task an expert, giving you a sense of security and confidence, being equipped with professional and legally compliant documents.

Language barriers do not pose any hurdle or risk for your ambitions because you have a local German partner, who will protect your interests, giving you a sense of confidence and security along the process.

You Want

… professionel support by experienced market leaders
managing your business visa process

… to create a solid busines case that is
acceptable and legally compliant by authoroties

to avoid losing time and ressources because of
unprofessional handling and empty promises

… to have a trusted partner with a strong network of
specialized lawyers and notarial offices

… a qualified expert, leading you through the
complicated company setup process in Germany

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Individually Selected Services Tailored to Your Needs

Premium Package

Complete Visa Application, Business Planning, Company Setup

Business Package

Business Planning & Company Registration

Foundation Package

Covering Your Business

Business Address & Bank Account

Domain & Trademark Registration

Strategy & Finance Consulting

Business Document Translation

Branding & Corporate Identity

Management Services

Businessplan Creation

Business Case Presentation

Investment Pitch Deck

Franchise & Branch Strategy

Investment Teaser

Investment Funding

Why an initial consultation?

With the initial consultation, we aim to determine, through a joint discussion, where your business currently stands and how we can help you with targeted support.

Even if we would not accept your case for any reason, you will leave the conversation with 2-3 valuable insights and impulses.

Only through the initial personal interview and consultation you receive a well-founded assessment of your plans and prospects for success and benefit 100% from the services instead of wasting your money and our time.

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We cover all relevant industries and businesses

Investment & Private Equity

Real Estate & Property

Construction & Projects

Commodities & Products

Oil & Gas

Industry & Machines

Cars & Automotives

Energy & Sustainability

Consulting & Advisory

Music, Arts & Sports

Medical & Healthcare

Lifestyle & Wellness

Hotel & Tourism

Restaurant & Catering

Food & Beverage

Fashion & Textiles

IT & Software

Digital Business & Ecommerce

Crypto & Blockchain

Artificial Intelligence

HR & Recruitment

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the initial consultation and how does it work?

To get to know you and your challenges better and find the right solution for you, we offer the initial consultation. Together with you we will prepare a clear path to your business visa success. Take the first step now instead of waiting too long and losing valuable lifetime.

How long does the whole process usually take, from application to final response?

The processing time for a German business visa can vary based on several factors such as the embassy or consulate processing the application, the completeness of the application, the applicant's specific circumstances, and the current workload of the authorities. Above this, the specific business concept and the realization usually consists of different steps and decisions, including business plan compilation, assessment by the German Industry of Commerce, company setup, and the final decision by the immigration authorities. Generally spoken, the whole process can take up to several months.

Which are the general business visa requirements for Germany?

Business visa requirements for Germany may vary depending on the applicant's circumstances and business venture. Generally, the following criteria must be met.

  • Specialized migration lawyer to handle and process the business visa application and correspondence with the authorities
  • Completed visa application form
  • Valid passport with at least six months validity
  • Passport-sized photos meeting specific requirements
  • Financial Proof: Evidence of sufficient funds to cover all private expenses
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Proof of accommodation

It is crucial to check the requirements outlined by the German embassy or consulate where the application will be submitted for any additional or specific demands.

Can I apply from within Germany or do I have to apply from my country of residency?

Usually, the visa application is to be done from your country of residency. However, during your visit in Germany, e.g. as a tourist, you can take a number of steps to ease the process. Among other things, you can initiate your company setup, meet your lawyer and tax consultant, and prepare your visa application and all necessary documents. The actual application filing is then to be done from your home country at the German embassy.

It is important to note that each case is assessed individually, and exceptions may apply, based on your specific situation and the policies at the time of application. For this, you receive precise guidance from GermanVisaCenter, tailored to your specific circumstances.

Can I setup a company in Germany as a non-resident or tourist?

Yes, it is possible for a non-resident to establish a company in Germany. The country has fairly open regulations regarding foreign investment and business formation. There are different types of companies you can establish, for example as a new individual company or as a branch office of a foreign company.

What kind of legal entities can I establish in Germany?

In Germany, there are several types of business entities you can establish, each with its own legal structure, liability, and taxation implications. Here are the two most common types:

GmbH (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung): This is a limited liability company similar to a private limited company. It requires a minimum share capital of €25,000 and offers limited liability protection for shareholders.

AG (Aktiengesellschaft): An AG is a public limited company, suitable for larger businesses seeking public investment. It requires a minimum share capital of €50,000 and is subject to more stringent regulatory requirements.

A foreign company can establish a branch office in Germany, which is an extension of the parent company. For this purpose, the GmbH is used and the preferred legal form. There are specific constraints on various countries of origin, that need to be taken into consideration for a establishing a branch office.

Each type of business entity has its advantages and disadvantages in terms of liability, taxation, regulatory requirements, and governance structure. The choice depends on factors like the nature of your business, capital requirements, risk management, and long-term goals. GermanVisaCenter helps with strategic expertise, legal support through specialized partner lawyers, and can determine the most suitable structure for your specific business needs.

What do I need for a company setup in Germany?

To set up a company in Germany, you will need to follow certain steps and provide specific documentation. Here is a basic checklist of what you generally need:

Business plan: Have a clear business concept outlining your company's purpose, target market, products or services, and financial projections.

Choose a business structure: Decide on the legal structure for your legal entity, such as GmbH (limited liability company).

Company name: Choose a unique and legally acceptable name for your company. Ensure it is not already in use and complies with German and international naming regulations.

Share capital: If you opt for a GmbH (limited liability company), you will need to deposit the minimum share capital of €25,000 into a business bank account. For an AG (public limited company) the deposit of a minimum share capital of €50,000 is required.

Registered address: A registered business address in Germany, where official documents can be sent to and where your business is located. This address will also be used by the local registration court to verify your official business location.

Articles of association: Drafted and notarized articles of association, detailing company structure, shareholders, management, and responsibilities of the managing directors.

Registration with commercial register: Submitting required documents to the local commercial register, including the articles of association, proof of share capital deposit, and other necessary paperwork.

Business bank account: Opening a business bank account for all kinds of bank transactions, including revenues, payments, and tax transfers.

Tax registration: Registering for tax purposes at the local tax office and obtaining a business tax number.

Business permits and licenses: Depending on your business activities, you might need specific permits or licenses. This needs to be checked with local authorities for industry-specific requirements.

Employer responsibilities: If you plan to hire employees, you need to register for social security and employment insurance, followed by monthly accounting and information transfer to the authorities.

Legal and financial advisory: Consulting legal and tax advisors, ensuring compliance with all legal and tax requirements.

Contact GermanVisaCenter now for professional consultation to be in full compliance with all requirements.

What is a business plan and what are the quality requirements for it?

A business plan is a comprehensive document that outlines the goals, strategies, and details of your business. It serves as a roadmap, guiding your company's growth, operations, and decision-making processes. Here are the key elements and quality requirements for a robust business plan:

Business description: Detailed information about the company, including its strategic targets, values, legal structure, location, and history.

Market analysis: Research and assessment of the industry, target market, competitors, and potential market share. It should demonstrate a deep understanding of the market's needs, trends, and opportunities and is a highly analytical part of the business plan.

Marketing and sales strategy: Detailed plans for marketing, advertising, sales channels, and customer acquisition. This section outlines how the business will reach its target audience and promote its products or services.

Management and organization: Description of the management team, organizational structure, key personnel, and their roles, highlighting the skills and experience of the team that will drive the business.

Financial projections: Detailed financial forecasts, including income statements, cash flow projections, balance sheets, and profit-loss-analysis, outlining start-up costs, revenue projections, and expected expenses. This is one of the most crucial parts of the business plan.

Quality requirements for a business plan include:

Accuracy and plausibility: Ensuring that all information presented is accurate, well-researched, and realistic. Financial projections should be based on sound assumptions, traceable data and withstand any plausibility verification.

Clarity and conciseness: The plan should be clear and easy to understand, avoiding jargon and overly technical language.

Comprehensive coverage: Covering all relevant aspects of the business, leaving no critical areas unaddressed.

Feasibility: It should demonstrate the feasibility of the business idea in real world, showcasing its sustainable character and the potentials.

Creating a high-quality business plan often involves extensive research, thoughtful analysis, and a clear understanding of the business and market landscape. These key competencies of GermanVisaCenter will pave the path for you to establish a company in Germany.

I only speak English. Is this sufficient for a successful business visa process in Germany?

While English is widely used in business settings and is often understood in Germany, when applying for a business visa, it is essential to consider the local requirements and communication preferences:

Application forms and documentation: Generally, the application forms and guidelines may be available in English at German embassies or consulates. However, some specific documents or instructions might be in German only.

Communicating with authorities: While English is commonly understood, particularly in urban areas and business settings, some immigration offices or authorities primarily operate in German.

Cultural context: Understanding German business etiquette is crucial for your business visa success and general interactions with stakeholders. German authorities and the legal system are rigid, highly structured and use excessive bureaucracy. Deadlines have vast legal implications and are to be respected at any stage of the organizational and legal process.

Having assistance from GermanVisaCenter will help you navigate through the language, communication and cultural barriers, reaching your objectives faster, easier and with less effort.

What services can I expect to receive from GermanVisaCenter?

As a business visa specialist for Germany, here are some of the services we offer you:

Customized advice: Offering tailored advice on business-related matters, such as legal and cultural considerations when establishing businesses or conducting business activities in Germany.

Consultation: A partner legal office providing personalized guidance on the specific requirements and procedures for obtaining business visas in Germany, tailored to individual client needs.

Documentation assistance: Assisting clients through a specialized lawyer in gathering and preparing the necessary documents for visa applications, ensuring completeness and accuracy.

