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The Asylum Process

Information is not neutral. When it comes to a complex, burocratic beast like the asylum proceedings, it can leave you feeling confused, scared and hopeless. We wanted to change this and gather some tips and information from people who have experienced it themselves to help you feel prepared.

WE WILL NEED TO WRITE SOME SORT OF DISCLAIMER HERE – ABOUT THE NEED TO DOUBLECHECK INFORMATION AND HOW IT ISN’T A PROMISE FOR A POSITIVE OUTCOME.

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Basic info on what is what plus the best links to find out

Personal insights and tips from people who’ve been there.

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ASYLUM APPLICATION

Everything begins the moment you ask for asylum at a police station or a policeman/-woman in Austria. Once that happened, you are officially an asylum seeker and cannot be deported for the duration of the approval procedure (the first part of the asylum proceedings).

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ASYLUM APPLICATION

If someone has applied for asylum the police takes down the personal data, takes a photo, takes fingerprints and conducts a first brief interview.