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Welcome to the Website of the Country of Origin Information Unit of the Austrian Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum!

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The Country of Origin Information Unit (COI) was established with the introduction of the asylum Act 2005 in the former Federal Asylum Office. As of 1 January 2014 the COI unit  is part of the Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum.

In particular, the purpose of country records [by the Country of Origin Information Unit] shall be to gather relevant facts for:

  1. assessing whether facts exist which allow for the conclusion that there is a danger of persecution in a certain country as defined in the present federal act;
  2. assessing the credibility of the statements by the asylum seekers and
  3. deciding whether a certain country is safe within the meaning of art. 39 (safe country of origin) or of art. 4 (safe third country)

In the database of the Austrian Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum (in cooperation with the Red Cross/ACCORD - www.ecoi.net) you will find a comprehensive collection of all relevant and up-to-date documents regarding country of origin information.

Access

If you are interested in getting access to the database of the Country of Origin Information Unit, please refer to the mentioned contact details or fill in the following form: [Form in Word-format].
For 6 months of access an administrative fee of 60 Euro will be charged. Should you need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact

Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum (BFA)

Country of Origin Information Department

Staatendokumentation (B/III)

Modecenterstrasze 22
A-1030 Vienna, Austria

Tel: +43 (0) 59 133 98 7271
Fax: +43 (0) 59 133 98 7399

E-Mail:
BFA-Staatendokumentation@bmi.gv.at