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Research Titel / Simplified Visa Procedure

According to §20 Aufenthaltsgesetz, the Leibniz Universität Hannover is recognized as a research institution. This simplifies the admission process for third country residents for academic research.

Thus far, if researchers from non-EU countries intended to stay longer than three months in Germany, they were obligated to apply for a residence permit allowing them to work (§18 Aufenthaltsgesetz). The Department for Alien Affairs had to check in each individual case, if the work of the researcher was required and if he had the necessary qualifications. Today, this individual review through the Department of Alien Affairs is no longer necessary as the expertise of the University is sufficient to determine the qualification of a researcher.

Contact: Manuela Schimmels Tel.: 0511 762 17661