I got selected to an incubator program in Germany and I'm a Sri Lankan citizen. I cannot seem to find the right type of visa I need to apply for. The Embassy told me it has to be Long Term Visa, but there are many categories. Does anyone know what I need to apply for? The program in Germany lasts for 6 months.
You will need a working permit (i.e. a blue card). If you are planning to create a startup business in Germany from the incubator, you might have better chances. This requires you however to invest money and create jobs in Germany.
So in any case, you need a "Blue Card". If you cannot claim to be a startup through your investment volume in Germany, you need an income of at least 44,800 euros p/a.
If this is also not possible, I would consult the incubator program directly to inquire how they would recommend the visa to be applied for.
Why dont apply for a Schengen Visa? Category : Business.
They will interview you anyway at the embassy.
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