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Applying for an extension of the residence permit for mobile researchers

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

The residence permit for the purpose of research for mobile researchers is a temporary residence permit. You can apply for the 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 for the extension of your residence permit at least eight weeks before the expiry of the time limit at the immigration authority responsible for your place of residence.

The same conditions apply to the extension of the residence permit for the purpose of research as to the grant. In particular, you should be able to submit a hosting agreement or a corresponding contract with a research institution.

In the event of an extension, your residence permit will be limited again. The residence permit for the purpose of research is extended for the duration of the research project. However, the stay in Germany may not last longer than one year in total.

As a rule, the residence permit cannot be extended if this was already excluded when the residence permit was issued or last extended.


Process flow

The extension of your residence permit must be applied for at the immigration authority responsible for your place of residence.

  • Depending on the immigration authority and concerns, it may be possible to apply via the Internet. Find out whether your immigration authority 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 received and your supporting documents will be checked (please bring them 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 Foreigners' Registration Office will contact you upon receipt of your online application in order to arrange an appointment for an interview at the Foreigners' Registration Office. During the appointment, your proof 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 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.

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

Who should I contact?

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

Competent authority

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

Requirements
  • You have a recognised and valid passport or passport substitute as well as a valid residence permit for the purpose of research for mobile researchers in accordance with § 18f Residence Act.
  • There is no interest in expulsion against you.
  • Your stay does not endanger or impair the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • You can secure your livelihood and health insurance coverage from your income without using public benefits.
  • You can submit a hosting agreement or a corresponding contract with a research institution to carry out the research project
Which documents are required?
  • Passport or passport substitute
  • Existing residence permit
  • Current biometric photo
  • Hosting agreement or a corresponding contract with a research institution to carry out the research project.
  • Lease
  • Proof of subsistence (incl. 3 proof of income from the last 3 months)
  • Proof of your health insurance
What are the fees?

Extension of the residence permit for the purpose of research for mobile researchers:

  • for a further stay of up to three months: EUR 96
  • for a further stay of more than three months: EUR 93

 

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

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
  • Extension of the residence permit: at least eight weeks before the expiry of your valid residence permit for mobile researchers
  • Opposition period: 1 month
Processing duration

about 6 to 8 weeks.

Legal basis
Applications / forms
  • Forms can be obtained from your Foreigners' Registration Office, which may also be offered online.
  • Online procedures possible in some cases
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal attendance required: yes
  • You can also get free advice on the topics of entry, residence and work from the "Hotline Working and Living in Germany" from the portal of the Federal Government Phone: 030 1815-1111
    Service hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Information on residence permits 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 permits for the purpose of research:
    https://www.bamf.de/EN/Themen/MigrationAufenthalt/ZuwandererDrittstaaten/MobilitaetEU/MobilitaetWissenschaftler/mobilitaet-wissenschaftler-node.html
Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

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

Professionally released on

15.07.2020

Process flow

The extension of your residence permit must be applied for at the immigration authority responsible for your place of residence.

  • Depending on the immigration authority and concerns, it may be possible to apply via the Internet. Find out whether your immigration authority 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 received and your supporting documents will be checked (please bring them 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 Foreigners' Registration Office will contact you upon receipt of your online application in order to arrange an appointment for an interview at the Foreigners' Registration Office. During the appointment, your proof 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 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.

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

Who should I contact?

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

Competent authority

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

Requirements

  • You have a recognised and valid passport or passport substitute as well as a valid residence permit for the purpose of research for mobile researchers in accordance with § 18f Residence Act.
  • There is no interest in expulsion against you.
  • Your stay does not endanger or impair the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany.
  • You can secure your livelihood and health insurance coverage from your income without using public benefits.
  • You can submit a hosting agreement or a corresponding contract with a research institution to carry out the research project

Which documents are required?

  • Passport or passport substitute
  • Existing residence permit
  • Current biometric photo
  • Hosting agreement or a corresponding contract with a research institution to carry out the research project.
  • Lease
  • Proof of subsistence (incl. 3 proof of income from the last 3 months)
  • Proof of your health insurance

What are the fees?

Extension of the residence permit for the purpose of research for mobile researchers:

  • for a further stay of up to three months: EUR 96
  • for a further stay of more than three months: EUR 93

 

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

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

  • Extension of the residence permit: at least eight weeks before the expiry of your valid residence permit for mobile researchers
  • Opposition period: 1 month

Processing duration

about 6 to 8 weeks.

Legal basis

Applications / forms

  • Forms can be obtained from your Foreigners' Registration Office, which may also be offered online.
  • Online procedures possible in some cases
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal attendance required: yes

  • You can also get free advice on the topics of entry, residence and work from the "Hotline Working and Living in Germany" from the portal of the Federal Government Phone: 030 1815-1111
    Service hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Information on residence permits 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 permits for the purpose of research:
    https://www.bamf.de/EN/Themen/MigrationAufenthalt/ZuwandererDrittstaaten/MobilitaetEU/MobilitaetWissenschaftler/mobilitaet-wissenschaftler-node.html

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

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

Professionally released on

15.07.2020

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