Hey! This article applies mostly for Americans and Australians. Canadians are able to take advantage of a special youth work visa that streamlines the process for them, so they have it even easier, I think.
I don’t know how easy/hard it is for Indian citizens to obtain a freelance visa. I know you have to apply for a…
Unfortunately, you can’t work your full-time American job and get a visa in Germany. It’s a non-starter.
There is a special visa if you want to join a Sprachschule to learn German. But they won’t give it to you unless you’re in class 4 hours a day.
Hey Brooke, this is a common question as a lot of Americans want to use their remote gigs to work from Germany. Unfortunately, this is not legal. You need to have at least two clients. I think 20–30% of your total revenue has to come from a 2nd client, but I would check.
Hey Slater! The more evidence you can show that you can take care of yourself and that you won’t be a burden on the system, the stronger your case. If you have savings, I’d bring a copy of your bank statement to show that you have a buffer.
You won’t have to worry about the minimum earnings per month until you renew your…
For what it’s worth, it’s easier to move abroad if you have a degree. I was able to move to Germany on a freelance visa partly because I fulfilled a higher education requirement.
An expensive piece of paper, for sure. But just something to consider.