(1) A foreigner with a German or a foreign higher education qualification which is recognised or otherwise comparable to a German higher education qualification and whose subsistence is secure may be granted a temporary residence permit for the purpose of seeking a job commensurate with this qualification for a period of up to six months. The residence permit shall not entitle the holder to pursue an economic activity.
(2) The temporary residence permit may not be extended beyond the maximum period mentioned in subsection 1. A temporary residence permit pursuant to subsection 1 may only be issued anew if the foreigner, after leaving Germany, stayed abroad for at least as long as he stayed in the federal territory on the basis of a residence title pursuant to subsection 1.
(3) Subsection 1 shall apply to foreigners already residing in the federal territory only if they possessed a residence title for the purpose of employment immediately before they were granted a temporary residence permit pursuant to subsection 1