Visa application support: A legal partner guiding clients through the visa application process, including form submissions, appointment scheduling, and interacting with relevant authorities.

Client representation: Specialized lawyer acting as representative for clients during the visa application process, communicating with embassies or consulates on their behalf.

In which languages can I correspond and communicate with GermanVisaCenter?

We offer spoken consultations in German and English languages, facilitated by native speakers. Additionally, for written correspondence, we provide services in Farsi, Arabic, Turkish, Russian, Chinese, French, Spanish and Italian. We aim to accommodate various languages to ensure effective communication and support for our clients.

What level of qualification do senior advisors of GermanVisaCenter have?

Our senior advisors all have at least one university degree in a relevant field and posses many years of professional experience from various industries and sectors. Some have served as university lecturers for many years. We have also built up a reputation as specialized advisors for entrepreneurs and start-up companies, establishing new businesses or expanding existing organizations in Germany. We cater to a diverse clientele, encompassing start-ups, small and medium-sized companies, along with spin-offs from larger corporations.

Can I use my existing company from my home country to establish a subsidiary in Germany?

Yes, it is possible to use an existing company from your country of residency to open a subsidiary in Germany. Establishing a subsidiary typically involves registering a new legal entity in Germany that operates under the umbrella of the existing parent company. Here are some key points to consider:

Separate legal entity: A subsidiary in Germany would be a separate legal entity from the parent company in your country of residency. It will be under the German jurisdiction and subject to German and EU laws and regulations.

Investment and control: The parent company usually owns a majority stake in the subsidiary and maintains control over its operations and decision-making.

Registration and compliance: Establishing a subsidiary involves registration with German officials, adhering to local business regulations, and meeting legal and tax requirements in Germany.

Capital and liabilities: The subsidiary has its own capital, liabilities, and obligations independent of the parent company, providing a level of legal separation.

Utilizing your existing company as the parent entity to set up a subsidiary in Germany can offer advantages in terms of leveraging existing resources, established business practices, and potentially smoother integration into the German market.

However, there are some exemptions for parent companies located in countries under sanctions and restrictions by Germany, EU, UN or the US. In this case a highly experience advisory partner is needed to provide the right path and prevent you from mistakes or pitfalls.

GermanVisaCenter navigates you through these initial implications for your plans to ensure compliance and successful establishment of your subsidiary.

How are the business visa and business plan services provided?

We primarily provide our business visa and business plan services online through email, phone, messengers, and video communication. While our main mode of operation is virtual, we do offer the flexibility for in-person meetings in Germany. However, these in-person meetings are generally not necessary for the success of the venture, given the comprehensive support we provide through our online channels.

Is the initial consultation really free of charge or are there any hidden fees?

Our initial consultation is absolutely free of charge and carries no hidden fees. It is a non-binding opportunity for you to explore your chances without any financial obligation. We firmly believe in making knowledge and experiences accessible to everyone, showing our transparency and building up trust with our future clients. This free analysis is part of our mission to support individuals in recognizing and leveraging their potential for success.

I am a wealthy individual. Are there simpler visa or migration options available to me?

For wealthy individuals seeking visas or migration to Germany, there are alternative programs that offer more streamlined processes or additional benefits. Here are the options:

Investor visa or entrepreneurial programs: Germany offers investment-based visa programs for individuals willing to invest a substantial amount in the country's economy. These programs require a certain level of investment in a German business or specific industries, contributing to job creation or economic development.

Golden Visa programs: Some countries offer "Golden Visa" programs that grant residency or citizenship to individuals making significant investments in the country. While Germany doesn't have a specific golden visa program, we can provide certain investment routes through other EU countries (such as Greece) facilitating easier access to residency.

EU Blue Card: If you are highly skilled and have a job offer in Germany with a salary meeting specific criteria, you might be eligible for the EU Blue Card. This card offers residency and work rights in Germany, making it an attractive option for skilled professionals such as engineers, medical professionals, scientists, IT experts.

Given the complexities involved in migration and visa processes, especially for high-net-worth individuals, GermanVisaCenter provides personalized insights into the most advantageous pathways available.

What costs should I expect?

The costs associated with establishing a company in Germany and obtaining a business visa can vary based on several factors, including the costs for business plan and business setup, notary and immigration lawyer, visa application fees, legal and consultation fees, document authentication and translation, travel and accommodation, administrative expenses, and other related costs. For an individual offer please contact us.

What do I need to do to receive the free consultation?

To receive the free consultation, follow these steps:

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  2. Select an appointment time that suits you and wait for confirmation.
  3. Fill out a short questionnaire. This information helps us prepare a tailored analysis for you.
  4. Receive a personalized analysis and consultation with our experts, providing you with a roadmap to advance your business objectives and visa perspectives.

By following these steps and providing accurate information in the questionnaire, you receive a comprehensive analysis catered specifically to your needs, empowering you on your entrepreneurial journey.

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