Processing of your application

Your application as a family member has been submitted and you are now waiting to hear back from the Austrian authorities? Find out more about the processing of your application and the next steps in your immigration process to Austria.

Information for EU/EEA/Swiss nationals

Have you or your family member(s) applied for a Registration Certificate ("Anmeldebescheinigung")? Great! All EU nationals, Swiss nationals and EEA nationals can immigrate to Austria without a special visa and start working without having to wait for their Registration Certificate. In this sense, the following steps (except for registration) do not apply to them.

Request for additional information by the authorities

You have submitted your application and the authorities have now contacted you for additional information and/or documents? If you have questions regarding such documents requests by the Austrian authorities, feel free to contact us for help with an authority.

Change in your situation

Has something changed in your situation that might have an effect on your application residence permit? In most cases, you will have to inform the Austrian authorities about changes in your personal situation while your application is processed. If you have questions about this, feel free to contact us for support with a change in your situation.


Negative decision

Have you received the message that your residence permit application has been denied? Are you not sure why your application was not decided positively by the Austrian authorities? Do you need help deciding if to appeal against this decision? Do you want to apply for another permit because your situation has changed? Please contact us immediately!

Positive decision

Have you received a positive decision regarding your residence permit? Great, we are happy to hear that! If you need help or information regarding your relocation to Austria, feel free to contact us for our ABA Relocation Services.

Visa to enter Austria

If you need a visa to enter Austria and have received an invitation by the Austrian Embassy/Consulate to apply for your Visa D, you have to do so within three months of receiving the invitation email. If you do not need a visa to enter Austria or if you already are in Austria, you can skip this information.

Documents for your Visa D application

  • Application form
    Visa D Application Form
  • Two EU passport pictures (not older than 6 months, with invoice)     
  • Travel insurance (valid for the Schengen Area, min. coverage € 30,000) 
  • Flight/travel reservation
    The estimated day of travel is the day your visa validity starts.

Only after the Visa D is printed into your passport, you may enter Austria to collect your residence permit within six months after receiving the invitation email.

Relocation to Austria

Do you want to know how health insurance works in Austria? Are you looking to inform yourself about the Austrian school system? Our own ABA Relocation Service happily provides you with information about life in Austria!

ABA Relocation Service