Residence Act

§ 20 Research

(1) A foreigner shall be granted a residence permit for research purposes where

1. he or she has concluded an effective admission agreement for the purpose of carrying out a research project with a research establishment which is recognised for implementation of the special admission procedure for researchers in the Federal territory pursuant to Council directive 2005/71/EC of 12 October 2005 on a specific procedure for admitting third-country nationals for the purposes of scientific research (Official EU Journal no. L 289, p. 15) and

2. the recognised research establishment has undertaken in writing to bear the costs accruing to public bodies up to six months after termination of the admission agreement for ... the foreigner's subsistence during an unlawful stay in a Member State of the European Union and ... deportation of the foreigner.


(6) A permission of staying after paragraph 1 and 5 sentences 2 entitles to the admission of the research activity with the research establishment called in the admission agreement and to the intake of activities concerning teaching. ...



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