General Information

The Settlement and Residence Act covers issuance, denial and withdrawal of residence titles for aliens residing or wishing to reside on the Federal Territory for more than six months, and the documentation of right of residence under EU law. Stays for up to six months are governed by the provisions of the Aliens Police Act.


We are currently updating the information on our homepage. In the meantime you can find information in German and English on , the federal government’s official information website on migration to Austria as well as the information portal of the EU  for information regarding legal migration to Austria.

If you have questions or concerns about your residence permit, please contact the authority where you have submitted the application.

For general questions about the right of residence in Austria (with a planned stay of more than six months) you can also contact our hotline:
+43(0)1-53126-2744 in der Zeit von 8.00 bis 12.00 Uhr

If the line is busy, we ask that you be patient and try again in a few minutes. We want to take the time to answer all the questions you might have so it might take a bit of time.

Settlement and Residence