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Global Residence - Germany Business Investor Program

As the most populous country in Europe, and with the largest, wealthiest and strongest economy in Western Europe, Germany wields huge influence throughout the world.

German residence law allows foreign investors to apply for a three-year national residence permit. Investors are required to either establish their own company or invest a significant amount in a German company.

Visa holders can obtain a three-year residence permit which can be extended to a permanent residence permit once applicants prove their business is successful.


  • Friendly Company Tax Regime
  • German (Eu) Residency
  • Freedom Of Movement
  • Family Residency Rights
  • World-Renowned Healthcare
  • No Language Proficiency Requirement
  • Personal Safety
  • Road To Citizenship
  • World Class Free Education
  • Minimum Investment
    Minimum Investment
  • Time To Get Approval
    Time To Get Approval
    3-6 months
  • Minimum Residence Requirement
    Minimum Residence Requirement
    Depending on your preference
  • Number of Visa Free Countries
    Visa Free Countries
    Schengen Areas
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More Benefits

German (EU) residency

German (EU) residency

A simple, predictable route to obtaining German residency in a first-tier EU country

Standard of living

Standard of living

The region and its most famous city is renowned for being very conscious of environmental sustainability, offering residents access to low-carbon transport and some of the country’s best scenery. In addition, it is one of the most affluent parts of Germany, making it an excellent lifestyle choice for those seeking a Plan B in Germany

Freedom of movement

Freedom of movement

Enjoy increased global mobility with visa-free travel to 26 other countries in Schengen Europe

Family residency rights

Family residency rights

The primary applicant’s spouse and dependent children up to the age of 18 years can be included in the application for residency rights

No minimum stay requirements

No minimum stay requirements

This regional German investment residency programme is well suited to the needs of busy foreign investors. Spend as much – or as little – time in country as you choose

World renowned healthcare

World renowned healthcare

Gain free access to state sponsored healthcare that’s widely regarded as some of the best in the Western world

No language proficiency requirement

No language proficiency requirement

Unlike in the case of the Spanish and Portuguese Golden Visa Programmes, you won’t need to prove proficiency in German in order to obtain your investment residency visa

Friendly company tax regime

Friendly company tax regime

Germany offers third country investors a very friendly taxation regime, making Germany a better choice for starting a business than Spain, for example

Access to the world’s 4th largest economy by GDP

Access to the world’s 4th largest economy by GDP

For third country investors seeking to establish a business footprint in the EU, Germany is an excellent choice, with most of Europe’s core production and business destinations reachable by air within 2 hours or less

Personal safety

Personal safety

In terms of personal safety, Germany scores very high. For investors hailing from South Africa, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Zimbabwe and countries facing similar challenges, this attribute is often seen as highly appealing

Road to citizenship

Road to citizenship

Become eligible to apply for German citizenship after having maintained your German residency status for a minimum period of 5 years. Germany recognizes dual citizenship status, so you don’t need to give up your native passport to become a German citizen

World class free education

World class free education

Give your children the ultimate gift of free access to a top-tier German education

Country Overview



Capital city

Capital city: Berlin

Visa free countries

Visa free countries: Schengen Areas

Total area

Total area: 357,022 km²

Nearest country

Nearest country: Bordered by 9 countries


Languages: German


Currency: Euro (€)


Population: 84.25 million (March 2022)

Time zone

Time zone: Central European Time (GMT +01:00)

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Step 1


Click on the "Apply Now" or "Chat Now" button and leave a brief description of your needs.

Step 2


One of our experts will get back to you shortly to discuss about your needs and offer reasonable options for your budget.

Step 3
First Payment

First Payment

After you agree with our plan, you will have to make a deposit payment.

Step 4
Submit Docs

Submit Docs

We will assist you in filling out the necessary forms for the government registration process. You only need to provide the requested personal information.

Step 5
Get approval

Get approval

We will work with the government on your behalf. We guarantee you the earliest approval time.

Step 6
Government Payment and Last Payment

Government Payment & Last Payment

You will pay the prescribed government fee depending on the citizenship/ residency method you choose. You will pay the remaining service fee to us. Get your certificate and residence permit.

Ways to Get Permanent Residence

Option 1: Investment in an applicable investment project

Option 1: Investment in an applicable investment project

A certain variety of investment opportunities offer good chances to successfully apply for German residency and furthermore, to generate a return on investment. Hereby it is important to choose the right investment, which will be approved by the authorities. At Global Immigration Services, we will guide you through this process, and have the capability and source to provide you with investment opportunities.

We recommend investors attempt to create local jobs through their investment, invest at least from 300,000 to €1,000,000. Higher investment amounts always increase the chances of a successful application. 

Option 2: Investment in an own business

Option 2: Investment in an own business

Germany’s Business Investor Residence Program involves multiple government authorities focused on ascertaining the viability of the businesses immigrating entrepreneurs plan to create.

The authorities make their final decision based on how beneficial they deem the investor’s business for the German economy. Global Immigration Services are uniquely qualified to help entrepreneurs make their case and secure residency in Germany through this program.

We recommend investors attempt to create local jobs, invest at least from 350,000 to 500,000 and learn conversational German. Higher investment amounts always increase the chances of a successful application. Our dedicated industry consultants can help structure the business plan in a way that increases the chances of success for the application.

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General requirements towards the investors:

  • No criminal record.
  • Knowledge of German language.
  • Be over the age of 18
  • Have health insurance
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GIS Programs Comparison

Type of investment
Minimum investment
Time to get approval
Minimum time to maintain investment
Required stay in the country
Eligible dependents (can be acccompanied the application)
Proof of the soucre of investment
Requirements to have bussiness in Viet Nam
The duration of the first issued Visa
Visa extension time
Conditions for Visa renewal
Conditions for apply for Citizenship
Conditions for maintaining Citizenship
Visit during application
Visa-free countries to travel
Outstanding benefits
Labor rights
Member of Organization/ Treaty
Age restrictions
Management Qualifications/Experience
Proof of property
Security background
Specific investment plan
Time to apply for Citizenship (after getting the visa)
Extra benefits after getting Citizenship
Multi-nationality allowances

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About Us

Global Immigration Services Group (GIS) is an Immigration Services Provider focusing on Second Citizenship by investment programs & Residency Programs.

We offer a variety of Second Passport options including but not limited to; Caribbean Citizenships such as Saint Kitts & Nevis, Grenada and Dominica. European Second Citizenship by investment programs inclusive of Cyprus and Malta. As well as other Residency Programs such as Portugal and Greece...

Our selection of established and well-respected Developers, excellent Government Relations and Caribbean Contacts makes us the obvious choice for all your Citizen & Residency needs.