Population: 8 731 471
NFP: Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and International Affairs
Involvement: Since 2006

The main migration policy instruments in Austria:

Non-exhaustive list of key policy documents in the area of migration:

The main ministries in charge of migration affairs:

  • Federal Ministry of the Interior: Together with its subordinate authorities it is the main body dealing with migration affairs, including immigration (entry, residence); the reception of asylum seekers and the asylum procedure; border management and irregular migration; return and readmission.
  • Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs: integration policy; international cooperation on migration; visa and consular affairs.


  • Austrian National Contact Point of the European Migration Network (2015): The organisation of migration and asylum policies in Austria. https://www.emn.at/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/organisation-study_AT-EMN-NCP_2016.pdf
  • United Nations DESA-Population Division and UNICEF (2014): Migration Profiles - Common Set of Indicators. https://esa.un.org/MigGMGProfiles/Indicators/indicators.HTM

Last update: December 2018