Confusion over "Beschäftigung" and "selbständige Tätigkeit" for Blue Card holders

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In the Zusatzblatt of my Blue Card, it is written:


 

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Beschäftigung nicht gestattet mit Ausnahme der Tätigkeit als Software Engineer bei ABC GmbH, Ort

Selbstständige Tätigkeit gestattet

Nach 2Jähr. Versicherungspfl. Beschäftig. ist Beschäftig. jeder Art gestattet

 

 

Now, there is a chance to help out on a university research project as *Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft* in my spare time, e.g. 40 hours per month.

However, to do that, apparently the university would want me to sign a HiWi contract, as usual.

 

My understanding is that, I can only work as a *freelancer* (Freiberufler), but not as an *employee* of any other organization. Therefore, I'd need to invoice the university for the services that I perform, instead of being able to sign a normal HiWi contract. I'll also need to register myself at the Finanzamt and get a separate Steuernummer.

 

Is my understanding correct?

 

The situation is annoying, since universities here are quite rigid, and it's quite possible that the department wouldn't be able to establish a freelancing working relationship with me due to all the bureaucracy, meaning that I'd miss out on this chance.TT≥≥≤≤

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About the "Nach 2Jähr. Versicherungspfl. Beschäftig. ist Beschäftig. jeder Art gestattet" part, during my time in the university here, I also worked as a HiWi for two years. I'm not sure if that retroactively qualifies me for this condition, which is listed on the Blue Card though. I guess that would likely not work out?

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27 minutes ago, SZJX said:

My understanding is that, I can only work as a *freelancer* (Freiberufler), 

 

Or as a trader, self-employment is not limited to free professions/freie Berufe. 

 

27 minutes ago, SZJX said:

 

Is my understanding correct?

 

Yes.

 

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 I guess that would likely not work out?

 

Correct. 

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You can apply for a Renterversicherungsverlauf and see if you reach the two years limit. 

 

 

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