Revenue forecast (German freelance visa)

You need this form to apply for a freelance visa in Berlin. It’s called the revenue forecast (Ertragsvorschau).

How to apply for a freelance visa

This is the official template. You can use your own template, but some Ausländerbehörde employees prefer the official template.

Download the Ertragsvorschau template

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How to fill the revenue forecast

This form describes your estimated income and expenses. Your estimated income should be realistic, but ambitious. It’s better to estimate too high than too low.1 If your income is higher, you might get a longer freelance visa.

  • Drawn by (erstellt durch)
    You can write your own name.2
  • Rent
    For example, rent for a store, an office or a co-working space. Do not include your apartment rent.
  • Trade tax (Gewerbesteuer)
    Use the Gewerbesteuer calculator to calculate your trade tax. If you are a Freiberufler, you don’t pay trade tax. – More information
  • Other business taxes
    Include your estimated income tax, or leave this field empty. If you pay trade tax (Gewerbesteuer), you pay less income tax. Write your total income tax minus your total trade tax.
Sources and footnotes
  1. Sebastian Hoffmann from Touring Artists (November 2022) 

  2. Facebook (2023)