I received my residence permit before 1st of October, 2017. What should I pay attention to?
Module 1: Third-country nationals whose residence permit was issued before the 1st of October, 2017 are obliged to fulfil Module 1 (level A2) of the Integration Agreement. For these people, there is a transitional provision in action until the 30th of September, 2020. This means that people who received their residence permit before the 1st of October, 2017 can fulfil Module 1 either within the framework of the Integration Agreement of 2017, or through the old Integration Agreement of 2011. After the 30th of September, 2020 the fulfilment of Module 1 will only be possible within the framework of the Integration Agreement of 2017.
Module 2: For third-country nationals who applied for the residence permit “Daueraufenthalt-EU” or for granting of the Austrian citizenship, before 1st October 2017 the procedure will be completed according to the (old) Integration Agreement from 2011.
If in doubt, please contact your local authorities.