Overview Processing of application

Prepare your application

Immigration process orientation

On this page Preparing and submitting your residence permit application

Next step Processing of the application

Next step Arrival in Austria

Documents from your side

In order to obtain your residence permit, you need to submit a variety of documents. Some of them are related to your personal status, others to your qualifications.

Personal documents

  • Passport, valid for a minimum of 2.5 years
    Your residence permit will otherwise only be valid until the expiry date of your passport.
  • One EU passport sized photo, not older than 6 months (with invoice)
  • Application form 
    You need to fill in and sign this application form. Please choose the option "(11) Settlement Permit – Researcher".

    Application Form

  • Police clearance certificate, not older than 3 months
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    • {translate.from} {nationalityName}
    This document proves that you have no convictions in the respective country.

Please note that personal documents that are not in English or German need to be translated by a court-certified translator. Depending on the country the documents were issued in, they must also have verifications. Find out more about that!


Qualifications-related documents

  • Up to date CV
  • Proof of sucessfully concluded studies (doctorate/PhD or university diploma providing acess to PhD or doctoral programme)
  • Hosting agreement (only available in German)
    Hosting agreement ("Aufnahmevereinbarung")

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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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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