Processing of application

First steps in Austria

You have received a positive decision on your application for a residence permit as a family member – congratulations and welcome to Austria! Here are a few things you need to take care of after your arrival in Austria.

Information für EU/EWR/Schweizer Staatsangehörige

Haben Sie oder Ihre Familie eine "Anmeldebescheinigung" beantragt? Toll! EU, Schweizer und EWR Staatsangehörige können ohne Weiteres nach Österreich einwandern und anfangen zu arbeiten, ohne auf die Anmeldebescheinigung zu warten. Die folgenden Schritte (mit Ausnahme der Registrierung) treffen in diesem Sinne nicht zu.

Last steps concerning your residence permit

After having received approval on your residence permit application, you need to make a personal appointment with the Immigration and Residence Authority in Austria, if requested. In that appointment, you have your fingerprints taken and present your original personal documents. Your residence permit is then printed, which usually takes one week. Only after having received your residence permit can you start to work!

Register in Austria within three days

You have to register in Austria within three days (“Meldezettel”) at the registration authority for your residence location. Generally, you will also need a copy of your Meldezettel in order to receive your residence permit.

How to register in Austria

Living and working in Austria

Do you have questions about living and working in Austria? Our ABA experts will continue to support you with any questions you and your family might have about life in Austria, such as:

  • Do my family and I automatically have health insurance?
  • How does the Austrian school system look like?
  • Where can I learn German?
  • Does it make sense to have a phone contract?

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Extending your residence permit

Are you interested in when and how to extend your residence permit? Feel free to read everything about permit extensions so you are well-prepared for your continued stay in Austria!


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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!

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