Asylum Procedure

Since May 2020, advisory offices and authorities have been slowly reopening. Please do not forget the safety precautions (especially mouth-nose protection (mask) and safety distance). If you feel ill, please stay at home and call 1450. (updated 15. May 2020)

Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum (BFA)
From 18 May 2020, the office hours will slowly resume: New opening hours and more information
Important: Please observe the safety precautions (especially the “mask” and safety distance): Information on safety precautions at the BFA in various languages
Please make an appointment by phone before you go to the BFA: contact details

Federal Administrative Court (BVwG)
Please observe the safety precautions (especially mouth-nose protection – “mask” and safety distance): more information in German
Please also visit the BVwG website

Supreme Administrative Court (VwGH)
Please go to the VwGH website for more information

Constitutional Court (VfGH)
Please go to the VfGH website for more information

Suspension of deadlines:
No prolongation of the suspension regarding the time limit for legal remedies (BFA Information in German and English)
Time limits for legal remedies, which had been suspended between 22 March and 30 April 2020, have started again on 1 May 2020. There will be no further suspensions.

Advisory offices/NGOs:
Due to the relaxation of the “Corona Rules” since May 2020, opening and consultation hours for NGOs have changed. Please contact counselling organisations by telephone if you would like to make an appointment. Please do not forget to observe safety precautions (especially social distancing and wearing face masks) when you have an appointment.