Immigration and residence

For current information about applying for an emergency visa (Notvignette) pursuant to Art 24 of the Law on Residence and Settlement in Austria (NAG), please visit "Notvignette/Notfallvisum" (German).

Due to the measures in place to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, you need to make a prior appointment to come to the Immigration Office (MA 35) in person.

For more information and to find out how to make an appointment please go to: Specific regulations due to the coronavirus pandemic - information for persons applying for a residence permit (German)

Please submit all additional documents by post or email (German).

If you need any information about the status of your residence permit procedure, please phone +43 1-4000-3535 or contact us by email:

If you want to take up residence in Vienna, you need to contact Municipal Department 35 - Immigration and Citizenship (MA 35) regarding all questions about residence and citizenship.

Contact MA 35 Immigration (German)

There are a number of different residence permits depending on the applicant's country of origin, planned duration of stay, and whether or not the applicant is related to an Austrian citizen. Detailed information on the different residence permits is available in German: Immigration and Residence - Einwanderung und Aufenthalt

Business Immigration Office (BIO)

Established by the city's immigration department (MA 35) and the Vienna Business Agency, the Business Immigration Office (BIO) makes the complicated process of residency and what happens after simpler by bundling the processes and procedures facing such business.

Business Immigration Office - services and contact

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