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Frequently Asked Questions

How to get an Australian Student Visa?

Australian Student Visa is mandatory to study in Australia. To secure an Australian Visa, you need to fulfill few requirements of the Department of Home Affairs. In addition to the below requirements, you would have to fill in an Australian student visa application form, remit the application fee for visa, and give an interview if required.

These requirements are as follows:

  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement
  • English proficiency requirements
  • Health and character requirements
  • Financial requirements

What is GTE in Australian Student Visa Application?

GTE stands for Genuine Temporary Entrant. According to this rule introduced in November 2011, a student Visa applicant needs to prove his/her genuineness to fly in order to study in Australia on a temporary basis.   This rule also applies to dependents i.e. spouse and children or a guardian who intend to accompany the student. Applicants would need to go through an interview for this purpose. Department of Home Affairs will screen through the following points to see your GTE status:

  • Your history of immigration
  • The course you intend to pursue in Australia and its impact on your profile
  • Conditions in your country
  • Possible opportunities and conditions for you in Australia.

What are the eligibility criteria for skilled permanent residency in Australia?

The following are the eligibility requirements for skilled permanent residency in Australia:

  • Prior experience in one of  Australia’s Skilled Occupations Listof nominated occupations
  • Go through skills test with the applicable testing authority for that particular occupation
  • Expression of Interest needs to be submitted.
  • Need to be between 18 and 50 years of age at the time of the issue of invitation
  • Fulfill Skilled Migration basic eligibilitycriteria such as  English language, health, and character checks
  • Score a minimum of 60 points on the test.

How are applicants for Australian skilled employment visa scored on their work experience?

While applying for the skilled employed visa, candidates are given points according to their work experience in a skilled occupation, either in Australia or another country. This work Experience needs to be in a nominated occupation on Australia’s Skilled Occupations List or an occupation that is closely related to those occupations. This experience needs to be earned within the last ten years.

Points for work experience in Australia and outside are different are given differently. The following are the details of the points awarded.

Employment span in years. (In Australia) Points given
8 20
5 15
3 10
1 5

 

Employment span in years. (Outside of Australia) Points given
8 15
5 10
3 5

How are applicants for Australian skilled employment visa scored on their academic qualifications?

Points are also given to the academic qualifications of the applicants of skilled employment visa. The following are the details of the points given:

Educational Qualification Points given
Australian Diploma or trade qualification 10
Qualification or award recognised by the assessing authority in assessment of the skilled occupation 10
Bachelor’s and/ or Master’s degree 15
Doctorate (PhD) 20

How are applicants for Australian skilled employment visa scored on their age?

Points are also given to the age of the applicants of skilled employment visa. The following are the details of the points given:

Age (in years) Points
18-24 25
25-32 30
33-39 25
40-44 15

What are different types of Australian Investor Visas?

The three prominent Australian Investor Visa types are as following:

  • Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 188)
  • Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 888)
  • Business Talent (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 132)

What is Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 188)?

This Visa is a provision for highly successful investors. This is a temporary visa given for investors creating employment and contributing to the technological and economic development of Australia. The time period for this visa is generally 4 years, which can be converted into permanent visa (Subclass 888) on the successful performance of the business.

What is Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 888)?

This a permanent form of the temporary investment visa (Subclass 188) after it has been upgraded. This visa is given to investors who prove the profitable course of their business through on a temporary basis (Subclass 188). Once an applicant secures a permanent visa, he/she can get a Permanent residency with all its perks.

What is Business Talent (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 132)?

This visa is designed for high net worth individuals and business tycoons who are dedicated to contributing their expertise to new and existing companies in Australia. This visa is given on a permanent basis. However, the applicant requires Australian local government’s sponsorship.

What is the procedure for Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 188) application?

An investor needs to go through the following steps to apply for the visa:

  • Applicants need to fill in “SkillSelect” an online skill system form of Australian government. Where the applicant needs to fill in details about his/her skills, business idea and investment plans in Australia.
  • Post the submission of EOI, applicants need to wait for the response of Australian government. Later, Australian government would invite the applicants to submit application for Australian investor visa.
  • Applicant needs to submit the visa application within a window of 60 days after he/she receives an invitation to do so. Applicant needs to attach all the supporting documents for withholding the application.

