inlingua Salzburg is certified by the Fund for the Integration of Refugees to hold integration courses. Accordingly, upon fulfillment of the criteria a maximum of Euro 750, – of all German group courses will be refunded.
What is the integration agreement?
The Integration Agreement (IV) serves the linguistic integration of migrants who want to settle permanently in Austria. In its current form, it concerns migrants (third-country nationals, i.e. non-EU citizens) and aims to acquire a profound knowledge of the German language as well as the democratic order and the basic principles derived from it. By signing the integration agreement, migrants undertake to acquire sufficient knowledge of the German language within two years.
What is required in conntection with the Integration Agreement?
Language Level A1
for the first issue of a residence permit.
You can come to Salzburg as a tourist and reach the A1 level at inlingua with an intensive (daily) course within 6 weeks.
After the course, you can complete the TELC exam at A1 level. In the case of a positive result, you fulfill the 1st part of the integration agreement.
Language Level A2 / Modul 1 of the IV
Module 1 serves to acquire knowledge of the German language for in-depth elementary language use, i.e. knowledge of German at the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and the teaching of the fundamental values of the legal and social order.
Third-country citizens are required to fulfill module 1 with the first issue of one of the following residence permits:
- “Rot-Weiß-Rot – Karte”
- “Rot-Weiß-Rot – Karte plus“
- “Niederlassungsbewilligung – ausgenommen Erwerbstätigkeit“
- “Niederlassungsbewilligung – Angehöriger“
- “Niederlassungsbewilligung – Künstler“
- “Niederlassungsbewilligung – Sonderfälle unselbständiger Erwerbstätigkeit”
The obligation of fulfillment begins with the first issue of the residence permit.
Module 1 must be completed within two years.
At inlingua Salzburg, you can achieve the A2 level within 6 weeks in an intensive (daily) course (prior knowledge required at A1 level)
After completing the course, you are required to complete the A2 integration exam. These
examination takes place regularly in Salzburg, we are happy to assist in making an appointment.
Which support can you get?
Migrants can receive financial support in the form of the blue ÖIF federal voucher. The branch authorities – i.e. municipal or district authority – issue the voucher under certain circumstances to so-called family members. This refers to spouses or minors of Austrians, Swiss, EEA citizens and third-country nationals.
For the financial support in the form of the blue voucher, there are max. limits and deadlines:
Those participants who have successfully completed a certified German course within 18 months of the granting of the voucher at the A2 level by means of an ÖIF examination, will receive funding of up to 300 teaching units or 50 percent of the course costs, but not more than EUR 750 (or less) maximum € 2.50 per completed lesson).
Language Level B1 / Modul 2 of the IV
B1-level is necessary for permanent residence as well as Austrian citizenship:
If you are looking for a permanent residence and / or Austrian citizenship in Austria, you will need German B1 proficiency according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages. With this level, you have completed Module 2 of the Integration Agreement. For module 2 there is no obligation of fulfillment and no reimbursement of costs.
At inlingua Salzburg, you can achieve the B1 level within 12 weeks in an intensive (daily) course (prior knowledge required on A2 level)
After completing the course, you are required to complete the B1 integration exam. These
Examination takes place regularly in Salzburg, we are happy to assist in making an appointment.
If the requirements of module 2 are met, module 1 is also met.
An “Integration Assessment Certificate” to fulfill Module 1 may not be older than two years at the time of submission in the renewal procedure.
For both modules, the authority can state of its own motion that, despite the existence of proof, the third-country national / third-country national has failed to comply with the integration agreement due to a lack of required knowledge.