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Asylum Law // Migration Law

For Foreigners who seek to live and work in Austria

  • What are the requirements for acquiring Austrian citizenship?
  • I would like to work in Austria. How do I obtain an employment permit as a key worker?
  • Can I move freely within the Schengen area with my visa?
  • Do I meet the requirements to obtain a Red-White-Red Card or a Red-White-Red Card Plus?

For Refugees and Asylum Seekers

  • My asylum application was rejected. What legal action can I take?
  • The immigration police are investigating me. What rights do I have?
  • I am threatened with deportation. How can I avert this?
  • I have been granted asylum in Austria. How does family reunification work?

Reasons for Schmelz lawfirm

  • We represent foreigners who wish to come to Austria to study or work here on a dependent basis. Our partner Danijel Ivkovic is an experienced migration lawyer and has already obtained several leading decisions from the Administrative Court.
  • If you want to do business in Austria, we offer full-service solutions: From founding a company to ongoing legal and commercial support for your business to dealing with your immigration law issues.
  • Before becoming a lawyer, our partner Eva Schmelz worked at the organization "Asyl in Not" and at the Independent Federal Asylum Board in Vienna, which used to be the court of appeal in asylum matters. She knows asylum law not only from the perspective of a lawyer, but also from that of the authorities.

Find your new referencepoint.


Here you can find us


  •  Währinger Strasse 16 Top 14, 1090 Wien
  •  +43 1 946 11 60
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