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section 1 of this Act contains provisions concerning the approval of
Research principals to receive visiting scientists, and
hosting agreements. The provisions are intended to facilitate
entry and stay in Sweden to
carry out research over a period of more than three months.
2 for the purposes of this Act, section
third-country nationals to foreigners who are not nationals of
a State which is a member of the European
Union (EU), in another State
covered by the agreement on the European
economic area (EEA) or
Research principal governmental agency, or a physical
or legal person in whose activities
research is carried out, and
visiting scholar a third-country national who is competent
to begin higher education on
research level and selected by a
Research principal to a
more than three months of performing
Research of the principal.
Exemptions from the scope
section 3 of the provisions on guest researchers in this law is not applicable to third-country nationals 1. has applied for a residence permit in Sweden as a refugee pursuant to Chapter 4. § 1 or other subsidiary protection status pursuant to Chapter 4. 2 or 2 a of the Aliens Act (2005:716) or the equivalent older provisions,
2. have been granted a residence permit of temporary protection or residence permit after temporary protection under Chapter 21. the Aliens Act, 3. have a final rejection or expulsion order as unenforceable, 4. performs research exclusively within the framework of higher education in order to get a PhD, or 5. has been lent by a research principal in another EU State.
Marketing research principals to receive visiting researchers
4 § research principal who intend to receive visiting researchers
to apply for an authorisation for this purpose.
An application for approval may be refused, if research principal
1. previously approved on the basis of untrue
2. have contributed to it in a hosting agreement referred to
in paragraph 6 of the specified misleading or incorrect information.
Government Announces rules on which authority should
examine issues of acceptance.
paragraph 5 of The decision of approval under paragraph 4 will apply until further notice
or over a fixed period of five years. Applying
Research principal for approval for a shorter time than five
years, the validity of the decision is limited to the desired time.
section 6 Before an approved research principal will receive a
guest researchers who intend to apply for residence permits for
research shall review the researcher and research principal conclude an
hosting where the researcher undertakes to implement a
research projects and the principal undertakes to take
receive guest researcher.
The hosting agreement shall constitute part of the guest researcher's application
about residence permits.
section 7 of the hosting agreement shall contain
1. the purpose of the proposed research, the research project
length and the funding needed to implement the
2. review the researcher's qualifications in relation to the
the purpose of the research, and
3. guest researcher's working conditions and other legal
relationship between the researcher and the research principal.
Of the hosting agreement, it should also be stated, first, that
Guest researcher has sickness insurance, if he or
She's going to stay in Sweden for less than a year, and that the
He or she can every month of their stay in the country has
sufficient means of subsistence and that the costs of
the return journey is covered.
section 8 a hosting agreement ceases to have effect, if the guest researcher
not granted a residence permit, or if the planned
the research project is terminated.
Research the principal shall promptly notify the Immigration Office
If every circumstance that might prevent the hosting
§ 9 the authority referred to in the third subparagraph of paragraph 4 may withdraw
an approval for a research principal to receive
visiting scholar, if
1. the conditions for approval are no longer met;
2. research the principal has been authorised on the basis of the left
false information, or
3. research the principal has contributed to it in a
hosting agreements specified misleading or inaccurate
paragraph 10 of the Decision in the cases referred to in paragraphs 4 and 9 may be appealed to the
General Administrative Court by the applicant for approval
to receive visiting researchers. Leave to appeal is required at
appeal to the administrative court.
Disclosure of the details
section 11 of the Government or the authority, as the Government determines
announces the details of the procedure for approval
Research principals to receive visiting researchers.
1. this law shall enter into force on 1 July 2008.
2. The law shall not apply to third-country nationals who are
been granted a residence permit in Sweden for research before
the entry into force.
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