Austrian law addresses all facets of life in Austria. The following non-exhaustive list of laws (as primary legislation in the form of Gesetze (laws/acts) and secondary legislation in the form of Verordnungen (regulations/ordinances) covers areas that are particularly relevant to British citizens living/studying/working in Austria. The page also contains a guide about ongoing amendments being made to these Austrian laws.
Bundesgesetze (National/Federal Laws – at national level)
|Area||Names of Laws/Regulations||Known Developments|
|Residence||NAG; Brexit-DV||Brexit-DVBrexit Durchführungsverordnung The Brexit Durchführungsverordnung (Brexit Implementation Regulation) is the Regulation/ordinance in Austrian law that will cover issues about residency for British citizens after the end of the transition period. entered into force on 01.01.2021|
|Naturalisation||StbG 1985||Dual citizenship by declaration (§58c) possible since September 2020.|
|Employment (Legal Professions)||RAO; EIRAG||Amendments enacted in December 2020|
|Employment (Medical Professions)||ÄrzteG 1988|
|Recognition and Assessment of Qualifications||AuBG|
|Assessment basis for residency||Sozialhilfe-Grundsatzgesetz||The basis at national level for the amounts that are determined by province|
Items in consultation, as well as closed consultations can be found on the RIS Website in section about consultations (in German only)
Some laws are issued at regional/provincial level (Landesgesetze), meaning that there are separate laws e.g. for property ownership (Grundverkehrsgesetze), or the calculation of how much your income needs to be to prove that you are not a burden to the state (Landesgesetze issued on the basis of the Sozialhilfe-Grundsatzgesetz listed above).
Selected Landesgesetze (Regional/Provincial Laws)
|Province||Foreign Property Ownership||Social Assistance|