Start-ups from abroad – How to open a branch office in Munich
- Do you have a start-up and are you planning to settle in Munich?
- Do you live abroad and are planning to open a business in Munich?
Finding the right contact person
Point of Single Contact (PSC) of the City of Munich
The Point of Single Contact for corporate services covers a broad spectrum. Frequently asked questions include forms of opening a office in Munich, licenses from the Immigration Authority or specific requirements to exercise a profession. PSC will guide and advise you through the local administration. Consulting services are offered in German and English and are free of charge. Visit the PSC website
Telephone +49 89 233-22070 | E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
CCI – Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Munich and Upper Bavaria (IHK für München und Oberbayern)
- Information on company law:
Ms Petra Busse | Telephone +49 89 5116 1313 | E-Mail: Busse@muenchen.ihk.de
Ms Lidya Pfeffer | Telephone +49 89 5116 1427 | E-Mail: Pfeffer@muenchen.ihk.de
- Informationen on foreigners law:
Mr. Steffen Pollmer | Telephone +49 89 5116 1204 | E-Mail: Pollmer@muenchen.ihk.de
- Information on employment law:
Ms Franziska Edlin | Telephone +49 89 5116 1490 | E-Mail: Edlin@muenchen.ihk.de
Invest in Bavaria – the Business Promotion Agency of the State of Bavaria
Invest in Bavaria supports companies from Germany and abroad and from a wide range of sectors. From location search to getting access to relevant partners and networks for your business. Their cross cultural teams provide you with all the important information, valuable contacts and customized support for your expansion project. The “Ois Easy” – a programme for start-ups from abroad is specifically designed for start-ups from abroad who want to open a new branch or a new office in Germany and establish themselves on the German market in the long term. Visit the website and find your contact person here.
Germany Trade and Invest – Investment Guide to Germany
Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad, and its network of partners throughout the world, GTAI supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany. For initial information on entry regulations, company set up, corporation taxation, employees and social security and incentive programs please see the GTAI “Investment Guide to Germany”.
Need help to find a tax adviser or lawyer?
We have listed several options to help you with your search.
Do you you own a valid residence permit for the purpose of self-employed activity in Germany?