Settlement Permit Artist

The "settlement permit artist" entitles the holder to exercise a self-employed or employed activity consisting predominantly of artistic creation.

The "settlement permit artist" is usually issued for 12 months. You can find more information on the validity period of residence permits here.

Who can receive a "settlement permit artist"?

In the case of dependent artistic activity, artists who are third country nationals must submit an application for a "settlement permit artist" together with a written declaration from their employer that they will comply with the employment conditions specified in the application, in addition to proof that they meet the general conditions for granting the permit.

In the case of self-employed artistic activity, a written contract for an activity that will last longer than six months is required, as well as proof of compliance with the general conditions for granting the permit.

What are the requirements for a “settlement permit artist"?

The general and special conditions for the granting of a residence permit must be fulfilled.

Further information on the general requirements can be found here. You will find a list of the necessary documents in the respective application form.