Residence permit for the purpose of gainful employment Extension for the purpose of research

The residence permit for the purpose of research is a temporary residence permit. You can apply for the renewal of your residence permit for the purpose of research if your work at a German research institution is to continue beyond the period of validity of your residence permit. Apply to the immigration authority responsible for your residence no later than eight weeks before the expiry of the time limit. The conditions for the renewal of the residence permit for the purpose of research shall be as apply. In particular, you should be able to submit a hosting agreement or a corresponding contract with a research institution. If you were obliged to participate in an integration course when you first issued your residence permit, this will be taken into account when renewing your residence permit. If you have not yet taken part in an integration course, the immigration authority may reject your application for renewal of your residence permit. If you have not yet completed the integration course, the residence permit will in principle only be extended for one year at a time until you successfully complete it or prove that your integration into social and social life has taken place elsewhere. In the event of renewal, your residence permit will be limited again. The residence permit for the purpose of research shall be extended for the duration of the research project. As a rule, the residence permit cannot be renewed if this has already been excluded at the time of the issue or the last extension of the residence permit.

Valid passport or passport replacement Existing residence permits Current biometric photo Hosting agreement or a corresponding contract with a research institution to carry out the research project lease Proof of livelihood (incl. 3 proofs of income in the last 3 months) Proof of your health insurance In case of obligation to participate in the integration course: certificate of successful participation in the integration course or other evidence of integration efforts


Forms are available 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 recognized and valid passport or passport replacement as well as the valid residence permit for the purpose of research in accordance with Section 18d paragraph 1 AufenthG. The period of validity of your residence permit will expire in the near future. There is no interest in expulsion against you. Your stay does not endanger or affect the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany. You can secure your livelihood and health insurance coverage from your income without taking advantage of public benefits. You have a hosting agreement or corresponding contract for the implementation of a research project at a research institution. In the case of the obligation to participate in the integration course by the immigration authority: you can prove successful participation in the integration course or prove that your integration into social and social life has taken place elsewhere.
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 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.

The renewal of your residence permit must be requested from the immigration authority responsible for your residence. 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, arrange a meeting with the immigration authority. During the appointment, your request will be accepted and your evidence will be checked (please bring it with you to the appointment). Your fingerprints will be taken for the issuance of the electronic residence permit (eAT). In the event of an electronic application, the immigration authority will contact you after receipt of your online application to arrange an appointment for an interview at the immigration office. During the appointment, your evidence will be checked (please bring it with you to the appointment) and your fingerprints will be taken for the issuance of the 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 eAT card from the immigration office. Fees apply for the renewal of the residence permit. The timing and form of payment varies depending on the authority Responsible in the state of Brandenburg is the immigration authority of the district/district-free city