Institutions and steps

The asylum procedure

Institutions and steps

Refugees may be allowed to stay in Austria:

  • Asylum
  • Subsidiary Protection
  • Right to stay for victims of human trafficking
  • Right of residence

It is complicated. You will receive help from experts (see here).

Dublin Regulation

  • Will your asylum procedure take place in Austria? The assesment is called the admission procedure (Zulassungsverfahren, see here). The law that sets out these rules is called Dublin Regulation.
  • Were you previously in another EU country?  Then you may have to go back to this country.


  • The law states that children and adolescents should live with their family and their relatives. Does your mother, father, sister, brother, aunt or uncle live in an EU country? Do you want to go and stay with this person? Please tell this to your legal advisor and the Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum (information about your legal advisor is here)
  • In which country does your family / do your relatives live? The Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum will ask this country if it will take charge of your asylum procedure. Other rules apply for adults. People who are older than 18 years of age are considered “adults” and are treated differently (you can find information on age diagnosis here).

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