Processing of application

  • Submission

    You can submit your application maximum three months before your current permit expires. Please make sure to submit your application before your current permit expires.

    You must submit your application in person (if not stated otherwise) to the Immigration and Residence Authority responsible for your place of (registered) residence. 

  • Processing

    While different Austrian authorities process your application, you may hand in any last missing documents via email, if possible. The Immigration and Residence Authority then provides you with (preliminary) approval.

    As long as you submitted your application for extension in due time, your stay in Austria is legal while the application is processed.

  • Approval

    You will be informed about the approval of your application and a date for the pick-up of your new permit by letter or email. You will also be informed about the documents to bring to the authorities for the pick-up (if necessary).

  • Pick-up of permit

Request for additional information by the authorities

In case any involved authorities needs additional documents to assess your application, you will in most cases receive a normal letter by post from the respective authority. It is therefore important to check your mail box properly in the weeks after the submission! In case you receive a letter, make sure to provide the requested documents within the deadline given by the authority. Generally, you can do this by email. Please make sure to use the reference number stated on the letter of the authority, When sending additional documents . Like that it will be easier for the authority to process your application.

Not yet received your extended permit but applied for it in due time?

Given that you have submitted your application for extension of your residence permit in due time (meaning before your current permit expired), you legally allowed to keep residing and working in Austria.

Should you need to travel while still waiting for the new permit, you can apply for an "emergency visa" ("Notfallvignette"). It will be stamped in your passport and confirms that you've submitted your application in due time. It works like a Schengen visa and allows you to move within the Schengen Area for a maximum of 90 days.

Do you have questions that have not been covered?

Our experts offer support before, during and after immigration and permit extension processes. We are happy to answer all your questions and to support you, your family and your future Austrian employer every step of the way. As ABA Work in Austria has an official mandate by the Austrian Government, all our services are free of charge.

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