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This study deals with options for changing residence status in Austria without having to leave the country. After giving an overview of the respective admission criteria in each case, the study elaborates on the possibilities of changing an existing residence permit. Furthermore, the question of whether a change of immigration status brings about specific legal advantages or disadvantages is also examined. In particular, the policy objectives underlying the provisions on changes of purpose are discussed.

Table of contents: 
  • LIST OF TABLES
  • INTRODUCTION
  • METHODOLOGY
  • 1. CHANGES OF THE PURPOSE OF RESIDENCE TITLES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE AUSTRIAN LEGAL SYSTEM
    • 1.1 Overview of the legal framework
    • 1.2 Simplified procedures compared with first applications
    • 1.3 Main actors involved in designing measures related to changes of purpose
    • 1.4 National debate and dissemination of information on options for changing the purpose of residence 18
  • 2. RESIDENCE CATEGORIES, RELATED ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND OPTIONS FOR STATUS CHANGE
    • 2.1 Family
      • 2.1.1 Definition
      • 2.1.2 Residence titles and related eligibility criteria
      • 2.1.3 Options for changing residence status
      • 2.1.4 Change of rights
    • 2.2 Education
      • 2.2.1 Definition
      • 2.2.2 Residence titles and related eligibility criteria
      • 2.2.3 Options for changing residence status
      • 2.2.4 Differing requirements for obtaining a title
      • 2.2.5 Change of rights
    • 2.3 Research
      • 2.3.1 Definition
      • 2.3.2 Residence titles and related eligibility criteria
      • 2.3.3 Options for changing residence status
    • 2.4 EU Blue Card
      • 2.4.1 Definition
      • 2.4.2 Residence titles and related eligibility criteria
      • 2.4.3 Options for changing residence status
      • 2.4.4 Differing requirements for obtaining a title
    • 2.5 Highly qualified workers
      • 2.5.1 Definition
      • 2.5.2 Residence titles and related eligibility criteria
      • 2.5.3 Options for changing residence status
      • 2.5.4 Change of rights
    • 2.6 Employees
      • 2.6.1 Definition
      • 2.6.2 Residence titles and related eligibility criteria
      • 2.6.3 Options for changing residence status
    • 2.7 Self-employed workers
      • 2.7.1 Definition
      • 2.7.2 Residence titles and related eligibility criteria
      • 2.7.3 Options for changing residence status
    • 2.8 Owners of companies
      • 2.8.1 Definition
      • 2.8.2 Residence titles and related eligibility criteria
      • 2.8.3 Options for changing residence status
    • 2.9 Seasonal employees
      • 2.9.1 Definition
      • 2.9.2 Residence titles and related eligibility criteria
      • 2.9.3 Options for changing residence status
    • 2.10 Intra-corporate transferees
      • 2.10.1 Definition
      • 2.10.2 Residence titles and related eligibility criteria
      • 2.10.3 Options for changing residence status
    • 2.11 Investors
      • 2.11.1 Definition
      • 2.11.2 Residence titles and related eligibility criteria
      • 2.11.3 Options for changing residence status
    • 2.12 Category D visa
      • 2.12.1 Definition
      • 2.12.2 Residence rights and related eligibility criteria
      • 2.12.3 Options for changing residence status
    • 2.13 Asylum-seekers
      • 2.13.1 Definition
      • 2.13.2 Right of residence
      • 2.13.3 Options for changing residence status
    • 2.14 Victims of trafficking in human beings
      • 2.14.1 Definition
      • 2.14.2 Residence titles and related eligibility criteria
      • 2.14.3 Options for changing residence status
      • 2.14.4 Differing requirements for obtaining a title
      • 2.14.5 Change of rights
    • 2.15 Other residence titles and related eligibility criteria
      • 2.15.1 Residence permits
      • 2.15.2 Options for changing residence status
  • 3. POLICY GOALS PURSUED THROUGH THE STATUS CHANGE OPTIONS
    • 3.1 Specific policy goals of status change options
    • 3.2 Evaluation of status change options and media analysis
    • 3.3 Impact of status changes on the Austrian economy
    • 3.4 Contribution of the system of residence status change to the prevention of irregular migration
  • 4. CHALLENGES
  • ANNEX
    • A.1 Statistics
    • A.2 List of translations and abbreviations
    • A.3 Bibliography

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