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Aliens Police Act (2005)

Legal and administrative framework

This is a Federal Law on the exercise of the foreigners’ police, the granting of documents for aliens and entry permits (Bundesgesetz über die Ausübung der Fremdenpolizei, die Ausstellung von Dokumenten für Fremde und die Erteilung von Einreisetitel (Fremdenpolizeigesetz 2005 - FPG). The Act contains provisions about the legal entry and stay of Aliens in Austria, the issuance of visa as well as the competences of the Aliens Police. An important provision is the prohibition of refoulement in § 50.

The Act can be consulted in German at: