Resident permit for Scientists and Senior Researchers

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Highly qualified persons from non-EU countries, like scientists with specialized knowledge, an instructor or as a senior research assistant can apply for a long-stay visa if wish to work in Germany and immediately receive a settlement (permanent residence) permit for employment under the Residence Act of Germany, with certain pre-conditions attached (as applicable).

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DURATION

6 months - lifelong

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CITIZENSHIP

96 Month(s)

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FEES

114 (approx.)

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P. RESIDENCY

1 Month(s)

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COMPLEXITY

Low

Eligibility Requirements

3 Eligibility Requirements for Resident permit for Scientists and Senior Researchers

  • You must have a concrete job offer from German university/research center.
  • You must have a personal cover letter with reason of stay and research explained.
  • You must have educational and professional evidence to prove your skills as a scientist or senior researcher.

Document Requirements

12 Document Required for Resident permit for Scientists and Senior Researchers

  • Application form, completed and signed.
  • Two identical photographs.
  • Valid national passport.
  • 1 copy of your passport’s data page (A4 size copy).
  • Proof of minimum 30 thousand euros worth health insurance.
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Proof of civil status (if applicable).
  • Document, like a bank statement, to show that you have sufficient means of subsistence (if requested).
  • Personal covering letter explaining the purpose of stay in Germany.
  • Proof of academic qualification (academic degree certificate or mark sheets).
  • Copy of Valid employment contract with job description and wage details.
  • Evidence of sufficient knowledge in German language (as applicable).

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