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Applying for a residence permit to look for a job after research activity

Description

As a researcher, you have a legal right to a residence permit to look for a job. The residence permit will be issued to you for a maximum of 9 months in direct connection with your previous research activities. This makes it possible to find a job that matches your qualifications. The aim of the search can also be self-employment. This residence permit allows gainful employment without restriction.
 

You can only apply for a residence permit in person at the immigration authority responsible for your place of residence.
- You submit the required documents in the original and pay the application fee.
- The Foreigners' Registration Office checks whether the conditions for grant are met.
- If all requirements are met, the Foreigners' Registration Office will record 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 Foreigners' Registration Office.

Please contact the competent immigration authority.

You have carried out a research activity in Germany, completed it and had a valid residence permit for the purpose of research (§ 18d or § 18e AufenthG). Other general requirements for granting a residence permit are:
- a secure livelihood,
- a clarified identity,
- Possession of a valid national passport.

- Valid National Pass
- Proof of secure livelihood (e.g. employment contract and payslips, bank statements, submission of a declaration of commitment by third parties)
- Proof of health insurance
- Proof of qualification (certificate of completion, certificate or certificate from your university on the successful completion of a course of study
- 1 current biometric photo
- Please ask the immigration authority responsible for you whether you need to submit further documents
 

Fixed costs: Fee EUR 98,00

Application before the expiry of the current residence permit. An interview 4 to 6 weeks before the previous residence permit expires is recommended.

- The processing time may vary in the locally competent immigration authorities (about 5 to 6 weeks).

The legal basis, § 20 Para. 3 No. 2 Act 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

- Objection
Detailed information can be found in the decision with which your application was rejected.
- Administrative court action

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

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Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
District Office Harburg
Fachamt Einwohnerwesen
Harburg Town Hall Square 1
21073 Hamburg, Germany
E-mail: bezirksamt@harburg.hamburg.de
fax: 040 427907600
Phone +49 40 428713849

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