I arrived in Austria after 31.12.2020, how long can I stay for?

As tourists, British citizens can stay in the Schengen AreaSchengen Area The Schengen Area is European border control-free travel area, consisting of all EU Member States except for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland and Romania, as well as Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. (including Austria) for a total of up to 90 days in any 180-day […]

I’m resident in another EU Member State. Can I come to work in Austria as a ski instructor?

I live in another EU Member State where I have residence, and wish to work in Austria, where I previously worked as a ski instructor. My ski school has stated I would need to become an Austrian resident to continue working in Austria? I have an Austrian sports instructor qualification and have worked 8 years […]

What is the procedure for hiring a third country national in Austria?

Where an employer has non-resident, non-Austrian, non-EU candidates for vacancies, they have to do a number of things before they are actually able to employ from this group: They are required to place a job ad for all vacancies with the AMSArbeitsmarktservice The Austrian Public Employment Service (AMS) is Austria’s leading provider of labour-market related […]

Do work visas prospects for the winter season depend on what job you do?

British citizens not covered by 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 […]

Where can I obtain assistance in English about various issues about living in Austria?

There are a number of services that provide advisory services in English, as follows: Lower Austria: Work in Lower Austria Upper Austria: Welcome to Upper Austria Salzburg: Welcome Service Styria: CINT – Club International Styria Carinthia : CIC – Carinthia International Club Tyrol: Welcome Service Tyrol (German in greater detail) Vienna: Expat Center Vienna

What legal consequences are there if you don’t exchange your UK driving licence?

What legal consequences exist if you don’t exchange your UK driving licence? Anyone resident in Austria has six months from establishing residence to exchange their UK driving licences for Austrian ones. This applies to citizens of all nationalities. This means that all UK citizens qualifying for the Art 50 EUVAufenthaltstitel "Artikel 50 EUV" The Aufenthaltstitel […]

What is the legal basis for the taking of fingerprints?

A number of British citizens in Austria have mentioned that they were surprised about fingerprints being taken when they applied 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 […]

What should frontier workers living in Austria working in Liechtenstein bear in mind?

British citizens working for companies in Liechtenstein who are resident in Austria should bear the following in mind: Prior to 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. […]

I want to come to Austria for seasonal work after 31.12.2020: Do I need a work permit?

As you weren’t resident in Austria on 31.12.2020 you will be considered a Third Country National3rd country nationals Third country nationals are citizens of non-EU/EEA countries. Residency and naturalisation procedures for third country nationals are more complicated than for citizens of EU Member States or EEA signatory states. (3CN3rd country nationals Third country nationals are […]

Can returning seasonal workers access hardship funds or unemployment money from Austria?

Having worked in the resort until lockdown in March and returning in October to self-isolate in time for the anticipated resort opening, my job fell through and they will probably have to lay me and others off until the New Year. Can I work from January onwards? (ie. after the end of the transition periodTransition […]