There are no requirements for local sourcing, export percentage, or local or national ownership.
In some cases, there may be performance requirements tied to the incentive, such as creation of
job creation or maintaining a certain level of employment for a prescribed length of time.
U.S. Companies can generally obtain the resident visas and spousal work permits they require to
do business in Germany. Some effort and paperwork is required, but the relevant laws are quite
broad, and considerable administrative discretion is exercised in their application. Citizens from
the United States may apply for work and residential permits from within Germany.
A number of U.S. States have not yet concluded reciprocal agreements with Germany to recognize one
another’s driver’s licenses. As a result, licenses from those states are not legal in Germany
beyond six months, whereas licenses from states that have signed agreements can be converted
to German licenses after six months.