What are the eligibility criteria for Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 188)?

The following are the eligibility criteria for the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 188):

  • Online skill system completion with country’s sponsorship.
  • An age cap of 55 years. ( which can be overlooked in special cases)
  • Applicant’s profile demonstrating successful investment and entrepreneur experience
  • Test results of a special assessment for skills.
  • Proof of good health and character
  • Proof of intention to invest over 1.5M AUD (or over 5 million for the SIV and over 15 million for the PIV) into designated Australian bonds before initiating the application.
  • Applicant’s documents showing net assets and businesses that would create and income of more than 2.25M AUD per annum.

What are the eligibility criteria for Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 888)?

The following are the eligibility requirements for the Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 888):

  • Applicant should still continue to have the sponsorship of the local Australian government.
  • Age cap for the applicants is 55 years.
  • Applications need to hold any of the 188, 444, or 457IE visas.
  • Applicant needs to fulfill all the requirements of the temporary visa and should be able to demonstrate the profitability of the business.

What are the eligibility criteria for Business Talent (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 132)?

The following are the eligibility requirements for the Business Talent (Permanent) Visa (Subclass 132):

  • Applicant needs to claim for the Australia’s sponsorship through the government’s online skill system.
  • Age cap of 55 years. (Can be relaxed by government for highly profitable businesses)
  • Documentation demonstrating successful and flawless business track record.
  • Significant Business Stream:Applicant’s family’s net value of assets should be no less than 1.5M AUD (these funds should be invested in Australia during the course of 2 years) and applicant’s company’s turnover is a minimum of 3M AUD.
  • Venture capital stream: Applicant needs to have a minimum of 1M AUD from a venture capitalist of AVCAL for developing the business idea in question.
  • Applicant needs to prove dedication to maintain the business’ ownership.
  • Applicant needs to dedicate his/her own time to the strategic management of the AU business even in daily operations.
  • Applicant needs to prove the economic benefits Australia through the business.
  • Proof of good temper and health.

What are the eligibility criteria for the Australian Investor Visa (Sub Class 891)?

Australian Investor Visa is awarded to applicants who are individuals or partners intending to invest in Australia for a period of 4 years. The following are the eligibility criteria for the Australian Investor Visa:

  • Applicant needs to be a holder of Investor (Provisional) (subclass 162) visa.
  • Applicant needs to live for a minimum of two years out of 4 years preceding the visa application.
  • Proof of genuine commitment to carry out business in Australia
  • Proof of involvement of applicant and partner in no illegal activity.
  • Proof of good conduct and health of applicant and partner
  • Applicant needs to fulfill the requirements for the provisional business visa.
  • Proof of holding the investment of AUD1, 500,000 for a minimum of 4 years in the name of the applicant or partner.
  • Proof of no outstanding debts to Australian government

What are the eligibility criteria for the Australian Investor Visa (Sub Class 891)?

Australian Investor Visa is awarded to applicants who are individuals or partners intending to invest in Australia for a period of 4 years. The following are the eligibility criteria for the Australian Investor Visa:

  • Applicant needs to be a holder of Investor (Provisional) (subclass 162) visa.
  • Applicant needs to live for a minimum of two years out of 4 years preceding the visa application.
  • Proof of genuine commitment to carry out business in Australia
  • Proof of involvement of applicant and partner in no illegal activity.
  • Proof of good conduct and health of applicant and partner
  • Applicant needs to fulfill the requirements for the provisional business visa.
  • Proof of holding the investment of AUD1, 500,000 for a minimum of 4 years in the name of the applicant or partner.
  • Proof of no outstanding debts to Australian government

What are the costs involved in the application of Australian Investor Visa?

The following are the application costs involved in the Australian Investor Visa:

  • $ 2180 : Base application fees for Investor (Subclass 891) visa.
  • $ 1090: For applicants of age 18 and above ( Additional Applicant charge)
  • $ 545 : For applicants of age under 18 years ( Additional Applicant charge)

Other than these above mandatory costs applicants might also incur the following additional costs:

  • Charges for certification/translation of documents ( on the basis of the person certifying them and the number of copies certified)
  • Charges for a police check.
  • Charges for medical examination.

