In case if someone is afraid to return to their country. Or the last house is stateless. Because you are in danger of suffering something harm. You can get protection in Austria. The very first step to receive security is to apply for asylum.
The asylum authorities review your request. And then decide in keeping with EU and Austrian legislation. Either you will give refugee status, subordinate security status, emergency right to remain. Or your request rejected by them.
For further details on the various types of security which Austria may offer.
These are some steps you should know before you apply for Asylum in Austria.
- Legal security applications need to submit either at the police station or with a police officer.
- After the test, you also took to a specialist police force.
- Where there will take the so-called “initial interview.”
- Because they need to record your name, your fleeing path, and your motives for fleeing.
- The police force also questions these.
The Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum (BFA) will then forward the data to the police department.
The BFA will determine whether you get admitted to the normal asylum. Or whether another Western country handles reviewing your asylum application.
Before this decision, you also have to give an interview at the BFA.
In Case you are not admitted to the Austrian asylum-
- You can also appeal the adverse decision.
- But within the specified time limit.
- In this case, legal advice assists you.
In Case you get admitted to the Austrian asylum procedure-
- You must geta residency permit.
- You are also likely to move to a receiving center.
- One of the Austrian Countries at this stage.
- Then you also have an interview with the BFA Office.
- That is your province, where specific questions will ask from you.
- Because they want to know about your reasons for leaving your country.
In Case your application rejected-
- You can also register a complaint against the judgment.
- The Federal Administrative Court determined that.
- But that can within the time limit.
- In this situation, legal advice assist you
- All decisions made by the Austrian authorities
- And tribunals in the asylum procedure.
Where to seek help?
Asylum Process counseling
- Vienna: Caritas Asylzentrum, Asyl in Not, MigrantInnenverein St. Marx
- Lower Austria: Caritas St. Pölten – Flüchtlingsberatung
- Upper Austria: Caritas Linz , Helping Hands Linz
- Burgenland: Diakonie Burgenland, SOS Mitmensch Burgenland
- Styria : Caritas Graz
- Carinthia: Caritas Kärnten
- Salzburg: Caritas Salzburg, SABERA
- Tyrol : FLUCHTpunkt Innsbruck
- Vorarlberg: Caritas Vorarlberg, Vindex
The BFA Directorates in all 9 Provinces offer important advice. That is with regard to the asylum procedure. It is supported by the Association for Human Rights Austria. Please see here for more information.
A detailed list of organizations offering legal, educational, accommodation, and psychological. Their support can be found on the website of the Austrian NGO Asyl Coordination.
- PAZ Rossauer Lände: Roßauer Lände 9, 1090 Wien
- PAZ Hernalser Gürtel: Breitenfelder Gasse 21, 1080 Wien
- AHZ Vordernberg: Hauptstraße 162, 8794 Vordernberg
Persons in custody have access to free legal consultation. The appendix to the decision in custody tells them who is in charge of their Case. Legal advisors notify prisoners of the legal situation. And also assist them in an appeal with the Court against a detention order.
Organizations regarding counseling
- Centers in Vienna
Emergency Contacts Details
Gender or sexual violence:
- If you need sexual or gender-based violence assistance.
- You may call 0800 222 555 (all information you share will be treated confidentially!).
- This information is available at the following hotline.
- You can call the 24/7 human trafficking number 0677 6134343
Finding missing relatives:
- You can contact the Austrian Red Cross Tracing Services.
- The Austrian province, if you have lost touch with your family members.
- For medical emergencies, please dial 144
To reach the police, please dial 133.
- For file assistance, please dial 122.
Education In Austria
Rights as an asylum seeker
- You have the right to access documents in a language you understand.
- You get entitled to basic aid, including shelter and food.
- Usually, you live in Austria until your application gets determined.
- It can be by the asylum authority and the judge.
- It means while you await the final decision on asylum.
- You can not return to another country.
- Please contact a reputable therapy agency for specific details on your Case.
Obligations as an asylum seeker
- It would help if you cooperated with the authorities in Austria.
- The Austrian authorities collect the money you are carrying with you.
- You can only take up to 840, but.
- This money can be used to cover part of the hotel expenses.
- You have the right to issue the remaining amount.
- If all the money is not enough to cover the costs of your lodging.
- Please contact a legal advisor for more information.
You may need to inform the staff or the owner of your accommodation if you leave your facility for more than 48 hours.
Rights as Recognised Refugee
- You have access to work, training, healthcare, and social protection.
- The social welfare level that you receive depends on the province.
- Note that the social welfare protection recipients are not provided by all provinces.
- A travel document allowing you to visit other countries.
- As a refugee, you receive a three-year house permit.
- The permit of the house was renewed automatically.
- Please see here for further information on the general requirements for Austrian citizenship.
- You will receive a one-year house permit.
- If you receive subsidiary protection.
- You can apply for a renewal of your license.
Obligations as Recognised Refugee
- You must respect and follow the laws of the country.
- In violation of domestic laws, your rights as a protection holder can suspend.
- Austria must be your top country of house.
- You must have a house certificate.
- An integration agreement must be signed.
- You sign this agreement to join Austria, learn German, and respect the rules of your country.
Recognized as refugee
- A request is must be submitted to your family at an Austrian embassy.
- In three months from your official refugee recognition.
- You must begin or start this process.
- It is enough to apply to the embassy.
- Here you can find the application form.
- Please contact the Austrian Red Cross for help in submitting this application.
Recognized as in need of subsidiary protection
Family members of subsidiary protection beneficiaries may request family reunification. But only three years after subsidiary protection. You can approach the Austrian Red Cross for advice. If you are under 18 or have children in other countries, who have urgent medical problems or soon turn 18.
Entered under the Resettlement program
if your family joins you in the context of a resettlement program. You must submit your application within three months of your asylum decision. It is the same procedure as for recognized refugees. And your family members do not have an option. For another resettlement program to apply for family reunification.
Voluntary returns safety and integrity should always make and based on informed judgment. So contacting the return consultancy company is vital for extra details.
Role UNHCR in Austria
PO Box 550
Some groups provide volunteer advice.
It is the whole procedure to Apply for Asylum in Austria.