Applying for a settlement permit for highly qualified specialists
In special cases, highly qualified foreign nationals can obtain a settlement permit without prior residence periods in Germany. In particular, the following are considered highly qualified in this sense:
- Scientists with special specialist knowledge or
- teachers in a prominent function, or
- scientific staff in a prominent function.
The prerequisites for the settlement permit are:
- They meet the passport and visa requirements.
- Your livelihood is secured without using public funds.
- There is no ground for expulsion against you.
- Your stay does not endanger or impair the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany.
- They are highly qualified in the sense mentioned above.
- Their integration into the living conditions of the Federal Republic of Germany is ensured.
Note: Highly qualified persons are not entitled to participate in an integration course
Which documents are required?
- Proof of compliance with passport and visa requirements
- Proof of secure livelihood
- Proof of professional or scientific qualification
- Employment contract
- Proof that there are no grounds for expulsion against you
- Proof that you do not endanger or impair the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany
- Proof that your integration into the living conditions of the Federal Republic of Germany is secured.
Depending on the other requirements you need to meet, the competent authority may require additional documentation. Please inquire at the responsible foreign representation or the immigration authority which documents are required.
What are the fees?
Fee: 147,00 EURPayment in advance: No
Nationals of the Member States of the European Union (EU) have access to the German labour market on the basis of their right to freedom of movement. They may also pursue a self-employed activity in Germany within the framework of their right of establishment. The same applies to other citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA) and nationals of Switzerland.
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport
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