When can the family reunification take place?

Recognized refugees can start immediately to reunite their family. The application must be submitted by one of the members of family in the first 3 months after the positive notification. Only for applications within 3 months neither a salary, nor accommodation or medical insurance must be verified.

If the application cannot be submitted personally within the first 3 months, it can also be sent in writing to the Embassy. For more details please contact the Red Cross.

How to get help

Beneficiaries of subsidiary protection must wait 3 years from the first notification of subsidiary protection, before their family can apply.


While a person is still in the asylum procedure and has not received protection status yet, it is not possible to bring the family to Austria.