Family members are spouses, registered partners, and unmarried minors including adoptive and step children.
Spouses and registered partners must be 21 years of age or older when applying.
To obtain a residence title as a family member, you must meet the specific conditions of the title and prove that you meet the general conditions for residence titles in Austria, in particular:
- adequate accommodation corresponding to Austrian standards;
- full medical insurance;
- adequate means of subsistence.
The titles that can be obtained by family members are:
Red-White-Red – Card plus (Rot-Weiß-Rot – Karte plus), if you are a family member of a
- holder of a Red-White-Red – Card (Rot-Weiß-Rot – Karte), a Red-White-Red – Card plus (Rot-Weiß-Rot – Karte plus) or a EU Blue Card (Blaue Karte EU);
- third-country national with a long-term residence title.
If your family member in Austria holds a temporary residence permit (Aufenthaltsbewilligung), you may also be entitled to family reunification.
Individuals holding a Red-White-Red Card Plus or a residence title “family member” are permitted to pursue gainful employment on a self-employed basis and require no work permit to be dependently employed.
Change of status
Changing the status/the residence title may be possible if you meet the requirements of the new residence title.
To obtain long-term residence title you must prove settlement in Austria for the past five years and must fulfil Module 2 of the Integration Agreement.