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asked Aug 29, 2020 in Legal advice by MTS

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Dear @MTS

Thank you for reaching out to the Wefugees community! 

Whether you are allowed to be self-employed and register your own business will be dependent on certain criteria, as length of stay in Germany, if I am not mistaken. Did you check your “Aufenthaltsgestattung”? Usually it contains a note similar to “Selbstständigkeit gestattet” oder “Selbstständigkeit NICHT gestattet”. 

However, please also keep in mind that being self-employed in Germany is a real challenge and requires good administrative skills and knowledge of the bureaucratic system. I think these are often underestimated factors.

I found an interesting website which gives many information on this topic.

I will also link two of our experts here. Dear @manrhei-mbeon or @mbeon-Ruth, can you maybe give some more details on this?

All the best,


answered Sep 4, 2020 by Meike
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