Next April I am going to start a master program in Germany living on a student visa.

Currently I am working as a freelancer on Upwork. I know that in Germany it is not permitted for people on student visas to work as freelancers, but, to the best of my knowledge, it only applies if the source/destination of income is Germany.

In my case, the source of my income would be Poland and the destination would be Egypt. Does this prohibition apply to me?

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    Dual post: law.stackexchange.com/questions/27038/…
    – chirlu
    Mar 24, 2018 at 3:03
  • That's true. I asked it over there and some users pointed I should ask it here for answers :)
    – ahmed
    Mar 24, 2018 at 14:23
  • You might want to find some german-specific law forum (likely in German), because your question is a very specific niche about German laws. Or pay for info session with knowledgeable German layer/accountant. Mar 30, 2018 at 13:57


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