how to apply for student residence permit during Covid-19? Peter Marhold answers

Dear all,

Due to the measures taken by the Municipal Department MA35 to avoid further spread of COVID-19, applications for the Residency/Visa renewal or the change of purpose of the residence title have to be submitted only by post mail or email at the competent residence authority until further notice.

Taking in consideration the special conditions and doubts this situation might cause to some of you, Hufak met last week Mr Peter Marhold, the legal consultant at the Main Office of the Students Unions (ÖH), and at the Helping Hands organization in order to answer some of the questions we have come across with: 

In the following video, you will find some explanations regarding:

• Renew of the student residency Permit – From Min: 0:41
o Prove of income
o Accommodation 
o Health Insurance
o Study success 

• How to submit the application to MA35 during covid-19 times – from Min: 5:38

• On Legal deadlines comments- from Min: 6:34

• Personal counselling times and format: from minute: 7:37

Next week we will upload another video, where he answers more related questions about residence permits.

If you have questions, you want to add, feel free to write us at

We hope you stay safe and healthy! Hufak

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