Non-EU/EEA family immigration
Who is a family member?
Austria not only offers attractive residence permits for skilled international employees, but also for their family members. As a rule, family members are considered to be:
- Civil partners
- Children under the age of 18
If you have an EU, EEA or Swiss nationality, children under the age of 21 are considered to be children who can receive a residence permit as your dependants.
Which residence permit can my family members receive?
Which residence permit your family members get depends on several factors:
- Is there a close connection to the the European Union, Switzerland, or the European Economic Area?
- Which type of residence permit does the skilled employee in the family hold?
- How long has the skilled worker in the family already been in Austria?
- What family relations are there exactly?
Why should you use the Immigration Guide Austria?
This guide offers you a clear overview of
- which residence permits you can apply for as family members
- how long the residence permits are valid
- whether these residence permits give you the right to work in Austria
- if and how you can extend these residence permits
- which German language skills you have to present as a prerequisite.