If you are under the age of 18

There are special rules for unaccompanied and separated children and youth in the Austrian asylum procedure. For example, children below the age of 18 who arrive in Austria without their family are entitled to a legal representative who prepares them for their interviews at the Austrian asylum authorities and courts. The representative is also present during those interviews. Furthermore, unaccompanied or separated children are accommodated in specialized facilities for children and youth.

If you are below 18 years old and arrived without your parents, please see the digital info folder “Your asylum procedure” – information for children and youth which contains very detailed information on the procedures for unaccompanied children.