What are the eligibility criteria for Partner Visa (subclasses 820 and 821) in Australia?

The following are the eligibility requirements for the Partner Visa (subclasses 820 and 821) in Australia:

  • Applicant needs to be married or in a de facto relationship with either

o   an Australian citizen

o   an Australian permanent resident

o   An eligible New Zealand citizen.

 

  • The marriage of the applicant should be valid as per the Australian law. According to which an applicant needs to possess parental permission in case his/her age is of 16 or 17 years.
  • In case of a De facto relationship, an applicant should have been in the relationship for a minimum of 12 months.

What are the different types of Australian Visitor Visa?

There are three types of visitor visas that are available for tourists and visitors to Australia

 

  • Electronic Travel Authority: ETA is granted for nationals holding are residing and holding the passports of the following countries:

o   Brunei

o   Canada

o   Hong Kong

o   Japan

o   Malaysia

o   Singapore

o   South Korea

o   United States

 

  • eVisitor ( subclass 651): ETA is granted for nationals holding are residing and holding the passports of the following countries:

 

 

 

 

Andorra Liechtenstein
Austria Lithuania
Belgium Luxembourg
Bulgaria Malta
Croatia Monaco
Cyprus The Netherlands
Czech Republic Norway
Denmark Poland
Estonia Portugal
Finland Romania
France Republic of San Marino
Germany Slovak Republic
Greece Slovenia
Hungary Spain
Iceland Sweden
Ireland Switzerland
Italy United Kingdom – British Citizen
Latvia Vatican City (Holy See).

 

  • Visitor Visa (subclass 600): ETA is granted for nationals holding are residing and holding the passports of the 209 other countries other than above. Please go through the Australian home affairs website for an exhaustive list of the 209 countries.

What are the documents required for a Canadian Student Visa?

Candidates who are studying for a course which lasts for more than six months in Canada need a Canadian study permit. Students pursuing higher studies at accredited higher education institutions can work part-time on campus with the help of a student visa.  You can apply for the Canadian through online IRCC web portal. The following are the documents which are generally required for student permit application:

  • Unconditional letter of acceptance
  • Passport
  • Passport-size photographs
  • Fees receipts
  • Test scores
  • Academic documents
  • Financial documents
  • Work experience certificates (if applicable)
  • Scholarship letter (In cases applicable)
  • Any other relevant correspondence documents of the educational institute
  • Medical report.

What are the financial requirements for Canadian student permit?

Apart from the tuition fees for the concerned study program, a student permit applicant needs to show a proof of funds that will support the living costs while pursuing the program in Canada. The financial requirements are as follows:

  • C$10,000 per every year of the stay at Canada.
  • C$11,000 per every year of the stay at Quebec in Canada.

What are the eligibility criteria for the skilled worker residency visa in Canada?

The Federal Skilled worker residency’s eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Applicants need to have full-time paid work experience for 1 year on a continuous basis or the equivalent in part-time continuous employment in the last 10 years. This experience needs to be in one of 347 eligible occupationsapproved under the applicable National Occupational Classification system.
  • The classification of work experience under the National Occupations Classification system i.e. Skill Type 0 (Managerial Occupations), Skill Level A (Professional Occupations), or Skill Level B (Technical Occupations and Skilled Trades) will be applicable to the applicant’s work experience.
  • A minimum of 67 points as per the skilled worker point grid.
  • Pass the required English or French language tests.
  • Need to have the adequate settlement funding.
  • Need to pass a security background check and medical examination.

What are factors considered under skilled worker point grip of Canadian immigration?

The following factors are considered under the skilled worker point grid:

  • Age :  Maximum of 12 points
  • Education: Maximum of 25 points
  • Employment experience: Maximum of 15 points
  • Language: Maximum of 28 points
  • Arranged employment in Canada: Maximum of 10 points
  • Adaptability: Maximum of 10 points

An applicant needs to score a minimum of 67 points out of a maximum of 100 points.

