Arriving in Vienna - Integration assistance for persons entitled to asylum

Persons and families entitled to asylum (Asylberechtigte) as well as persons entitled to subsidiary protection (subsidiär Schutzberechtigte) receive support and advice from the integration agency Interface Wien for about a year. The integration assistance (Startbegleitung) is offered after primary care (Grundversorgung).

Children applying for Children's University

Persons entitled to asylum care about their children's education.

Persons entitled to asylum have completed their asylum procedure (Asylverfahren) and have received a positive notification letter (Asylbescheid).

A positive notification letter gives you legal certainty but poses new challenges. You have to build a new life, find a home, learn German and look for work. The integration assistance programme helps you in tackling these challenges.

Persons entitled to subsidiary protection have not been granted asylum. However, as their life or health is in danger in their home country, they can be granted subsidiary protection status pursuant to Article 8 of the asylum law (Asylgesetz). The protection status is limited in time but can be renewed.

The integration agency Interface Wien provides information and support in the following languages: Arabic, Chechen, Chinese, English, Farsi/Dari, French, Georgian, Russian, Somali and Turkish.

The integration support programme is funded by Municipal Department 17 - Integration and Diversity (MA 17), Municipal Department 40 – Social Welfare, Social and Public Health Law (MA 40) and the Vienna Social Fund (FSW).


Persons entitled to asylum or subsidiary protection can participate in integration and exchange programmes. There is, for example, a mentoring programme for 15 to 25 year old people that is carried out in cooperation with the association Grenzenlos. There is also a sponsorship programme in cooperation with asylkoordination österreich/connecting people.

Contact for this page:
Goran Novakovic (Municipal Department 17)
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