Our policy to linking to other websites

Britishinaustria.net prides itself on offering accurate and reliable information. We endeavour to exclusively source our information from government websites.

In the case of European issues this will always be through europa.eu. Within Austria we link to ministry and government websites. Other information comes from the relevant parts of the gov.uk website.

If you operate a website providing unofficial information, we will ignore requests to link content on your website to our content.

On pages about visas and residence permits, we will not link to sites with a potential for misuse. We are aware of sites being registered to offer premium rate services under false pretences. They frequently have web addresses containing the following designations:

  • ETIASEuropean Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) The European Commission's proposed European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) is intended to strengthen security checks on those persons who travel visa-free to the EU, currently nationals from over 60 countries. The largely automated IT system will identify any security or irregular migratory risks posed by visa-exempt visitors travelling to the Schengen area, whilst at the same time facilitating crossing borders for the vast majority of travellers who do not pose such risks. Non-EU nationals who do not need a visa to travel to the Schengen area will have to apply for a travel authorisation through the ETIAS system prior to their trip. It is due to go live in 2024.
  • EES
  • Schengen Visa
  • Golden Visa

Until Austria formally operates an officially acknowledged digital nomad visa, we will also decline all requests from digital nomad websites.

We also do not link to websites from approaches originating from addresses from different web domain to the web address. We also reserve the right not to reply to approaches made from free webmail e-mail addresses (e.g. google.com).

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