Article 50 card – Practical Information

We are collecting information here from various sources and collating information that we receive from throughout Austria. If you have further information that we haven’t received, either e-mail us at a50card@britishinaustria.net or fill in the form at the bottom of this page.

Information has been grouped by province (Bundesland) and we request information about which municipality (Gemeinde) you are in, as information might vary from one to the next Gemeinde. Unless listed below, the competent authority is the Bezirkshauptmannschaft of your town (Stadt) or municipality (Gemeinde).

Update 15.01.2021 – our attention has been brought to cases submitted in Graz instead of Graz-Umgebung where the applicant has been subsequently been asked to resubmit paperwork at the competent authority in Graz-Umgebung. Please ensure that you go to the right office.

Help.gv.at has further information about how to find where your appointment is.

Forms and guidance for filling the form

Burgenland

Unless listed below, the competent authority is the Bezirkshauptmannschaft of your town (Stadt) or municipality (Gemeinde).

17.12.2020 – Eisenstadt – Magistrat Eisenstadt is the competent authority

17.12.2020 – Rust – Magistrat Rust is the competent authority

Carinthia

Unless listed below, the competent authority is the Bezirkshauptmannschaft of your town (Stadt) or municipality (Gemeinde).

17.12.2020 – Klagenfurt – Magistrat Klagenfurt is the competent authority

17.12.2020 – Villach – Magistrat Villach is the competent authority

Lower Austria

Unless listed below, the competent authority is the Bezirkshauptmannschaft of your town (Stadt) or municipality (Gemeinde).

14.01.2021 (source: British Embassy on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ukinaustria/posts/3511257155609902) The Austrian Ministry of Interior has just confirmed to us that the regional government of Lower Austria was currently not doing any physical appointments due to COVID restrictions. UK nationals were being asked to submit their documents either by post or by email (contact details for regional government offices – Bezirkshauptmannschaft or Magistrat – can be found here: https://www.help.gv.at/Portal.Node/hlpd/public/content/behoerden.html) Once their documents had been received the WA confirmation letter was being sent to the applicant. When restrictions eased, these applicants would be asked to come in person to give their finger prints before all the information would be sent off for their Article 50 card to be printed. While the Ministry acknowledged this would cause a delay in the applicants actually receiving their cards, given that they would have the confirmation letter stating that they were covered under the WA this shouldn’t cause any inconvenience to the applicant.

21.12.2020 – BH Mödling – has no information about appointments 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 Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. The "Titel" refers to the document or card itself, and not the right, or permission that it confirms. card (source: post in the Facebook groups)

17.12.2020 – BH Baden – Baden accepting appointments in January to be made by email on post.bhbn@noel.gv.at or by phone 02252/9025-26800 https://www.noe.gv.at/noe/Baden/Bezirkshauptmannschaft_Baden.html The offices in Berndorf, Pottendorf, and Pottenstein are closed until further notice due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

17.12.2020 – Krems an der Donau – Magistrat Krems is the competent authority

17.12.2020 – St Pölten – Magistrat St Pölten is the competent authority

17.12.2020 – Waidhofen an der Ybbs – Magistrat Waidhofen an der Ybbs is the competent authority

17.12.2020 – Wiener Neustadt – Magistrat Wiener Neustadt is the competent authority

Salzburg

Unless listed below, the competent authority is the Bezirkshauptmannschaft of your town (Stadt) or municipality (Gemeinde).

15.01.2021 – Bezirk Zell am See – appointments can be made by e-mail through bh-zell@salzburg.gv.at

21.12.2020 – Fremdenbehörde in Salzburg (city) will not be taking appointments before the end of the January lockdown (ie. until after 24.01.2021)

Styria

Update 15.01.2021 – our attention has been brought to cases submitted in Graz instead of Graz-Umgebung where the applicant has been subsequently been asked to resubmit paperwork at the competent authority in Graz-Umgebung. Please ensure that you go to the right office.

Unless listed below, the competent authority is the Bezirkshauptmannschaft of your town (Stadt) or municipality (Gemeinde)

28.12.2020 – Leibnitz – Number to call: ‪0345282911238‬ Appointments can already be made. They will ask for some personal details (name/DOB, what docs you have) and state what you need to bring.

17.12.2020 – Graz – Amt der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung is the competent authority

Tyrol

Unless listed below, the competent authority is the Bezirkshauptmannschaft of your town (Stadt) or municipality (Gemeinde)

17.12.2020 – Innsbruck – Magistrat Innsbruck is the competent authority

03.01.2021 – Innsbruck – it has been highlighted that applicants have the whole of 2021 to apply and they have requested that people do not turn up in January as they still have a few issues they wish to clarify. (Source: Facebook group).

07.01.2021 – Kitzbühel – Contacts for Art 50 EUV card matters are Christina Reitmayer or Wolfgang Reiter
‪05356 62131 6414‬
bh.kb.fremdenrecht@tirol.gv.at

23.12.2020 – BH Kufstein suggesting to call from February to make appointments (source: post to the Facebook groupsthe Facebook groups Britishinaustria.net draws upon its two Facebook groups as a source of questions to address in FAQs or to refer to the authorities or to request clarification from government ministries or HM British Embassy. These groups can be found at: British in Austria: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BritishAustria British in Europe ~ Austria: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BritishinAustria  )

Upper Austria

Unless listed below, the competent authority is the Bezirkshauptmannschaft of your town (Stadt) or municipality (Gemeinde).

17.12.2020 – Linz – Magistrat Linz is the competent authority

17.12.2020 – Stadt Wels or Bezirk Wels-Land – Magistrat Wels is the competent authority

Further information: https://www.wels.gv.at/lebensbereiche/verwaltung-und-service/rechtliches/aufenthaltswesen/

17.12.2020 – Stadt Steyr or Bezirk Steyr-Land – Magistrat Steyr is the competent authority

Further information: https://www.steyr.at/MAGISTRAT/REITHOFFER/GB_IV_Bezirksverwaltungs-_Sozial-_und_Gesundheitsangelegenheiten

Vienna

09.12.2020 – MA35Magistratsabteilung 35 Residency and citizenship issues in Vienna are handled by Magistratsabteilung 35 (MA35). It has several offices in Vienna and where you need to go depends on whether or not you are an EU citizen (you go to one or other of its EU Referat offices depending on the district you live in), or its premises for third country nationals. requests people NOT to post documents in advance of a personal appointment. This if anything hinders processing rather than helping. Doing so has created a huge backlog of e-mails to be read and protocolled. Please just bring all documents (and copies thereof to your appointment).

01.12.2020 – Announcement made that appointments can be made from January 2021 through the MA35 – appointments will be at the MA35 office in Arndtstrasse in the 12th district.

Vorarlberg

05.01.2021 – Bludenz – People being advised that appointments are possible from February 2021 due to charging guidance issues. (Twitter)


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