Germany denies visas to prostitutes

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8 December 2004 , BERLIN - A court in Berlin on Wednesday banned three Romanian prostitutes from receiving visas to enter Germany - only because they cannot prove they will have "a stable, guaranteed income". Berlin Administrative Court sided with federal immigration officials who rejected the trio's applications to enter the country as "professional freelancers" in the sex trade. Taking advantage of Germany's liberal sex-for-money laws, the women had never concealed the fact that they intended to walk the

8 December 2004 

BERLIN - A court in Berlin on Wednesday banned three Romanian prostitutes from receiving visas to enter Germany - only because they cannot prove they will have "a stable, guaranteed income".

Berlin Administrative Court sided with federal immigration officials who rejected the trio's applications to enter the country as "professional freelancers" in the sex trade.

Taking advantage of Germany's liberal sex-for-money laws, the women had never concealed the fact that they intended to walk the streets.

But the court pointed out that, under German law, visa applicants must prove that they have sufficient financial means to support themselves or that they have signed a job contract for a stable, guaranteed income with a German employer.

"The law applies to all professions," a court spokesman said, "even the world's oldest profession."

DPA

Subject: German news

 

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