Requirement to financially provide for yourself in order to be eligible for a permanent residence permit

If you are between 18 and 67 years of age and are applying for a permanent residence permit, you must have earned your own income during the last 12 months.
What has your income been in the last 12 months?

Only these types of incomes are approved:

  • income from employment
  • business income (from your own company)
  • pension payments or permanent periodical benefits, for example earned interest and regular income from insurance settlements, contractual pensions, personal pension schemes, income from life insurance, rental income
  • sickness benefit, pregnancy benefit, parental benefit, retirement pension, unemployment benefit, work assessment allowance, single parent’s benefit
  • loans or grants received in connection with studies
  • introduction benefit

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