Family Reunification in Austria

Number of Pages: 
54
Year: 
2008
Electronic copy only
Description: 

The study gives an overview of national rules and regulations for family reunification regarding third-country nationals, policy changes including public debates and statistics of family reunification during the reference period 2002 to 2006.A focus lies on the legislative changes that were introduced with the amendment of the Settlement and Residence Act that came into effect in 2006. These changes were mainly due to the transposition of the Council Directive 2003/86/EC on the right to family reunification into national law.

Table of contents: 
  • Preface
  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Introduction: Family Reunification in Austria
    • 2.1 Background information
    • 2.2. Definitions
    • 2.3. Methodology3. National Family Reunification Policy in Austria
    • 3.1. Introduction – Aliens’ Law Package 2005
    • 3.2. Overview of the current state of national family reunification policy
      • 3.2.1 Conditions for granting entry and residence
      • 3.2.2 Policy and practice with regard to specific articles of Council Directive 2003/86/EC
      • 3.2.3. Practice followed for optional clauses
      • 3.2.4 Family reunification of other groups of non-nationals
    • 3.3. Development of family reunification policy between 2002 and 2006
  • 4. Size and Composition of Family Reunification
    • 4.1. Introduction
    • 4.2. General trends
    • 4.3. Admission of dependants
    • 4.4. Composition regarding family reunification
  • 5. Conclusion
  • References
  • Annex