Question:

Can I work as a freelancer in germany?

10 October, 2021 Steven Michaud 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: GEORGE BLOCK
    16 October, 2021

    So how to start? It takes a lot of time, patience and persistence. Read blogs, apply for jobs, write an impressive portfolio, take on projects you are passionate about- anything that involves putting your best foot forward. It even helps if you are willing to relocate for the right opportunity because many freelance gigs come with location-based requirements. What traits should I have? Once again it depends on what type of work you want but being eager to take on any kind of task without arrogance is a good place to start! You never know where or when that next big project will come so keep an open mind and body! And always be polite- German culture can be strict.

  • AUTHOR: HAROLD PECORA
    16 October, 2021

    It depends what kind of freelancer. Normally, yes. Freelancers are usually self-employed persons that offer their services to others on a project basis. Depending on your profession, you should be eligible for the freelance visa to work in Germany if you're either self-employed or an entrepreneur (have to be invited by one of the SE). Self employed people need approval to work in Germany under the "Eintragungserv" criterion; this usually applies for skilled specialists and other service providers with qualifications beyond those readily available locally. This type of qualification is processed through the Federal Employment Agency's Freiberufler Service Online GmbH (FSG).

  • AUTHOR: ELROY LANZ
    16 October, 2021

    Yes! I'm a freelancer, and it's possible to register as one in any state. You'll generally need an address in that state for this, though. If your long-term welfare agreement is just about to expire you can easily get one of the many forms of public assistance (the income security benefits) available at the Job Center, which also entitles you to collect five Euros per day through Hartz IV when seeking profit in addition to registering for work in case there are jobs open.

  • AUTHOR: RYAN GRUMBLES
    16 October, 2021

    It's possible, but there are some considerations you should be aware of before starting your freelancing career in Germany. There are clear benefits to freelancing in general for anyone who does not want to work in the typical 9-5 environment - this includes entrepreneurs, professionals with irregular schedules, and people with other obligations outside of work. But it's important to understand the regulatory framework governing independent workers in Germany. The German legislature passed a law which was published on July 1st 2017 called Uberleistungsgesetz (i.e., provision against providing services) or "Hepopping Act".

  • AUTHOR: DAVID GRUMBLES
    16 October, 2021

    Technically speaking, you can work as a freelancer in Germany -- if that is your country of residence. However, if you are not a citizen of the European Union (or come from another part of the world with the same privileges), make sure to check whether Freelance work is permitted there at all since temporary regulations vary between countries and it's important for freelance workers to know what kind of benefits they are entitled to. Regulations also vary depending on which line-of-work you're in -- so please refer to your country's regulations before contacting any potential clients or employers yourself.

  • AUTHOR: LAWRENCE KAZMIERCZAK
    16 October, 2021

    This is a great question, and it's been asked many times over the past few years. These are just my personal thoughts but I believe that Germany is a welcoming country for freelancers so I think it should be possible. Of course you might have to get a visa or something like that depending on your plans which can range from being there for a couple of days to many weeks, but if you go through all of the proper channels I'm sure they will approve your application. Freelancing in Germany sounds like an excellent idea and with such developed infrastructure there, it'll make things much easier for you when looking for work.