A foreigner shall be granted a temporary residence permit for stays for research purposes which last more than 180 days but no more than one year, if:
he holds a residence title issued by another Member State in line with Directive 2016/801 for the duration of the procedure,
a copy of the foreigner’s recognised and valid passport or passport substitute is submitted, and
the admission agreement or a corresponding contract concluded with the host research establishment in the federal territory is submitted.
If the application for a temporary residence permit is filed at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the stay in the federal territory and if the residence title issued by the other member state continues to be valid, the foreigner’s residence and employment shall be permitted for up to 180 days in a 360-day period until the foreigners authority decides on the application.
The researcher is entitled to take up research at the research establishment specified in the admission agreement and to take up teaching activities.
Changes to the research project during the stay shall not cause this entitlement to expire.
The foreigner and the host research establishment shall be required to inform the foreigners authority of any changes to the requirements.
After completing the research activities, the temporary residence permit shall be extended by up to nine months for the purpose of seeking employment commensurate with the researcher’s qualification, provided that the host establishment has confirmed the completion and that foreigners are permitted to pursue this economic activity in accordance with Sections 18, 19, 19a, 20 and 21 of the residence act. The temporary residence permit shall entitle the holder to pursue an economic activity in this period.