My non-eu spouse and I plan to move to Germany next year. I am a British citizen, however currently we both live in South Korea, where we both work. We are intending to spend some time to travel together during the first part of next year which means that neither of us will be working directly prior to entering Germany, so won't be able to prove any current income on arrival. I would prefer not to find employment immediately on entering Germany as I will be working on a personal art project that will not bring any income for a few months. However, my wife would like to begin work immediately on entering Germany.
We both have savings which will total around 13,000-15,000 euro when entering Germany. Can I exercise my EU treaty rights as economically inactive in Germany with our savings and will this allow her to apply for a residence card allowing her to begin work immediately?
If this isn't possible, I would seek a very minimal part time job, perhaps 10 or less hours per week, would this be sufficient in order for me to exercise my EU treaty rights enabling her to apply for a residence card?