Limited or permanent residence permit for family members of EEA or Swiss nationals - application

German Version

Due to the measures put 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

General information

The limited or permanent residence permit ("Aufenthaltskarte"/"Daueraufenthaltskarte") is a document confirming the right of residence ("Niederlassungsrecht") of family members of EEA or Swiss nationals.

Data protection

For information on data protection and your data protection rights as an individual please visit: Data Protection Notice (German)

Requirements

The following third-country nationals ("Drittstaatsangehörige") moving to Austria with a family member who is an EEA or Swiss national, or joining them in Austria, may apply for this document:

  • Spouses or civil partners
  • Children and grandchildren of EEA or Swiss nationals or their spouses or civil partners until their 21st birthday, or longer if receiving actual maintenance payments
  • Parents and grandparents of EEA or Swiss nationals or their spouses or civil partners if receiving actual maintenance payments

This document is exempt from the immigration quota ("quotenfrei").

Deadlines

The application for a residence permit must be filed within four months of arrival in Austria. It is valid for five years and is a valid ID. After five years, an application may be filed for a permanent residence permit.

Contact

Immigration authority (MA 35)
Fachbereich Einwanderung Referat 5.0 - Außenstelle

Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8 am to 12 noon, Thursday from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
Good Friday, 24 and 31 December from 8 am to 11 am. Closed on public holidays.
Office hours: Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 3.30 pm, Thursday from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Good Friday, 24 and 31 December from 7.30 am to 12 noon. Closed on public holidays.
Please note: There is a reduced service on Thursday afternoons. Please expect longer waiting times.

Documents required

  • Valid identity card or passport
  • Current biometric passport photo
  • Marriage or civil partnership certificate
  • For children and grandchildren: Applicant’s birth certificate; above age 21 proof of actual maintenance payments
  • For parents, parents-in-law, and grandparents: Proof of actual maintenance payments
  • For au pairs from Romania and Bulgaria: Au pair contract, confirmation from the Public Employment Service Austria (AMS)
  • If applicable (depending on the purpose of stay):
    • Confirmation of employment by the employer ("Bestätigung des Arbeitgebers") or proof of self-employment
  • For school and university students:
    • Notice of admission ("Zulassungsbescheid") by the university or confirmation of admission ("Bestätigung über die Zulassung") at a school
  • For school and university students and individuals planning to live in Austria without participating in the labour market:
    • Proof of health insurance valid in Austria
    • Proof of sufficient means of subsistence ("Existenzmittel", "gesicherter Lebensunterhalt"), e.g. employment contract, business licence ("Gewerbeschein") or bank statement
  • In some cases, additional documents may be required.

The original documents must be certified by diplomatic certification or apostille, depending on the issuing country, and filed together with a certified translation (by a certified court translator) (by a certified court translator) of each document. The following documents must always be certified: birth certificate, marriage certificate or civil partnership certificate, police clearance certificate (where applicable, divorce certificate or certificate of dissolution of a civil partnership, death certificate).

Fees

Approximately EUR 100

Further costs arise for civil status documents issued abroad. Depending on the type of document: EUR 3.90, EUR 7.20, or EUR 14.30.

You will receive the limited or permanent residence permit after payment of the fee. You may pay these fees in cash or electronically by credit or cash card.

For any questions regarding payment, please contact the competent accounting department (Buchhaltungsabteilung 40) (German) of Municipal Department 6.

Form

Further information

Information about the limited and permanent residence permits for family members of EEA and Swiss nationals: 210 KB PDF (German)

Information in other languages:

  • limited or permanent residence permit - EEA - English: 120 KB PDF
  • limited or permanent residence permit - EEA - French: 110 KB PDF
  • limited or permanent residence permit – EEA - Polish: 130 KB PDF
  • limited or permanent residence permit – EEA - Romanian: 150 KB PDF
  • limited or permanent residence permit – EEA - Bulgarian: 170 KB PDF
  • limited or permanent residence permit – EEA - Slovak: 130 KB PDF
  • limited or permanent residence permit – EEA - Hungarian: 170 KB PDF
  • limited or permanent residence permit – EEA - Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian: 190 KB PDF

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