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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the processes for applying a EU Blue Card?

Based on experience, first of all, we will comprehensively evaluate your situation to ensure that your academic background can match your expertise. If the qualifications can meet the criteria to apply for an EU Blue Card, we will determine a cooperation relationship and sign a service contract with you.

Then, we will assist you in signing a formal work contract with the German employer, preparing the interview materials, and conducting the interview skills and language training. When you have obtained a visa to enter Germany, we will assist you in exchange for a long-term residence card.

Don’t worry too much if you can’t find a job or be unemployed. Based on Article 82, Paragraph 6 of the German Residence Permit Act, a resident can still hold a valid residence permit if the resident loses his/her job. The Aliens Administration can make a judgment to extend the residence permit, while the resident can enjoy the corresponding unemployment benefits at the same time and has sufficient time to find a new German business employer.

Lastly, I would like to remind everyone that following the continuous strengthening of Germany’s EU Blue Card requirements, it is predictable that the review will become stricter in the future. If you intend to apply for a Blue Card to obtain a German permanent residence permit, you must plan as soon as possible. You are welcome to leave a message or send a private message to us if you have any questions about the EU Blue Card.


What are the steps to register a company in Germany

Following are the detailed steps we proceed to establish a company for your overview:

- Review the company and bank information

- A German law firm will draft the regulations

- Notarize in a German Notary Office

- Open a business account in a German bank

- Capital injection

- Apply for company registration at the local court

- After being approved, the company will get a registration certificate

- Establish the company

 

After the company is established, your company will need a regular accouting service.

Relevant services after establishing a company:

- Choose an accountant

- Open a tax account

- Obtain the tax ID, value-added tax number, and import/export tax number

- Accounting services

- Business secretarial services


What are the company forms in Germany

According to your conditions and needs, there are several possiblilities to choose from:

a. Limited liability company (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung - GmbH) is considered the most common legal form of company, which has a high degree of flexibility and requires fewer obligations. Under normal circumstances, foreign investors often choose GmbH as a form of investment in Germany.

b. Subsidiary (Tochtergesellschaft) is one of the common forms of a company for foreign companies to establish a branch in Germany. Tochtergesellschaft is also a kind of GmbH. The Chinese parent company and the German subsidiary can form a unified operating entity of the same legal person. The Chinese parent company can position a General Manager or an authorized person in Germany to centralize the power. The German subsidiary has independent operating capabilities and is economically and organizationally independent, but in any case, it belongs to the Chinese parent company.

c. Public limited company (Aktiengesellschaft or AG, for short), is another common form of a capital company for modern enterprises besides GmbH, whose shares can be traded on the stock exchange. The establishment of AG is particularly suitable to complete major economic tasks. Enterprises in various countries will continue to integrate through this legal form to continually promote the forward development of the capital market.

d. Non-independent operating office (Repräsentanz) is another form of a company practiced by Chinese companies to set up an organization in Germany. This type of office is usually established to allow the company to understand the local market, and it is mandatory to register such an office in Germany. If the primary purpose of setting up a Chinese branch office in Germany is to talk and keep in touch with the business partners, financial institutions, and state agencies, then establishing an office is also the easiest step.