Residence permit for the purpose of employment extension for mobile researchers

The residence permit for the purpose of research for mobile researchers is a temporary residence permit. You can apply for an extension of your residence permit if you want to continue your work at a research institution 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. 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. However, the total stay in germany may not last longer than one year. 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.

Passport or passport replacement Existing residence permits Current biometric photo inthe disencement agreement or a corresponding contract with a research institution for the implementation of the research project. lease Proof of livelihood (incl. 3 proofs of income in the last 3 months) Proof of your health insurance


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 for mobile researchers in accordance with Section 18f of the Residence Act. 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 can submit a hosting agreement or a corresponding contract with a research institution to carry out the research project
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 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