Immigration department

Temporary stay permit for conducting scientific research

Temporary stay permits for conducting scientific research are granted to foreigners who are scientists and whose aim of staying in the territory of the Republic of Poland is to carry out scientific research or perform development work. The foregoing can occur by virtue of an agreement of admitting them to a research project, concluded with a research unit certified through a decision by the minister in charge of science.

The foreigner who intends to apply for this permit is required to present the agreement confirming his admittance to a research project. This agreement must be concluded with a research unit which registered office is in the territory of the Republic of Poland. Additionally, the application has to be appended with a written statement issued by the research unit, by virtue of which, the unit undertakes to bear the costs of the foreign scientist’s stay in Poland, as well as the costs of executing the decision obliging the foreigner to return, covered with public funds, prior to the lapse of 6 months since expiration of the agreement, in case when the basis for issuing the decision of obliging the foreigner to return shall be his or her illegal stay in the territory of the Republic of Poland.

Temporary stay permits for conducting scientific research are also granted to foreigners who possess a residence permit stipulated in article 1, section 2a, of the Council Regulation no. 1030/2002, with annotation “scientist”, issued by other EU Member State. The foregoing can occur in case the agreement of admitting the foreigner to a research project concluded with the appropriate research unit of the EU Member State provides for conducting the research in the territory of the Republic of Poland. According to article 1, section 2a, of the Council Regulation no. 1030/2002, the “residence permit” stands for an authorization issued by the authorities of the given EU Member State entitling the citizen of a 3rd country to a legal stay in the given territory.

However, it needs to be underlined that such residence permits do not include visas, temporary permits issued for the time of examining the applications for residence permits or asylum applications and also authorizations for up to 6 months issued by the EU Member States that do not apply the provisions of article 21 of the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement of June 14 1985 concluded between the governments of states of the Benelux economic union, the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic.

Apart from examining the prerequisites for submitting the applications in question, CGO law firm prepares and submits them. Additionally, we represent the applicant in all stages of the administrative proceedings and assist in gathering the necessary documentation.