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Caution: Increased fees for cashing UK cheques

Austrian banks are charging higher handling fees to cashing UK cheques. While not all banks are even offering the service of cashing international cheques for customers, those that are may ...

Art 50 EUV card application feedback

With appointments for applications for the Art 50 EUVAufenthaltstitel "Artikel 50 EUV" The Aufenthaltstitel "Art 50 EUV" is a residency title to be issued to British citizens from the end of the transition period. Its name is derived from Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. The "Titel" refers to the document or card itself, and not the right, or permission that it confirms. card having started today (04.01.2020) we are collecting people's feedback about how the appointment process went in order to be able ...

Application forms for Art 50 EUV residency card online

Following the enactment of the Brexit-Durchführungsverordnung, the forms are now available for applications for the Art 50 EUV card. Application form (PDF) Application form (Word) Guidance for filling out the ...

We work together to represent the thousands of Brits living, studying and working across Austria – and with Britishineurope.org for over 1 million British in the EU

This website is an extension of the Facebook Group British in Europe ~ Austria, which in turn is part of British in Europe. The group was established to keep British citizens in Austria up-to-date on Brexit negotiations and their post-Brexit rights. Given Austria’s federal composition, some areas of legislation e.g. property ownership by third country nationals vary from one province to the next, whereas residency is covered under national (federal) law, making it important for the site to provide clear and accessible location-specific information.

Effects of Brexit for British citizens in Austria

The Withdrawal AgreementWithdrawal Agreement The Withdrawal Agreement sets out the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and provides for a deal on citizens’ rights. It sets out a transition period which lasts until 31 December 2020. During this time you can continue to live, work and study in the EU broadly as you did before 31 January 2020.   If you are resident in Austria at the end of the transition period, you will be covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, and your rights will be protected for as long as you remain resident in Austria.   Any rights that are not covered by the Withdrawal Agreement will be the subject of future negotiations.   https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-withdrawal-agreement-and-political-declaration   enables both EU citizens and UK nationals, as well as their respective family members, to continue to exercise their rights derived from Union law in each other’s territories, for the rest of their lives, where those rights were based on life choices made before the end of the transition periodTransition Period The transition period (also referred to as the implementation period) is the period following the UK's departure from the European Union (on 31.01.2020) until the end of 2020. An option to extend this period has not been taken up by the UK government. at the end of 2020. These over 3 million EU citizens in the United Kingdom, and over 1 million UK nationals in EU countries, as well as their respective family members, can continue to live, work or study in the host state as they currently do under the same substantive conditions as under Union law, benefiting in full from the application of the prohibition of any discrimination on grounds of nationality and of the right to equal treatment compared to host state nationals.

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