How do I obtain a refund for an Article 50 card application that was overcharged for my child?

In July 2022, an amendment to the Gebührengesetz reduced the charge (Gebühr) for an Art 50 TEU card application by a minor from EUR 61.50 to EUR 26.30. More importantly the change was made retroactively with effect from 1 January 2021 (i.e. thereby covering all applications made for the Article 50 TEU card). For whom […]

Referat 5.2 at MA35 no longer exists. Where do I go for further applications to MA35?

The special department (Referat 5.2) in Arndtstrasse for processing Article 50 card applications has now closed. The Ministry for the InteriorBundesministerium für Inneres The Bundesministerium für Inneres (BMI) / Ministry for the Interior (UK counterparty: the Home Office) is competent for public security, policing, border control as well as residency and citizenships. It is also […]

Can an Article 50 card application/renewal be made without a valid British passport?

Issuing an Article 50 card requires a valid British passport to complete the procedure. However, you can still apply if you have proof of having applied for a new British passport. This issue crops up in a couple of common circumstances: Application for a card for a newborn baby (application required within three months of […]

Can my child born after 2021 also get an Article 50 card?

Children born after 31.12.2021 qualify for an Article 50 card. This has also been documented on the Austrian Federal Government website in English – “When and where do my family members need to apply?” and in German – “Wann und wo müssen meine Familienangehörigen den Antrag stellen?” If you have problems, let us know and […]

When can I convert my five year Article 50 card to a ten year one?

The BMIBundesministerium für Inneres The Bundesministerium für Inneres (BMI) / Ministry for the Interior (UK counterparty: the Home Office) is competent for public security, policing, border control as well as residency and citizenships. It is also responsible for elections and direct democracy instruments as well as the civil service in the respective provinces, as well […]

I still haven’t received an Article 50 card. What can I do?

The Ministry of the InteriorBMI The Bundesministerium für Inneres (BMI) – Austria’s Ministry for the Interior – is the competent ministry for issues related to residency and citizenship. already contacted the relevant authorities in early Spring to urge them to swiftly conclude any outstanding Article 50 card applications. For applications made in 2021, the BMIBundesministerium […]

Can I get an Article 50 EUV card without a valid passport?

It is not possible to get your Article 50 EUV cardAufenthaltstitel "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 […]

What health insurance policies are accepted for “privatier” applications for the Article 50 card?

During 2021, the following healthSozialministerium The Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection is responsible for the following fields: The health care system Initiatives for people with disabilities Consumer protection Public health and medical issues Care and support The rights of consumers and the protection of their health Senior citizens’ policy Social […]

I am waiting for my Article 50 card and wish to spend time away from Austria. What must I do?

I applied for an Article 50 card in Vienna at the start of 2021 and received the application certificate, but have still not received the Article 50 card. Is there any way I can chase this up? I’ve tried contacting MA35Magistratsabteilung 35 Residency and citizenship issues in Vienna are handled by Magistratsabteilung 35 (MA35). It […]

I’m struggling, who can help me with my Art 50 EUV card application?

If you have a long-term involvement with the healthSozialministerium The Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection is responsible for the following fields: The health care system Initiatives for people with disabilities Consumer protection Public health and medical issues Care and support The rights of consumers and the protection of their health […]