German newspaper Der Spiegel reported on Tuesday that the federal government has extended a three-year permit to freelancers from the UK, Canada and Ireland.
The news comes after the government announced last month it would extend the scope of the programme for up to five years.
The US, which is the third-largest market for freelancers in the world, has not extended its temporary work visas to freelancer for the time being.
The UK and Canada were the only two countries that extended the work visas, while Ireland granted temporary visas.
German newspaper Der Speigel reported that the government had extended the three-month temporary work visa for up in the UK to up to four months.
The news comes as the European Commission is set to issue a statement later this week stating that it will open a consultation on a proposal to extend the temporary work programme for two more years.
In addition to the UK and Canadian authorities, the US Department of Homeland Security has also opened a consultation, but it is not clear if the US will accept any proposals.
A similar programme in the US has already been extended for two years by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services.