LOCATION: North-Central Europe
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: German, English
NEAREST AIRPORT: Frankfurt and Munich
MAJOR INDUSTRIES: Automobiles, Steel, Electrical, Food, Tourism
Germany does not have an investor category per se. Instead, foreign nationals wishing to invest and become a resident of Germany must comply with the immigration laws related to self-employment, by taking up an economic activity in a local municipality. This is facilitated through a regionalised investment.
A foreign national is to:
1) Purchase off-plan real estate and
2) Make an entrepreneurial investment into a regional development fund.
The required investment is two fold and applicants must fulfil all the following requirements:
After 8 years of holding on to the Residency permit in Germany, one becomes eligible to apply for citizenship.
Application processing time: 2- 3months
No minimum stay requirement
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