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 responsible for elections and direct democracy instruments as well as the civil service in the respective provinces, as well as municipal level where they are not covered by the Federal Chancellery. informed us that MA35Magistratsabteilung 35 Residency and citizenship issues in Vienna are handled by Magistratsabteilung 35 (MA35). It has several offices in Vienna and where you need to go depends on whether or not you are an EU citizen (you go to one or other of its EU Referat offices depending on the district you live in), or its premises for third country nationals.’s Erstantragsreferat now handles initial Article 50 card applications (e.g. family reunion or newborns). Applications for conversion to 10 year cards are handled through the Aussenstellen (Referate 4.1 to 4.6).

Referat 1.1 or 1.2 are at MA35’s premises in Dresdnerstrasse in the 20th district, whereas Referate 4.1 to 4.6 are located around the city.

A list of the MA35 offices can be found here:

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By Michael Bailey

Naturalised Austrian born in SW England, studied in Scotland and living in Austria since 2000.