A total of some 1,200 FMEIFA staff is at your service worldwide. Our representations are service centres for all Austrians abroad, irrespective of whether they live abroad, are travelling or doing business abroad, whether they are studying in another country or are active at the cultural level. The numbers of trips taken abroad by Austrians and the number of Austrians residing abroad continue to increase. At the same, however, the number of crisis regions around the globe is also on the rise. Our representations are the first point of contact for Austrians who are faced with an emergency situation abroad. This requires a dense service network, which we continue to expand, also thanks to our honorary consulates.
With the aim of providing efficient and citizen-friendly services we also continue to improve and update our range of electronic services. One of these is travel registration, which enables us to reach you in case of emergency. We may also turn your mobile phone into a virtual ID by activating the mobile phone signature. In case of emergency abroad, our hotline staff are also available to answer calls 24 hours a day on +43 1 90115 4411.