Does my Austrian Article 50 residence permit allow me to work elsewhere in the EU?

Answer The strict answer is NO! Following Brexit, British Citizens no longer enjoy EU Freedom of Movement Rights. Your 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 […]

What does the (Austrian) EHIC card cover?

The Austrian EHIC card provides “medically necessary” treatment in state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in any of the 27 EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or the UK. The UK EHIC/GHIC card has similar coverage in Austria, but please remember it is NOT an acceptable policy for permanent residency purposes. Also when you become […]

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 […]

Are there any official statistics about applications for the Art 50 EUV card?

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. (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 […]

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 […]

Will moving within Austria invalidate my Art 50 EUV card?

If you move before the decision has been made to issue your card has been taken from one province to another your card would be invalid. For example if you move from Vienna to another province before a decision has been reached about your application, you may have to reapply in your new province. One […]