This study describes the role of entry bans and readmission agreements to support Austria's return policy. Legal regulations concerning entry bans are examined, particularly in connection with return decisions. Various aspects regarding the practical application of entry bans are also analysed. After providing a comprehensive overview of existing readmission agreements, some challenges in their implementation are discussed. Finally, possible synergies between entry bans and readmission agreements on the one hand, and reintegration assistance on the other hand, are also explored.