Which professions are considered to have shortages?

A Regulation (Fachkräfteverordnung) defining occupations where there are shortages in the number of skilled workers is issued each year by the Federal Ministry of Labour in consultation with the Federal Minister of Economic Affairs. Which occupations are considered shortage occupations is based on current conditions in the Austrian labour market. The list of Austria-wide shortage […]

My employer is nervous as I don’t have my Art 50 EUV card yet. What should I do?

We have had several people who had applied back in the summer for their 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. […]

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 […]

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

The Austrian authorities have notified me that my benefits will be suspended until I can prove that I am legally resident. What can I do?

Note: this FAQ only applies for British Citizens who were legally resident in Austria before 1 January 2021. British in Austria has received several reports from around Austria from British citizens, covered under 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 […]

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 am currently employed on a short-term contract ending soon? Can I apply for my Art 50 EUV card?

Original question to Embassy Q&A in November 2020 – response January 2021. “Can a contract as proof of employment be accepted when applying for the Aufenthaltstitel 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 […]

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 […]

What will the “Art 50 EUV” residency title allow me to do? What will I be able to do in the future?

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, […]