Residence permit for the purpose of gainful employment Issuance to look for a job after research activity

As a researcher, you have a legal right to obtain a residence permit to look for a job. The residence permit will be granted to you for a maximum of 9 months in direct connection with your previous research activities. This makes it possible to find a job appropriate to your qualifications. The aim of the search may also be to become self-employed. This residence permit allows unrestricted employment.

- Valid National Pass - Proof of secured subsistence (e.g. employment contract and pay slips, bank statements, submission of a declaration of commitment by third parties) - Proof of health insurance - Proof of qualification (certificate, certificate or certificate of your university of successful completion of a degree - 1 current biometric photo - Please ask the immigration authority responsible for you if you need to submit further documents


- Forms: none - Online procedure possible: no - Written form required: no - Personal appearance required: yes

Preconditions
You have carried out a research activity in Germany, completed it and obtained a valid residence permit for the purpose of research (Section 18d or Section 18e AufenthG). Other general conditions for granting a residence permit are: - a secure livelihood, - a clear identity, - Possession of a valid national passport.
The legal basis, Section 20 (3) No. 2 Of law on the residence, employment and integration of foreigners in the federal territory (AufenthG), can be found on the Internet on the following page. https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/aufenthg_2004/__20.html

Information for professionals from abroad can be found in the federal government's portal https://www.make-it-in-germany.com/de/ The legal basis can be found on the Laws page on the Internet http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/aufenthg_2004/__20.html

You can only apply for a residence permit in person with the immigration authority responsible for your place of residence. - You present the required documents in the original and pay the application fee. - The aliens' authority shall check whether the conditions for grant are met. - If all requirements are met, the immigration authority will take your biometric data (photo, fingerprints) and order the electronic residence permit (eAT) from Bundesdruckerei GmbH. - As soon as the eAT is completed, it will be handed over to you by the immigration authority.