Who are eligible for Canadian Visa under self-employed category?

The following are the requirements for anyone to be eligible for a visa under self-employed category:

  • Experience and capabilities that can contribute to the athletic and cultural life in Canada
  • Experience in field of farm management and willing to purchase and develop a farm in Canada.

What is PNP investor program?

PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) is designed to involve skilled and experienced professionals to live in and contribute to the economic development of provinces or territories of Canada. Many Canadian territories and provinces are eligible to nominate immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Program. Every province/territory focuses on “streams” which are immigration programs that aim at particular group and has  separate eligibility requirements for nominating people for PNP.

Who are eligible for PNP investor program?

Eligibility criteria for the PNP investor program are a subject to change without notice. As every province/ territory has its own focus grounds, they also have their own eligibility requirements. Visit the website of the concerned province to know about the particular province’s requirements.

How to apply for PNP investor program?

Visa application under the PNP investor program Canada involves the following steps:

  • Applicant needs to send an application for a nomination to a territory or province
  • Get a nomination from the province or territory
  • File an application to IRCC for Permanent resident program.

How to sponsor for Spouse to move to Canada?

The following are the steps to sponsor the spouse to move to Canada:

  • Confirm eligibility to become a sponsor for the spouse.
  • Submit the application with necessary documents to support it.
  • Applicant will get a notification with file number and information about next when the authorities receive the application.
  • Applicant can link the application to an online account for an easy and fast processing.
  • Applicant needs to submit further documents if required by the authorities.
  • Applicants can track the application online.

·         Once the spouse visa is granted, applicant prepare for arrival in Canada

What are the eligibility requirements for a visitor visa to Canada?

The following are the requirements to get a visitor visa to Canada:

  • Valid Passport
  • Proof of good health
  • Proof of no criminal or immigration-related convictions
  • Applicant needs to prove to an immigration officer that you have ties—such as a job, home, financial assets or family—that will take you back to your home country.
  • Prove to the  immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit
  • Proof of adequate funds for the stay in Canada.

What are New Zealand Student Visa Requirements?

The following are the student visa requirements to study in New Zealand for more than 3 months and when applicant is of more than 18 years old.

  • A letter of offer from a university/instituted in New Zealand which is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
  • Proof of finance to support through the entire course of study in New Zealand.
  • Proof of enough funds to purchase the return air ticket to your home country.
  • Guarantee of accommodation by the institute.
  • A certificate of good character from your local police authority.
  • For students applying for courses that last over six months, a tuberculosis screening might be required.

How to apply for a New Zealand student visa?

New Zealand student visa application can be done online. The INZ website has the Application to study in New Zealand form. This needs to be filled by carefully following the instruction give on the front. Later, this application needs to be submitted at the New Zealand Visa Application Centre.

What is the process to apply for skilled employment residency visa in New Zealand?

The application process for skilled employment residency visa in New Zealand is a simple 5 step process as shown below:

  • Verification of applicant details with the eligibility criteria and required points.
  • Submission of EOI (Expression of Interest)
  • New Zealand Immigration authority will send the applicant an invitation to apply for residency (ITA)
  • Applicant needs to send the application for residence
  • The Immigration authority will make a decision about the application.

What factors are considered to give points for skilled employment residency visa in New Zealand?

The following factors are considered to give a skilled employment residency visa:

  • Age
  • Skilled employment
  • Work Experience
  • Academic qualifications
  • Partner/Spouse details

What are the eligibility criteria for Partner Visa in New Zealand?

The eligibility requirements for a partner visa in New Zealand are as follows.

  • Applicant’s partnership needs to be genuine and stable.
  • Applicant needs to be living with the partner.

What are the benefits of New Zealand Visitor Visa?

New Zealand visitor visa depending on the applicant’s plan will support the applicant’s stay for 9 months. The following are the benefits of New Zealand visitor visa:

  • Applicant can visit friends and family, explore New Zealand through amateur sports and adventure activities.
  • Applicant can pursue a course which can last up to 3 months.
  • Applicant can include a partner, and dependent children under the age of 19, in visitor visa application.

