How does the procedure work?
The person applying for family reunification is your partner, not you. He or she hast o go tot he Austrian embassy in their country of origin in order to apply. If there is no embassy in their country, please do not hesitate to ask us which embassy is responsible in your case. For example, responsible for Syrian citizens if the Austrian embassy in Beirut, for Somali citizens the embassy in Nairobi and for Afghan citizens the embassy in Islamabad. If your partner is living in another country than their country of origin, they can also apply at the Austrian embassy in that country. If you have doubts which embassy you need to contact, please contact us.
You need to reserve an appointment at the embassy (we can help do that). During this appointment, all the documents you collected need to be submitted and the embassy will forward them to MA35 (in Vienna) or the magistrate (outside of Vienna). MA35 will decide whether your partner is allowed to join you here or not.