Residence permit for the purpose of gainful employment Grant for the purpose of research Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

You can obtain a residence permit for the purpose of research if you have concluded a hosting agreement or a corresponding contract with a research institution in Germany to carry out a research project. With a German residence permit for research purposes, you can also conduct research and teach in another EU country for a limited period of time. Some Member States require a separate notification to the relevant competent authorities. You can find out more on the homepage of the Federal Office for Migration and on the procedure and contact details of the respective national contact points in other EU Member States (see "further information"). The residence permit for the purpose of research is a temporary residence permit. It shall be granted for at least one year, if participation in a Union or multilateral programme of mobility measures for at least 2 years. In the case of a shorter duration of the research project, it shall be granted for its duration, but for at least one year if it participates in a Union or multilateral programme of mobility measures. The residence permit entitles the research institution designated in the host agreement to start research activities and to take up teaching activities. The changes to the research project during the stay do not lead to the abolition of this entitlement.

Valid passport Visa, if required Current biometric photo Hosting agreement or a corresponding contract with a research institution Proof of livelihood (e.B. proof of income) Proof of your health insurance lease


You will receive specific forms for foreigners' authorities from your immigration authority, which may also be offered online. Online procedure possible in some cases Written form required: yes Personal appearance required: yes

Preconditions
You have a recognised and valid passport or passport replacement and, if necessary, a valid visa. There is no interest in expulsion against you. Your stay does not endanger or affect the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany. You have concluded a hosting agreement or a corresponding contract with a research institution to carry out a research project in Germany. A declaration of cost assumption by the research institution has been issued. In principle, the research institution must undertake in writing to cover costs, the public authorities up to six months after the termination of the hosting agreement or contract. This includes the cost of subsistence during an unauthorised stay in an EU Member State and for deportation. However, a declaration of cost assumption is not required in certain cases. Please contact your local authority for this. You can secure your livelihood and health insurance coverage from your income without taking advantage of public benefits.
Section 18d (1) AufenthG

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You can also get free advice on the topics of entry, residence and work at the "Hotline Working and Living in Germany" from the Federal Government's portal for professionals from abroad. Phone: 030 1815-1111 Service hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Information on residence permit for the purpose of research (german): https://www.bamf.de/DE/Themen/Forschung/AnerkennungForschungseinrichtungen/Aufenthaltstitel/aufenthaltstitel.html Information on residence permit for the purpose of research https://www.bamf.de/EN/Themen/MigrationAufenthalt/ZuwandererDrittstaaten/Arbeit/Wissenschaftler/wissenschaftler-node.html Information on mobility to another EU Member State https://www.bamf.de/SharedDocs/Anlagen/DE/MigrationAufenthalt/flyer-rest-mobilitaetsrechte.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=9edstaat: List of recognised research institutions: https://www.bamf.de/SharedDocs/Anlagen/DE/Forschung/ListenAnerkennungsverfahren/001-liste-der-anerkennungen.html?nn=282656

The residence permit must be applied for with the immigration authority responsible for your residence. The procedure is as follows: Depending on the immigration authority and concerns, it may be possible to apply via the Internet. Find out if your immigration authority offers the electronic application for a residence permit. If the application is only possible in person, make an appointment with the immigration authority. During the appointment, your application will be accepted and your evidence will be checked (bring it with you to the appointment). Your fingerprints will be taken for the production of an electronic residence permit (eAT card). In the event of an electronic application, the immigration authority will contact you after receipt of your online application in order to make an appointment at the immigration office if necessary. During the appointment, your proofs will be checked (bring them to the appointment) and your fingerprints will be taken for the production of the electronic residence permit (eAT card). If your request is met, the immigration authority will arrange for the eAT card to be produced. After about six to eight weeks, you can pick up the eAT card from the immigration office. The eAT card must always be taken up in person. Fees apply for the issue of the residence permit. The timing and form of payment vary depending on the authority Responsible in the state of Brandenburg is the immigration authority of the district/district-free city