What are different types of UK student visa?

There are different types of UK student Visa depending on the study requirements of the applicant.

  • Short-Term study visa:This visa is for applicants who are above the age of 18 years and wanting to pursue a short course which lasts up to 6 months. If you are studying English language courses, there is a provision to extend this visa up to 11 months.
  • Tier 4 (Child) student visa: This Visa is applicable to students aging 4 to 17 years and want to purse their education from one of the Tier 4 Sponsor License holding institutions for a longer period of time.
  • Tier 4 (General) student: This Visa is applicable to students aged 16 years or above and want to purse their education from one of the Tier 4 Sponsor License holding institutions for a longer period of time.

What are the financial requirements for UK student visa?

UK student Visa applicants need to demonstrate a proof of financial support while applying for the Visa. This proof of financial support needs to extend to the complete course of stay in UK. This proof can be shown in the form of statements of your bank account or a letter of guarantee from a financial sponsor.

Your financial sum must cover your tuition fees, living and other costs. You need to show a proof of living costs of £1,265 per month in case you are studying in London or living costs of £1,015 per month in case you are studying in a place outside of London.

What are the eligibility criteria for Spouse Visa in UK?

The eligibility requirements for a partner visa in New Zealand are as follows.

  • The applicant and his/her spouse must be of 18 years of age or above.
  • The Visa applicant’s spouse needs to be the following:

o   A British citizen (or)

o   Settled in UK ( with “indefinite leave to remain’ or proof of permanent residence)

o   Have a refugee status or a humanitarian protection in the country.

  • Applicant’s partner should demonstrate the intention to live together in UK permanently.
  • Applicant needs to be in a civil partnership or marriage which recognized as per the UK law.
  • Applicant should have been living with the partner for a minimum of 2 years at the time of application.
  • Applicant should be either a fiancé/fiancée or a proposed civil partner. The couple needs to enter into a civil partnership within 6 months of the applicant’s arrival in UK.
  • Proof of English language
  • Proof of financial support

What is the procedure to obtain UK visitor Visa?

The UK visitor Visa application has the following simple steps:

 

  • Confirm eligibility and the visa type needed for the specific visit.
  • Prepare the necessary support documents like passport and other required medical or other proofs.
  • Apply for the Visa according to the procedure
  • Attend the given appointment with required documents
  • Secure a visitor Visa

How is the procedure to apply for highly skilled worker residence in Italy?

The following are the details of the procedure to apply for highly skilled worker residency:

Residence contract proposal: Applicant’s employer needs to submit a request or a written communication regarding the proposal of the employment contract for the immigrations in the “Prefettura” of the competent province.

Visa: Post the acceptance of the employer’s proposal, the immigration department will convey their decision to the issue of visa to the Italian embassy of your home country. Thereon, the Visa will be issued.

Residence permit: Applicants need to submit an application for residence permit within eight days of their arrival in Italy.

You must apply for a residence permit at the One-Stop-Shop for Immigration in the “Prefettura” of the competent province within eight days of arriving in Italy.

Who are considered as highly skilled worker in Italy?

The following is the statutory definition of a highly skilled worker in Italy:

  • Those who have achieved the title on a path of education of no less than three years and their professional qualifications higher, falling in levels 1, 2 and 3 of the ISTAT classification of professions CP 2011 although residing in another Member State, or holders of Blue Card issued in another Member State;
  • professionals, whose qualification is recognized in Italy, who meet the requirements of the Legislative Decree no. 206/2007 although residing in another member state, or holders of Blue Card issued in another Member State;
  • are considered highly qualified even those foreign citizens legally residing in Italy by virtue of a valid residence permit within one of the categories listed above.

What are different types of USA student Visa?

Primarily, there are two types of student Visas to study in USA. The following are the two types of student visa:

F-1 Visa:  

This type of US student visa is used most commonly by the students. F-1 Visa is mandatory for students who want to pursue a higher study program for a more than 18 hours week through any one of the accredited U.S. colleges or universities, private secondary schools or English language programs.

