Will ETIAS apply to British citizens resident in Austria covered under the Withdrawal Agreement?

Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, confirms that holders of residence permits 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 […]

I want to go off travelling in the future. What must I bear in mind regarding my residence status?

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 or card itself, and not the right, […]

I left an item of luggage on a train, who do I contact?

ÖBB has a Lost and Found service. The form is available in German and English. The English version is at https://infrastruktur.oebb.at/en/contact/lost-and-found-form

The Covid-19 Einreiseverordnung implies that it remains in force until 28.02.2022. Is this definite, and not subject to change?

In the amendment of the Covid-19 Einreiseverordnung 2021 that entered into force on 25.12.2021, Article 12 para. 14 Covid-19 EinreiseV states that the Regulation is due to be repealed on 31.01.2022. Subsequently, on 20.01.2022, the Regulation’s validity was extended until 28.02.2022. Thereafter, there are various possibilities: The Covid-19 Einreiseverordnung 2021 will be fully repealed with […]

I was advised that I can expect a fine in relation to a breach of the Covid-19 Einreiseverordnung. What fines are possible?

Some people have received forms requiring them to provide information due to not having all/some necessary information when entering Austria from abroad. Some have claimed that they are unaware of there being fines in place for breaches of the Covid-19 Einreiseverordnung (Covid-19 EinreiseV). While the sanctioning provisions are not contained in the text of the […]

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 am travelling to the UK. The rules/restrictions are changing, which rules/restrictions apply?

Covid-19 restrictions change at short notice, but often with a few days between their being announced and their coming into effect. The applicable rules that are in force at the time you enter the UK continue to apply. E.g. announcement (of easing/tightening of rules) on 27 July with effect from 3 August. Rule changes (unless […]

Can the Art 50 EUV card be used as a travel document?

No. 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 […]

Will the “Art 50 EUV” allow me to enter Schengen countries, and to return to Austria without any difficulty?

Yes, third country nationals who hold a residency permit issued by an Austrian authority that is competent for settlement and residence will be able to spend up 90 days within a 180 day period in the territory of other Schengen countriesSchengen Area The Schengen Area is European border control-free travel area, consisting of all EU […]

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 […]