If you want to start a business in Germany, you need a visa or a residence permit for self-employment per Section 21 (1) of the Residence Act. To obtain such a visa/residence permit, you must meet the following requirements:
- You must prove that there is an economic interest or a local need for your business idea.
- You need to show that your business idea will have a positive impact on the German economy.
- You must be able to secure financing for your business idea.
- If you are over 45 years of age, you will also need to present adequate retirement savings.