You need this form to apply for a freelance visa in Berlin. This document is called the revenue forecast (Ertragsvorschau), or the profit and loss statement.

The template below is the official example found on You can use your own template, but some Ausländerbehörde employees prefer the official template. You can find the template I used here: English / German.

How to apply for a freelance visa ➞

How to fill this form

  • Rent: This is for your business rent. For example, rent for an office or a coworking space. Do not include your apartment rent.
  • Trade tax: You can calculate your trade tax (Gewerbesteuer) with the Gewerbesteuer calculator. If you are a Freiberufler, you don't need to pay any trade tax. — More about the trade tax
  • Other business taxes: You can leave this field empty, or include your expected income tax. Calculate your income tax with this calculator. If you pay trade tax (Gewerbesteuer), you pay less income tax. Write your total income tax minus your total trade tax.