Description: 

The study focuses on the establishment of the identities of third-country nationals in procedures under aliens law. Identity is defined as a set of characteristics related to a person which makes it possible to individualize that person. Such characteristics include the person’s name, date and place of birth, nationality, origin and biometric characteristics. This study covers both, identity establishment procedures for third-country nationals for granting residence permits and visas as well as for returning migrants.

Table des matières: 
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1 Topic of study
    • 1.2 Importance of the topic
    • 1.3 The legal framework in Austria
    • 1.4 Current changes
    • 1.5 The concept of establishing identity
    • 1.6 Definitions
    • 1.7 Methodology
  • 2. OVERVIEW OF THE VARIOUS PROCEDURES
    • 2.1 Asylum procedures
    • 2.2 Return procedures
    • 2.3 Schengen visas
    • 2.4 National visas
    • 2.5 Residence titles under the Settlement and Residence Act
    • 2.6 Family reunification under the Asylum Act
    • 2.7 Humanitarian residence titles
  • 3. INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK
    • 3.1 Competent authorities
    • 3.2 Changes in recent years
    • 3.3 Central support institutions
  • 4. CHALLENGES
    • 4.1 Asylum procedures
    • 4.2 Humanitarian residence titles
    • 4.3 Return procedures
    • 4.4 Residence titles under the Settlement and Residence Act
    • 4.5 Visa procedures
  • 5. ESTABLISHING IDENTITY WITH THE AID OF DOCUMENTS
    • 5.1 Documents used
    • 5.2 Acceptance of copies
    • 5.3 Fake documents
  • 6. ESTABLISHING IDENTITY WITH DATABASE SUPPORT
    • 6.1 Using databases in procedures under aliens law
    • 6.2 Asylum procedures
    • 6.3 Procedure for issuing residence titles under the Settlement and Residence Act
    • 6.4 Return procedures
    • 6.5 Visa procedures
  • 7. SHARING PERSONAL DATA
    • 7.1 National authorities
    • 7.2 Authorities of other countries
    • 7.3 Carriers
    • 7.4 International organizations
    • 7.5 Private entities 52
  • 8. OTHER METHODS OF ESTABLISHING IDENTITY
    • 8.1 Asylum procedures
    • 8.2 Return procedures
  • 9. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF IDENTITY AND THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS
    • 9.1 Asylum procedures
    • 9.2 Return procedures
    • 9.3 Visas and residence titles under the Settlement and Residence Act
  • 10. SUMMARY
  • ANNEX
    • A.1 List of translations and abbreviations
    • A.2 List of sources

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