MA 35 Business Immigration Office - services and contact

At the Business Immigration Office, the Vienna Business Agency, the Vienna Public Employment Service and the City of Vienna’s Immigration Department (MA 35) take care of prompt and efficient processing of residence permits.


  • Providing advice about residence permit matters to skilled international employees, companies, organisations, research institutions, and educational institutions
  • Providing a first overview of services offered by the City of Vienna

Tasks and services

Submitting applications to MA 35

The following applications can be submitted to the staff of Municipal Department 35 (MA 35) at the Business Immigration Office:

Please note that you need an appointment to submit an application:

Book appointment (German)


Municipal Department 35 - Referat 1.3 Business Immigration Office

Initial advice by the Vienna Business Agency

  • Providing confidential and free initial advice about questions regarding residence rights and employments rights of foreign nationals
  • The service is voluntary and can be provided in several languages.
  • Advice can be provided in person, by email, by phone, or in a zoom meeting.

Please contact the Vienna Business Agency (Wirtschaftsagentur) directly by phone or email to book an appointment. If you come to the Business Immigration Office without an appointment, there may be no staff member available to provide you with advice.


Business Immigration Office | A Fund by the City of Vienna (German)

Statements and labour market examination by the Public Employment Service AMS

If required, the Public Employment Service (Arbeitsmarktservice, AMS) issues opinions and statements and carries out a labour market examination in the following cases:

  • "Red-White-Red Card" ("Rot-Weiß-Rot-Karte") und "EU Blue Card" ("Blaue Karte EU")
  • Indefinite leave to remain (Niederlassungsbewilligung) for artists, start-ups
  • Limited leave to remain (Aufenthaltsbewilligung) for ICT, mobile ICT, seconded employees (Betriebsentsandte), self-employed persons

The staff of the Public Employment Service is not located at the Business Immigration Office. All communication will therefore be by email.

Further information: Employment of foreign nationals (Beschäftigung ausländischer Arbeitskräfte) (German)


Public Employment Service (Arbeitsmarktservice, AMS) (German)

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