Freedom of movement


Country Report: Freedom of movement Last updated: 25/04/22


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Persons who are granted international protection are free to move and settle throughout the Austrian territory. However, in practice, freedom of movement might be restricted for certain beneficiaries when they depend on specific services (see Social welfare). The restriction of residence that used to apply to beneficiaries of subsidiary protection who were awaiting an appeal has been deleted by the recent amendment to Article 15b AsylG.[1]

[1]           Fremdenrechtsänderungsgesetz 2018, available in German at:

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation