Processing of the application

You have submitted your candidate’s application and are now waiting to hear back from the authorities.

Immigration process orientation

Completed step Preparing and submitting your residence permit application

On this page Processing of the application

Next step Starting employment

Processing time

Once the residence permit application has been submitted, it usually takes several weeks for all involved Austrian authorities to process it. If you have not heard back from them in more than six weeks, feel free to contact us!

Request for additional information by the authorities

Have you submitted your candidate’s application and AMS has now contacted you for additional information/documents or with the request to agree to a labour market test (“Ersatzkraftverfahren”)? If you are uncertain about the best way to respond, feel free to contact us for further support.


Negative decision

Have you received the message that the residence permit application has been denied? Are you not sure why the application was not decided positively by the Austrian authorities? Do you need help deciding if to appeal against this decision? Are you uncertain if a different permit may be better suited for your candidate? Please contact us immediately!

Positive decision

Has your candidate received a positive decision regarding her/his residence permit? Great, we are happy to hear that!

If your candidate needs help or information regarding the relocation to Austria, she/he may contact us for our ABA Relocation Services.

If your candidate needs help concerning a necessary Visa D or family immigration, she/he may contact ABA Immigration and Residence Services.

We support you every step of the way – free of charge!

Our immigration experts offer support before, during and after immigration processes. We are happy to answer all your questions and to help you and your candidate every step of the way. As we have an official mandate by the Austrian Government, all our services are free of charge.

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