Important information about your stay in Austria is available in the following FAQs section:
Information page of the Federal Ministry of the Interior , opens an external URL in a new window(German)
FAQ for Ukrainian nationals, opens an external URL in a new window (Ukrainian)
FAQ for Displaced Ukrainian Nationals, opens an external URL in a new window (German)
Main questions as taken from the two FAQs sections:
What does the temporary right of residence for displaced persons from Ukraine mean? (last update: March 14, 2022)
As a displaced person from Ukraine, you have the right to temporarily reside in Austria. This right of residency is currently valid until March 3, 2023, and can be extended if necessary. Your right of residence will be documented by an "ID card for displaced persons".
How can I register as a displaced person? (last update: March 14, 2022)
The police will initially register you at either a designated police station, or at special reception areas, or at registration centers. In Linz, you can register at the police station located at the main train station, opens an external URL in a new window.
When registering, your information - including your passport information and any related documents - will be processed. Those who are age 14+ will be fingerprinted. You will be given a form to fill out and return when registering.
When registering, please bring (if available):
- Your passport
- A birth certificate, marriage certificate, or other civil status documents
- Other identity documents, such as ID card, driver's license, residence permit, etc.
I have been living in Ukraine as a third-country national and I hold a residence permit for Ukraine. Does the temporary right of residence also apply to me? (last update: March 14, 2022)
No. The regulation does not cover third-country nationals who do not have asylum or comparable protection status in Ukraine. You can, however, enter Austria on humanitarian grounds or transit through Austria to further reach your country of origin. You may stay in Austria legally until you are able to travel to your country of origin. If you need assistance traveling to your home country, you can contact the BBU's return information services.
As a Ukrainian citizen, do I need a visa to enter Austria? (last update: March 12, 2022)
In principal, if you have a biometric passport you do not need a visa for brief stays of up to 90 days and within 180 days. If you do not have a biometric passport - or are planning to stay longer or seek employment - a visa is usually required.
As a Ukrainian citizen, where can I get a visa to stay in Austria if I need one?
Under normal circumstances, the Austrian Embassy in Kiev would be responsible for processing visa applications. As it not possible to apply for a visa at the Austrian Embassy in Kiev under the current circumstances, you may be able to apply for a visa at the Austrian Embassy in Ljubljana, Bratislava, or at the Consulate General in Munich. If you have additional questions in regard to the above-mentioned authorities, please contact the corresponding Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs (www.bmeia.gv.at, opens an external URL in a new window).
I am currently in Austria legally, however, my visa will expire soon. What should I do?
As long as you are still in Austria legally and presuming it is impossible for you to return to Ukraine (a nationwide state of war is considered an impossibility), you can apply for a visa for special reasons at the corresponding state police headquarters.
My legal stay in Austria has ended, meaning my visa has expired and I am in Austria illegally because I could not/ cannot return to Ukraine. What happens now?
Given that travel to Ukraine is currently impossible (a nationwide state of war is considered an impossibility), you will not be subject to a fine or penalty. Once you can return to Ukraine safely, you will have to leave Austria.