Germany provides a wide range of investment opportunities for the immigrants to Germany and, there are several ways to invest in Germany. In general, the requirements for investing in Germany, as well the implicit costs may vary according to the method of investment. We aim below to introduce to you these methods and their characteristics.
Types of investment in Germany
- Investment by buying a property in Germany
- Investment by registering a company in Germany
- Investment through entrepreneurship in Germany
- Investment by buying stocks and bonds
You should know that in order to obtain a residence permit in Germany through investment, you first have to obtain a temporary residence permit and then a permanent residence. At present, it is possible to obtain permanent residence in Germany after 5 years of work and payment of taxes in Germany. Also, after eight years of residence in Germany, you are entitled to apply for german citizenship and passport. Under certain conditions, the above mentioned terms can be changed to three years for permanent residency and seven years for citizenship.
Investment by buying a property in Germany
By buying a property in Germany you will not necessarily be able to obtain the German citizenship unless you buy the property as a business investement in Germany and you have as well a business plan.
Investment by registering a company in Germany
For more information on this method, see here.
Investment through entrepreneurship in Germany
For investment through entrepreneurship, a minimum initial capital of € 250,000 is required. With this investment capital, you are entitled to apply for a 2 or 3 year residence permit. Usually you may receive a permanent residence permit after three years. The advantage of this method is that there is no requirement to be present in Germany in order to extend your residence through entrepreneurship.
Investment by buying stocks and bonds
Investing in stocks and buying bonds does not allow you to obtain a residence permit. You must seek other methods if you wish to obtain German residency and citizenship (see above). German bonds are converted into euros and people everywhere can buy them easily. You can buy quarterly a 30-year bond. You may do so by selecting the bonds, submitting a request, writing a check to the broker, make a purchase and receive the transaction receipt. It should be noted that profitability and return of the long-term bonds are higher for you.
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