M-1 Visa:

M-1 Visa is for students who want to pursue a vocational program or a non-academic course in an institution in the U.S.A.

What are the documents required for the US student Visa application?

The USA student Visa application needs many documents to support it. The following are the documents need for a student application:

  • Passport
  • Passport photos
  • Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) ,Student Status (Form 1-20)
  • Receipt of application fees
  • Nonimmigrant Visa Application, Form DS-160
  • Academic certificates
  • Test score documents
  • Proof of financial stability
  • Proof of intent to return from U.S.A post the completion of the program.

What is USA EB5 Visa?

USA EB5 Visa is an Immigrant investor visa issued to Immigrant investors to become lawful permanent residents of the USA. Candidates who have invested a minimum amount of $1,000,000 in a business in the USA which would recruit a minimum of 10 Americans as workers are eligible to apply for the USA EB5 visa. Applicants are also eligible if they invest $500,000 in any TEA- Targeted Employment Area which is generally a rural area or an area with high levels of unemployment.

What are the eligibility criteria for EB-5 visa?

Applicants who want to apply for U.S. residency through the EB-5 investment program must fulfill the inline criteria:

  • Investment: Candidates need to invest a minimum amount of $1,000,000 in a business in the USA which would recruit at least 10 Americans or they need to invest $500,000 in any TEA- Targeted Employment Area which is generally a rural area or an area with high levels of unemployment.
  • Approved Form I-526: An “Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur” is very important in EB-5 approval process. The alien investor need to submit documents with this application to show that they have started the U.S. business investment process. Extensive paper work must be attached; articles of incorporation, detailed business plan, including tax returns, bank statements and funds transfer records.

 

  • Obtaining a U.S. Business:  Applicants may choose to start a new business completely, streamline or restructure an existing business, buying and expanding the operations of an existing business, or hold a policy making role in an eligible company.

 

  • Employment Creation for U.S. Residents:  At least of Ten U.S. citizens need to be recruited in the qualifying company, within two years of the inception. The investor, their spouse, or children are will not be considered as part of this job creation number.

What is the process to get EB 5 visa?

The following are the steps in the process to get EB 5 visa:

  • Eligibility Confirmation
  • Investment Selection:
  • Hire an immigration attorney
  • Make a visa petition.
  • File the visa petition.
  • Investment management.
  • Wait for the application to reach USCIS.
  • Interview.
  • Confirm visa responsibilities.
  • Completion of the investment.

What are the spouse visa options for spouses of US citizens?

The following are visa options for spouses of US citizens:

  • Immigrant visa for a Spouse of a U.S. Citizen (IR1 or CR1): This needs an immigrant Petition for Alien Relative, Form I-130.
  • Nonimmigrant visa for spouse (K-3)the application for the nonimmigrant visa for spouse (K-3) who married a U.S. citizen must be submitted and the visa must be given in the country where the marriage took place. Post the visa process, when the visa is issued, the spouse will be able to travel to the U.S.A. to wait for the processing of the immigrant visa case. This visa needs two petitions that are Petition for Alien Relative, Form I-130, and Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), Form I-129F. Learn more.

 

  • Applicant needs submit proof of good health and character.
  • Applicant needs to have the support of applicant’s partner.
  • Applicant’s partner must be eligible to support spouse application.

What are the eligibility criteria for the tourist visa to the USA?

Applicants seeking B-1/ B-2 visa, need to show proof of their qualification for a U.S. visa as per the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The following things need to be proved

  • Applicant’s purpose is a temporary trip to the United States, such as business, pleasure, or medical treatment.
  • Applicant’s visit will be for a specific, limited period of time in the  US.
  • Proof of finance to support the expenses incurred during the stay in the United States
  • Proof of a residence outside the United States, as well as other binding social or economic ties, that will ensure your return abroad at the end of your visit.

What is the procedure to apply for a self-employment visa for Germany?

The following are the details of the procedure to apply for self-employment visa:

Visa: Applicants first step would be to apply for the visa at the consulate or embassy in their home country. According to the rules of the Residence Act, the local Foreigners Authority will screen the application and grant a visa.

