First steps in Austria
Information for EU/EEA/Swiss nationals
Have you or your family member(s) applied for a Registration Certificate ("Anmeldebescheinigung")? Great! All EU nationals, Swiss nationals and EEA nationals can immigrate to Austria without a special visa and start working without having to wait for their Registration Certificate. In this sense, the following steps do not apply to them.
Last steps concerning your residence permit
After having received approval on your residence permit application, you need to make a personal appointment with the Immigration and Residence Authority in Austria, if requested. In that appointment, you have your fingerprints taken and present your original personal documents. Your residence permit is then printed, which usually takes one week. Only after having received your residence permit can you start to work!
Register in Austria within three days
You have to register in Austria within three days (“Meldezettel”) at the registration authority for your residence location. Generally, you will also need a copy of your Meldezettel in order to receive your residence permit.
Living and working in Austria
Do you have questions about living and working in Austria? Our ABA experts will continue to support you with any questions you and your family might have about life in Austria, such as:
- Do my family and I automatically have health insurance?
- How does the Austrian school system look like?
- Where can I learn German?
- Does it make sense to have a phone contract?
Extending your residence permit
Are you interested in when and how to extend your residence permit? Feel free to read everything about permit extensions so you are well-prepared for your continued stay in Austria!
Relocation to Austria
Do you want to know how health insurance works in Austria? Are you looking to inform yourself about the Austrian school system? Our own ABA Relocation Service happily provides you with information about life in Austria!