Briefly about Germany
Germany is a country with the most modern medicine, high-quality education, advanced technology and the best cars. The country is also famous for its picturesque nature, medieval architecture and delicious traditional cuisine.
Germans, Poles, Turks,
Russians, Romanians, Arabs
- Berlin Wall
- Brandenburg Gate
- Berlin Cathedral
Germany has a temperate continental climate. Due to cyclones, the country receives a lot of precipitation, especially in summer. The average summer temperature is +24, and the winter is cold with a temperature of +1.
Religions in Germany
Health care in Germany is one of the best in terms of quality of medical services, one of the factors is that hospitals are funded by the state. German medicine is known for the latest methods of treatment, accurate diagnoses and effective medicines.
Residents of Germany love to eat high-calorie and hearty food. The main meat dishes are sausages, sausages and pates, and a side dish for these dishes is sauerkraut or potatoes cooked in different variations. National dishes that everyone should try in Germany:
- Weisswurst white sausages
- Berlin style meat Eisbein
- Meatballs from Prussia
- Beef rolls
- Falscher hase
The average salary in the country is about 4500$. Salaries for Middle Software Engineer are in the range of 4800$ per month.
Taxes for individuals in Germany are:
|up 9 700$||0%|
|9 700$ tо 57 600$||14%|
|57 600$ tо 273 000$||42%|
|273 000$ and above||45%|
|Food in an inexpensive restaurant||10|
|Lunch for 2 people, a middle-class restaurant with three courses||50|
|Combo lunch at McDonald’s||8|
|Milk (1 liter)||1$|
|Eggs (12 pcs)||2,5$|
|One way ticket (city transport)||2,8$|
|Taxi (price per 1 kilometer)||2$|
|Petrol (1 liter)||2,2$|
Housing prices in Germany per month
|Rent a modest housing or room||1,380$ / month|
|Renting an apartment or a room in a good hotel||2,000$ / month|
Digital Nomad Visa
There is currently no special visa for digital nomads in Germany, but there are a number of other suitable options.
The Schengen visa
For those who do not have access to a visa-free regime with the EU, you can get a Schengen visa (Tourist visa). It is issued for 90 days, with the ability to visit other Schengen countries.
To apply for a visa, you need to contact the embassy, consulate or visa application center in your country.
To apply for a Schengen visa, you need:
- Fill in the form
- Photo – 2 pcs
- Valid passport with blank page
- Copy of the passport
- Biometric fingerprint data
- Any documents that confirm the purpose of the trip (if any)
- Paid round trip or third country flight bookings
- Honey insurance for all countries of the Schengen area in the amount of at least €30,000 and with a duration of at least 7 days.
- If your trip will be financed by another person, you need to provide a letter of financial support, as well as his bank statement.
- Proof of accommodation, this can be a hotel / accommodation reservation or an invitation letter (the confirmation must contain the address, period of stay and contact details).
- Proof of employment and bank statement for the last 6 months.
- Visa fee – 80 €.
Consideration of a short-term visa lasts up to 10 working days.
You can view your country’s visa regime with Germany on the website of the Federal Foreign Office.
Freiberufler visa (self-employment/freelancer visa) – issued for freelance work for 3 months, but it can also be changed to a residence permit with a 3-year extension. This can be done at the Ausländerbehörde or Ausländeramt immigration office.
You can get a visa at the German embassy or consulate in your country.
It takes at least 3 months to process a visa.
- Visa fee is €60
- Residence permit is €140
- Settlement permit is €260
The visa is for freelance work in one of the following occupations:
- Tax consultant
To obtain a visa, you need:
- Foreign passport with two blank pages
- Completed form
- Two passport size photos
- Statement from the bank
- Paid accommodation reservation
- Level of education
- Recommendation from a previous employer
- Portfolio of your employment
- Freelance plan document
- 2 letters from future employers
- Retirement plan verification if you are over 45
Upon arrival in Germany, you need to do:
- Register your residential address with the Bürgeramt (Resident Registration Office).
- Open a bank account.
- Register your type of employment in the tax office “Finanzamt”.
- Get a medical policy.