Referat 5.2 at MA35 no longer exists. Where do I go for further applications to MA35?

The special department (Referat 5.2) in Arndtstrasse for processing Article 50 card applications has now closed. The Ministry for the InteriorBundesministerium für Inneres The Bundesministerium für Inneres (BMI) / Ministry for the Interior (UK counterparty: the Home Office) is competent for public security, policing, border control as well as residency and citizenships. It is also […]

Can an Article 50 card application/renewal be made without a valid British passport?

Issuing an Article 50 card requires a valid British passport to complete the procedure. However, you can still apply if you have proof of having applied for a new British passport. This issue crops up in a couple of common circumstances: Application for a card for a newborn baby (application required within three months of […]

Can my child born after 2021 also get an Article 50 card?

Children born after 31.12.2021 qualify for an Article 50 card. The Article 50 card holding parent(s) must still be legally resident in Austria. You must apply within three months of the child’s birth. For children born in another country, the application deadline is three months after the baby’s arrival in Austria). If a local authority […]

When can I convert my five year Article 50 card to a ten year one?

The BMIBundesministerium für Inneres The Bundesministerium für Inneres (BMI) / Ministry for the Interior (UK counterparty: the Home Office) is competent for public security, policing, border control as well as residency and citizenships. It is also responsible for elections and direct democracy instruments as well as the civil service in the respective provinces, as well […]

I still haven’t received an Article 50 card. What can I do?

The Ministry of the InteriorBMI The Bundesministerium für Inneres (BMI) – Austria’s Ministry for the Interior – is the competent ministry for issues related to residency and citizenship. already contacted the relevant authorities in early Spring to urge them to swiftly conclude any outstanding Article 50 card applications. For applications made in 2021, the BMIBundesministerium […]