Processing of your application

Immigration process orientation

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Processing time

Once you have submitted your application, it usually takes several weeks for the Austrian authorities to process your application. If you have not heard back from them in eight weeks, feel free to contact us for an inquiry.

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? Have you gotten married, for instance, or has your job offer changed? 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?

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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