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Apply for a residence permit to look for a job after completing a research activity


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

Process flow

You can only apply for a residence permit in person at the aliens' registration office responsible for your place of residence.
- You submit the required documents in the original and pay the application fee.
- The Aliens' Registration Office will check whether the conditions for issuing the permit are met.
- If all requirements are met, the Aliens' Registration Office will take your biometric data (photo, fingerprints) and order the electronic residence permit (eAT) from Bundesdruckerei GmbH.
- As soon as the eAT is ready, it will be handed over to you by the Aliens' Registration Office.



Competent authority

- The foreigners authority locally responsible for your place of residence.

Requirements

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


Which documents are required?

- Valid national passport
- Proof of a secure livelihood (e.g. employment contract and pay slips, bank statements, submission of a declaration of commitment by a third party)
- Proof of health insurance
- Proof of qualification (degree certificate, diploma or certificate from your university confirming successful completion of a course of study)
- 1 current biometric photo
- Please enquire at the foreigners authority responsible for you whether you need to submit further documents






What are the fees?

Fixed costs: Fee EUR 98,00

Fee: 98,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Application before expiry of the current residence permit. It is recommended to apply 4 to 6 weeks before the current residence permit expires.

Application Deadline: 4 Weeks
An interview 4 to 6 weeks before the previous residence title expires is recommended.

Processing duration

- The processing time can vary in the locally responsible foreigners authorities (about 5 to 6 weeks).

Processing Time: 5 Weeks
Depending on the local immigration office (about 5 to 6 weeks).

Applications / forms

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


Appeal

Detailed information on this can be found in the decision rejecting your application.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport

Author

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competent Bodies


Landkreis Emsland - Fachbereich Sicherheit und Ordnung
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Timetable
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Timetable
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Ansprechpartner

Ausländerbehörde
Telephone: 05931 44-0
responsible for:

Data protection information


Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Timetable
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Timetable
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Stadt Papenburg - Rechnungsprüfung
Postal address: Post Office Box 1755 , 26857 Papenburg
Timetable
Address: Hauptkanal rechts 68/69, 26871 Papenburg
Timetable
Telephone: 04961 82-320
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Timetable
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)