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Confirmation of registration

EU/EEA/Swiss nationals are under certain circumstances entitled to stay in Austria for more than three months. One possibility would be that the main purpose of their stay in Austria is an education at a public school or an accredited private school or educational institution.

Requirements for residence in Austria

If you are staying in Austria for more than three months, you have to inform the competent residence authority in Austria in person within four months and apply for a confirmation of registration ("Anmeldebescheinigung").

Attention: Non-compliance with this regulation can lead to a fine of up 250 Euro!
This registration is required in addition to the registration with theregistration office.

Insurance

Students who have valid national health insurance in their home country can obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) from their health insurance provider in their country of origin upon application. With this card they will have access to all medically necessary public health services in Austria (at the same conditions and the same costs). However, visits to doctors that are not due to acute complaints (e.g. medical check-ups) are not covered. We therefore recommend that you additionally take out travel health insurance (also if you wish to have repatriation costs covered). If, for example, medical check-ups are also to be covered, you will have to fill in the S1 form and you will also have to register your main residence in Austria. For further information please contact the relevant health insurance provider (Gebietskrankenkasse).

Degree programme students (ordentliche Studierende) at all universities and universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen) as well as non-degree programme students (außerordentliche Studierende) at University Preparation Programmes (Vorstudienlehrgänge) may also take out student insurance ("Studierendenselbstversicherung") with the relevant Gebietskrankenkasse.

If these insurance options are not applicable, it is also possible to take out private health insurance for your stay in Austria. The insurance must provide comprehensive health insurance cover and be liable to pay for medical treatment in Austria. At www.feelsafe.at or www.care-concept.at, for example, you can find insurance products that you may use in this case.

Working

EU/EEA and Swiss nationals (except Croatian nationals, see below) are allowed to work in Austria in any kind of job. They do not need any official permit such as a work permit.

Croatian nationals generally require a work permit to take up gainful employment until 2020 due to transitional regulations. However, a work permit is not required if they carry out an activity in academic research and teaching or within the framework of exchange or research programmes of the European Union (activities that are not subject to the Act Governing Employment of Foreign Nationals).

Renewal and change to another residence title

The confirmation of registration is valid for an unlimited period of time and you need not have it renewed. After five years of lawful and uninterrupted residence in Austria you are entitled to permanent residence. If you meet the conditions, you will get a "certificate of permanent residence" upon request.

Family members

Family members* of EU/EEA citizens who themselves are not nationals of an EU/EEA country may apply for a residence permit called "Aufenthaltskarte", which is valid for five years. This permit grants them free access to the Austrian labour market.

After five years of continuous and lawful residence in Austria they may apply for a permanent residence card ("Daueraufenthaltskarte"). Other family members (e.g. common-law spouses) may under certain circumstances be granted a settlement permit for relatives ("Niederlassungsbewilligung – Angehöriger").

* Spouses, partners in a civil union and unmarried minors. Spouses and partners in a civil union must be at least 21 years old at the time of application.

Please note

You have to register within three working days of arrival in Austria with theregistration office at your place of residence.

Checklists

Checklist Confirmation of Registration ("Anmeldebescheinigung")

You have to enclose the following documents (originals plus photocopies) with the personally signed application form:

  • Valid ID card or passport
  • Proof of health insurance covering all risks (e.g. European Health Insurance Card, insurance policy, student insurance (Studierendenselbstversicherung))
  • Proof of sufficient financial means, e.g. savings book or bank account, traveller’s cheques (depending on the individual case)
  • Students: confirmation of admission from the university
  • Researchers: Employment contract with the host research institution

The authority may demand further documents depending on the individual case.

Documents issued by non-Austrian authorities as a rule have to be legalised and translated into German by sworn and court-certified interpreters. Documents issued by EU/EEA/Swiss authorities only need to be translated.

Costs: approx. 15 Euro

Checklist Residence Card ("Aufenthaltskarte")

You have to enclose the following documents (originals plus photocopies) with your personally signed application form:

  • Marriage certificate, civil union certificate, birth certificate (depending on the type of relationship)
  • Proof of adequatehealth insurance (e.g. European Health Insurance Card, dependent coverage in the Austrian national health insurance)

It is recommended to submit all foreign documents in legalised German translation as well as foreign documents and proofs (e.g. birth certificate, marriage certificate)in legalised form according to the applicable regulations.

Documents issued by EU/EEA/Swiss authorities only need to be translated. The authority may demand further documents depending on the individual case. Documents issued by non-Austrian authorities as a rule have to be legalised and translated into German by sworn and court-certified interpreters. Documents issued by EU/EEA/Swiss authorities only need to be translated.

Costs: approx. 56 Euro