Which steps can be taken if the application for the issue of a residence title has been rejected?

Adverse decisions may be appealed. The period of appeal is 2 weeks and commences with the service of the official notice (“Bescheid”) or on the first day on which the official notice is deposited at the post office for collection.

Appeals do not require mandatory legal counsel, it is however recommended to seek legal advice.

If the appeal is also dismissed, there is a possibility to file a complaint with the Supreme Administrative and/or Constitutional Court. The period for filing a complaint is 6 weeks after being notified of the appeal having being rejected.

If you do not have sufficient means to contract a lawyer, you are recommended to apply for legal aid within a period of 6 weeks. For pertinent information consult: