Extending the Residence Permit for Freelancers and Tradespersons

How can Freelancers and Self-Empoyed people extend their residence permit in GermanySince your permit is about to expire, you need to extend it. Immigration wants to connect with you again and determine whether your livelihood is secured. In other words: Have you been making enough money?

We have arranged a special setup to prepare your income report (Nettogewinnermittlung, NGE) resp. your income audit (aka Prüfungsbericht) quickly and affordably. This reporting is a mandatory requirement to extend your permit for self-employment. Is your permit based on §21 V AufenthG; you will need an income report. If you have a permit pursuant to §21 I AufenthG, aka "investor's permit", you will need an income audit. But your permit is on §21 II AufenthG? Well, in this case, you will have to consider which kind of work you are doing. Is it non-academic and "blue collar", then you need an income audit. When you run your business via a company, then you will always need an audit. If you perform "white collar" work as an individual, then your requirement is an income report. You are still puzzled? Relax, then just assign us for an income report; if an audit is really necessary, we will invoice you the difference while already preparing the report.

Don't know which kind of permit you have? Please do not ask us! Instead, look at your electronic residence title (the card) on the right-hand side and the supplementary green slip that came with the card!!

Income Report vs. Income Audit

Maybe you are asking yourself what is the difference between an income report and an income audit. The income report relates to the German wording "Nettogewinnermittlung" while the income audit relates to "Prüfungsbericht". The difference is in the details to report. The income audit needs much more information from you and typically addresses a company's shareholding director on a self-employment permit (§21 I AufenthG). However, an income audit makes also sense if you are close to being eligible for permanent residency and wish to apply for it by yourself. The income audit will already provide most of the information required for a successful application for permanent residency.

Below, I want to develop the services you can choose from. The basic service will be exclusively the income report – resp. income audit. In addition to that, we also have a kaleidoscope of optional services for you to choose from as you wish.

Please respect that our assignment and responsibility are not to determine your bookings' correctness or answer any other questions around your numbers. If we have a simple question, we will call you, so please supply us with your phone number. To issue this vital document, we will need a report from your banking program. This could be called "financial assessment" but for sure in German "BWA / betriebswirtschaftliche Auswertung" or "profit and loss calculation (P&L)" for the period to be reported. Your or your tax consultant's bookkeeping program develops this assessment. We will browse through your numbers, determine your income, and issue your income report for immigration. For the past years, please upload the income tax returns and / or income tax assessments.

Our Services

All this is inside my basic services. The terms of supplying are simple:

  1. You will assign us upon completion of form below.
  2. After receipt of payment, we will provide the income report within one week.

The basic assignment is then completed.

Optional / Additional Support

We often experience that some clientes want/need more support when connecting to a professional. We will gladly support you further than the basic service. Here are the optional services we offer:

    1. Call the service number service number 09001 529 366 00 if you have a quick question or two about extending.
    2. If you have a severe issue you are worried about; then it is better to book a consultation.
    3. Drafting a checklist to prepare yourself for the appointment at immigration,
      it will be personalized and typically show all required details, € 40,
      if you want or need to discuss any necessity in regards to this checklist, please call the service number.
    4. Accompanying you to your immigration appointment – either in Berlin or Potsdam or Werder,
      When is this needed? Whenever you deem that immigration will be causing problems – for whatever reason.
      My support: I will provide you with a personal checklist of what to bring with you to the appointment. We will meet at immigration around 30 minutes before the appointment and briefly run through your worries and concerns. If "briefly" is not enough support, then please book an initial consultation before.
      I will have the double function: 1) as your interpreter and 2) legal consultant to rescue what can be rescued. Wanting to be fair and in the knowledge of immigration not providing sufficient time slots, I will only come to an existing appointment – availablity permitted. When urgent/short notice, best call the office upfront and request the availability for a specific day and time.
      € 300 for Berlin and for Potsdam or Werder € 400.
    5. Livelihood Calculator
      Immigration wants to determine that you are making enough money to finance yourself without public support. We have the official calculator that we can run for you. What is the advantage of this calculator? It will save the official's time, and you will get your appointment and/or the extension sooner. Chances are higher that a missing detail might be overlooked when presenting this calculator. Generally, processing will be significantly expedited. If we are unfortunate to discover that your income does not suffice, we will provide you with hints on how to cover this gap. It will be your duty to process the leads.
      Please upload a bank statement showing your latest warm rent for your residential living and the payment of your health insurance premiums. If you are not single, please mention this in the text box below on the "miscellaneous" page and inform us of your spouse's gross and net income and health insurance premiums. You can gladly upload the latest payslip.
      € 55.

Our Fees

Our services and fees for freelancers and self-employed persons wanting to extend their residence permit at a glance:

Income Report 200 €
Income Audit 450 €
Checklist for immigration appointment 40 €
Accompanying you to your immigration appointment  
Berlin 300 €
Potsdam or Werder 400 €
Livelihood Calculator 55 €

N.B. All fees are ex VAT and flat.

How to assign us

Hire us directly using button below.

Book the Report for your Extension here

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