Residence permit: After arrival to Germany, applicant needs to submit an application for a resident permit to the local Foreigners Authority. Applicant needs to prove that his/her self-employed activities will result in economic benefit to the region.

What documents are required for the self- employment visa for Germany?

The following are the documents applicants need to submit while applying for self-employment visa for Germany:

  • Valid passport
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Proof of financial stability.
  • Applicants aged more than 45 years need to submit financial proof for old age benefits.
  • Proof of capital and credit for the self-employment activity.
  • Documents demonstrating sustainability of your business idea.
  • Professional experience documents.

What is the procedure to apply for a self-employment visa for Greece?

The following are the details of the procedure to apply for self-employment visa:

  • Applicants primarily need to apply for the visa at the Greek consulate or embassy in their home country.
  • Applicants need to submit a residence permit application before the expiration of the visa to the ministry of migration policy.
  • Concerned authorities will issue a certificate which is valid for one year after applicant submits the residence permit applications. If the certificate is not issued ever after one year, the authorities will let you know of the reason for the delay.

What documents are required for the self- employment visa for Belgium?

The following are the documents applicants need to submit while applying for self-employment visa for Belgium:

  • Valid passport
  • Business plan which is approved by Ministry for migration policy and recommendation of Ministry of Economics.
  • Documents demonstrating the economic benefits of the self-employment activities to the Greece economy.
  • Proof of financial resources in a recognized bank account.
  • Proof of language skills ( English and/or Swedish)
  • Health certificate
  • State insurance application certificate for hospitalization and medical treatment

What is the procedure to apply for a self-employment visa for Spain?

The following are the details of the procedure to apply for self-employment visa:

  • Applicants first step would be to apply for a work permit at the Spain consulate or embassy in their home country.
  • Generally, the residence permit is given with the work permit on a self-employment basis

What documents are required for the self- employment visa for Spain?

The following are the documents applicants need to submit while applying for self-employment visa for Spain:

  • Valid passport
  • Documents demonstrating sustainability of your business idea.
  • Proof of financial stability in order to invest in the business plan.
  • Professional experience documents.
  • Proof of skills possessed to take on the proposed business plan.
  • Required licenses for business.
  • Registration of business if required.

Your visa application will be judged on the basis of your business’ potential to create employment.

What is the procedure to apply for a self-employment visa for Sweden?

The following are the details of the procedure to apply for self-employment visa:

  • Applicants primarily need to apply for the visa at the Swedish consulate or embassy in their home country.
  • Applicants need to submit a business plan for the business they plan to carry out in Sweden.
  • Applicant’s business plan will be assessed by the migration board thoroughly for its viability, financial feasibility and other factors.
  • The decision of the migration board thereon will be communicated to the Swedish consulate of the applicant’s home country.

What documents are required for the self- employment visa for Sweden?

The following are the documents applicants need to submit while applying for self-employment visa for Sweden:

  • Valid passport
  • Business plan
  • Proof of at least 50% ownership of the business and operational responsibility.
  • Projection of profits for two years and financial adequacy to support the family.
  • Proof of financial stability to support the applicant and his/her dependents.
  • Documents demonstrating banking connection, customer reference and experience/expertise in the field.
  • Proof of language skills ( English and/or Swedish)
  • Documents demonstrating sustainability of your business idea.
  • Professional experience documents.

What is the procedure to apply for a self-employment visa for France?

The following are the details of the procedure to apply for self-employment visa:

  • Applicants first step would be to apply for the visa at the French consulate or embassy in their home country.
  • An applicant whose least qualification is a Master’s degree or equivalent and have a work experience minimum of 5 years can apply for a “passport talent” residence permit which is valid up to 4 years.
  • An applicant who doesn’t meet the above qualification needs to attain a residence permit with the mention “entrepreneur- liberal profession” from the French consulate. This permit is valid up to 12 months.

What documents are required for the self- employment visa for France?

The following are the documents applicants need to submit while applying for self-employment visa for France:

  • Valid passport
  • Proof of financial resources.
  • Educational documents.
  • Documents related to self-employment the applicant will take on in France.

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