Scientific Visa: what is it and who can benefit from it?
The Scientific Visa Package facilitates the procedure of admitting researchers coming from non-European countries (third-country nationals) to Europe for the purpose of scientific research. There is a distinction in the procedure for:
-long-term admission, for researchers intending to stay in Europe for more than three months and
-short-term visas, for entry of less than three months.
The Scientific Visa Package is available for researchers in public and private organisations. Students are not eligible. A researcher is defined as: a third-country national holding an appropriate higher education qualification which gives access to doctoral programmes, and who is selected by a research organisation for carrying out a research project for which the above qualification is normally required. Individual European countries do not have identical rules of procedure. They need to be verified for each country .