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

You can obtain a residence permit for the purpose of research if you hold a residence permit valid for the duration of the procedure from another EU Member State for the purpose of research. The residence permit for the purpose of research for mobile researchers is a temporary residence permit. It shall be granted for the duration of the research project, but not more than one year. The residence permit entitles the research institution designated in the host agreement to start research activities and to take up teaching activities. Changes to the research project during the stay do not lead to the abolition of this entitlement. If the application for a residence permit is submitted at least 30 days before the start of the stay in the Federal Territory and the residence permit of the other Member State is still valid, the stay and employment in the Federal Territory shall be deemed to be permitted for up to 180 days from the date of entry within a period of 360 days before your application is decided.

Valid passport or passport replacement Current biometric photo Valid residence permit of the EU Member State for the purpose of research under Directive 2016/801 Hosting agreement or a corresponding contract with a research institution for the implementation of a research project Proof of livelihood 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. There is no interest in expulsion against you. They hold a residence permit valid for the duration of the procedure from another EU Member State for the purpose of research under Directive (EU) 2016/801. 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 for the implementation of a research project with a research institution in Germany. You can secure your livelihood and health insurance coverage from your income without taking advantage of public benefits.
Free advice on the topics of entry, residence and work can also be obtained from the "Hotline Working and Living in Germany" from the federal government portal 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 for mobile researchers (german): https://www.bamf.de/DE/Themen/MigrationAufenthalt/ZuwandererDrittstaaten/MobilitaetEU/MobilitaetWissenschaftler/mobilitaet-wissenschaftler-node.html Information on residence permit for the purpose of research: https://www.bamf.de/EN/Themen/MigrationAufenthalt/ZuwandererDrittstaaten/MobilitaetEU/MobilitaetWissenschaftler/mobilitaet-wissenschaftler-node.html

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. The application can also be submitted to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, which will forward your application to the competent immigration authority. Responsible in the state of Brandenburg is the immigration authority of the district/district-free city

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Ministry of the Interior and For Municipalities of the State of Brandenburg

Last update or date of publication
15.07.2020