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Spouse Visa in Austria

Updated on Tuesday 01st November 2022

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Austrian Spouse Visa
 
Obtaining an Austrian spouse visa can be done with the help of our immigration lawyers in Austria who have experience in immigration matters. There are a series of formalities that must be respected, so we invite you to discover in the following lines some important aspects to take into account.
 

What you need to know about Austrian spouse visa requirements

 
Spouses of foreigners working in Austria can apply for a Red-White-Red Plus Card as part of the family reunification. The application for the Austrian spouse visa can be done both in the country of origin, and the process can take between 3 and 5 months, depending on the requirements and the relevant authorities. Here are some formalities to take into account when applying for an Austrian family visa:
 
  • Non-EU citizens need to apply for an Austrian spouse visa in order to be reunited with their families in this country.
  • A valid passport, as well as a national ID card, are required when applying for an Austrian family visa.
  • Birth certificates, proof of income to sustain living in Austria, and a document certifying the relationship with the respective partner (marriage certificate, for example) are also required.
  • Proof of accommodation in Austria as well as health insurance are part of the application for the Austrian family visa.
  • The minimum age to apply for an Austrian spouse visa is 21 years.
  • There are no restrictions regarding same-sex partners, they can apply for this type of visa.
  • A working sponsor in Austria is required for an Austrian spouse visa. Practically, the husband or wife can be this working sponsor. He/she must have a Red-White-Red Plus Card.
  • A fee of approximately EUR 160 will be paid, but you must also take into account the expenses for the translation of documents, where applicable.
 
It is important to mention that the spouse visa for Austria is valid for one year, with the possibility of extension, under certain conditions. For example, if you still have a sponsor in Austria, as well as basic German language knowledge, you can apply for the Red-White-Red Plus Card, which is valid for 3 years. 
 
Do not hesitate to contact the legal services offered by one of our immigration lawyers in Austria if you want to know more about Austrian spouse visa requirements.
 

Temporary visas for joining family members in Austria

 
As there are various work visas in Austria, sponsors can often be found under a temporary visa even when applying for family reunification. Therefore, if you have a temporary visa in Austria, the spouse visa for Austria will have the same status.
 
However, it is good to check all the formalities and also the legislation in this regard, with one of our lawyers in Austria. We are at your disposal with specialized legal advice, so do not hesitate to contact us with confidence, especially if you are interested in immigration to Austria.
 

Asylum seekers and refugees in Austria

 
Family reunification is a human right and it is recognized by the Austrian government. Thus, those interested in asylum or refugees who want to reunite with their family in Austria can do so, if it is a question of a wife and minor children. One thing is important to mention, namely that the Austrian family visa is obtained only after you have "refugee status". It then proceeds to the registration of the family members with the local authorities.
 
As for the statistics on immigration to Austria, here is some information in this regard:
 
 
  • More than 150,200 immigrants were registered in Austria in 2021, an increase of approximately 13%, compared to the previous year.
  • More than 25% of Austria's population is represented by immigrants, according to Schengenvisainfo.com.
 
Those who want to know more about Austrian spouse visa requirements are advised to contact us and discover our legal services.