Are you interested in starting a business in Hamburg? You can contact this go-to resource for business development in Hamburg to answer your questions and get started.
We are the one-stop agency for national and international investment in Hamburg as well as the central partner of Hamburg’s business sector on all topics relating to business development. We offer a wide range of services for small and medium-sized enterprises in particular. We promote Hamburg as a business location on both national and international levels.
International companies planning to engage in business operations in Germany are faced with a number of questions.
We have specialists to provide you with answers to all these questions and will direct you to external experts as required. As early as possible get in touch with your nearest representative office or the our team in Hamburg. Obtaining detailed information from our specialists, e.g. regarding visas, will simplify all subsequent steps.
A visa is generally required for citizens of non-EU countries travelling to Germany on business. Visas must be applied for at your German embassy or consulate. To obtain a visa, you will need a letter of invitation from us or from another company based in Hamburg.
Proof of health insurance coverage in Germany is required for obtaining a visa. You can take out health insurance in your home country.
Whether you will book hotel accommodation or rent an apartment for your stay in Hamburg will, of course, depend on the duration of your business trip. We will gladly make a reservation for you.
Which documents are required depends on whether the company is to be established by an individual or a legal entity.
If you are setting up a company in Germany, even the consultancy provided by Hamburg Invest cannot replace the work of a number of specialists. The following may be involved:
We will make the appointments for these meetings.
Companies wishing to enter a foreign market can actively seek out support by the embassy or consulate of their home country in another city. Staff members are ready to help you begin.
Another source of support and information is the bilateral chamber of commerce of your
home country. The chamber may assist your company in several ways, including
consulting services regarding market research, trade-show assistance, background
verification, preparation of market entry plans and business referral services.
Find your Embassy / Consulate or Chamber of commerce for this city.