Please take contact to the secretariat as soon as you know about your guest. If the guest is a non-EU citizen, the guest must most likely apply for a work permit.
The secretariat will initiate the application procedure via the International Staff Office (ISO). ISO will ensure that the correct type of visa is applied for. At the secretariat, we will register the guest in AU’s systems and create an AU-mail if necessary.
Interns from non-EU-countries must ALWAYS apply for a work permit. There are NO EXCEPTIONS - no matter what the intern has been told from her/his home country or read on the internet.
As soon as you have accepted an intern to come to your lab, you must take contact to the secretariat. Currently, it takes up to three months to be granted a work permit. Therefore, it is essential that the application is initiated early in the process.
Before you agree to accept an intern, you must inform the intern about the following:
At the secretariat we will register the guest in AU’s systems and create an AU-mail if necessary.
*) You can read more about “need to know” and current fees (select “Other interns”) here: