Do you need a visa for Germany? Expath can help!

How do I get a Blue Card? Is a freelance visa an option for me? Can I work on a language student permit? What are the different visa and work permit options in Germany? 

Our specially trained experts will tell you how to get a visa and/or residency permit for working or studying in Germany. We’ll walk you through the requirements and paperwork you need to apply and help you avoid common mistakes.

You've got questions? We've got answers.

  • Do I need a visa? What is the difference between a visa and a work permit?
  • How do I apply for a visa from my country?
  • How do I get a Blue Card for Germany?
  • How do I get the freelance artist visa? (i.e. a freelance work permit for artists)
  • What other options do I have to get a permit to stay in Germany?
  • What documents do I need for the application?
  • How do I prove my income?
  • How do I create a business plan or financing plan for a freelance work permit?
  • What health insurance do I need to get a work permit?

The staff is compassionate and helpful beyond belief. I was concerned about parts of my stay in Germany and couldn't find some of the info I needed. Expath's workshops and counselors helped give me direction and peace of mind about the naturalization process. Being an expatriate would have been a whole lot harder and more stressful without the guidance I found at Expath.  

- Heran B.

How Expath can make your life easier:

One-on-one coaching session with one of expat's coaches

Meet with an expert face-to-face or via Skype for tailored assistance with your application.  Discover all your residency permit options, or get concrete help with your upcoming application. A one-hour coaching session is €75 with all taxes included.

Get help with the visa & work permit application

Expath can manage your entire visa and work permit application process from abroad – prices vary depending on individual factors, so please contact us at coaching (at) .

Make use of our informative online seminars

You can immediately access our streaming seminars, "Getting Your Freelance Work Permit" or "Getting Your Freelance Artist Visa", which describe the checklist of documents you'll need to get together in detail, with lots of helpful suggestions on how to show you meet the requirements. We'll walk you through all the necessary the forms and suggest extra documents you can include in your application to make the strongest case possible for getting your work permit. Alternatively, if you need to find a job before applying for a work permit, you can get all the essential information about how to find a job in Germany in our online workshop "Finding a Job in Germany".

Getting Your Freelance Work Permit 

Getting Your Freelance Artist Visa 

Finding a Job in Germany 

Read more about the different residency permits to stay in Germany in an article we wrote for The Heureka here .

Need something else? Get in touch!

Email us at coaching (at) today and let us know if you have any questions!

We're looking forward to seeing you soon!