jump link

citizen service

Where?

You enter your place of residence or the place where you want to contact the administration or use the location sensing.

What?

In the second step, you choose which information you really need.

Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Applying for a residence permit for the purpose of research for beneficiaries of international protection

Description

You can obtain a residence permit for the purpose of research if you are recognised as an international beneficiary or internationally entitled to protection in an EU Member State and have resided in that country for at least two years after the granting of the right to protection.

The residence permit for the purpose of research for beneficiaries of international protection is a temporary residence permit. It is granted for the duration of the research project.

The residence permit entitles the holder to take up research activities at the research institution specified in the hosting agreement and to take up activities in teaching. The changes to the research project during the stay do not lead to the loss of this authorization.

As a researcher, you can obtain a residence permit for the purpose of research under certain conditions

The residence permit must be applied for at the immigration authority responsible for your place of residence. The procedure is as follows:

  • Depending on the foreigners' registration office and concerns, it may be possible to apply via the Internet. Find out whether your immigration office offers the electronic application for a residence permit.
  • If the application is only possible in person, make an appointment with the Foreigners' Registration Office. During the appointment, your application will be accepted and your proofs will be checked (bring them 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 Foreigners' Registration Office will contact you upon receipt of your online application in order to make an appointment at the Foreigners' Registration 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 application is granted, the Foreigners' Registration Office will arrange for the eAT card to be produced.
  • After about six to eight weeks, you can pick up the eAT card at the Foreigners' Registration Office.
  • The eAT card must always be collected in person.

Fees apply for issuing the residence permit. The timing and form of payment vary depending on the authority

The immigration authority responsible for the applicant's place of residence

  • You have a recognized and valid passport or passport replacement.
  • There is no interest in expulsion against you.
  • Your stay does not endanger or adversely 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 have the status of an international beneficiary of protection in another EU Member State where you have resided for at least 2 years after the granting of the right to protection.
  • A declaration of assumption of costs from the research institution is available.
    In principle, the research institution must undertake in writing to bear the costs, the public authorities up to six months after the termination of the hosting agreement or the contract. These include the costs of the foreigner's livelihood during an unauthorised stay in an EU member state and for deportation. In certain cases, the declaration of assumption of costs is not required. Please contact your competent immigration authority in this regard.
  • You can secure your livelihood and health insurance coverage from your income without using public benefits.
  • Valid passport
  • Current biometric photo
  • Visa, if required
  • Proof of the status of an international beneficiary in another EU Member State
  • Proof of the length of stay in the EU Member State to be recognised as protection status
  • Hosting agreement or a corresponding contract with a research institution for the implementation of the research project
  • Proof of livelihood
  • Proof of your health insurance
  • Lease Agreement

Issuance of the residence permit for the purpose of research for beneficiaries of international protection: EUR 100

Under certain conditions, a fee reduction or fee exemption may be considered.

  • Application for a residence permit for the purpose of research for beneficiaries of international protection: no later than eight weeks before the expiry of your visa, which is still valid
  • Objection period: 1 month

about 6 to 8 weeks.

If you have concluded a hosting agreement or a corresponding contract with a research institution that is recognised for carrying out the special admission procedure for researchers in Germany, the Foreigners' Registration Office must issue the residence permit within 60 days of the application.

The list of recognized research institutions and the information on them can be found under "Further information".

  • You can obtain forms specific to the immigration authority from your immigration office, if necessary these are also offered online.
  • Online procedure possible in isolated cases
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance required: yes

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Ministry of the Interior and Municipal Affairs of the State of Brandenburg

No authority found