What fees are applicable for the Art 50 EUV card?

The fee 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.” residency permit has been set at € 61.50 in the Gebührengesetz (amended in December 2020 and published in the Federal Legal Gazette in January 2021). In addition charges also apply, where not already charged for, for documents added to a file of € 14.30 for a passport and € 7.20 for documents about your personal status (e.g. birth or marriage certificates).

Update: July 2022 – Reduced application fee for minors:

Following an amendment to the Gebührengesetz earlier in July 2022, there has been a change to the charges for applicants under the age of 16. The cost for an under 16 is now EUR 26.30, with the cut-off date being the date of the application. This applies to both the first time application (e.g. newborns) as well as any renewals (e.g. conversion from a 5 to 10 year card and/or replacement following theft). More importantly the change is retroactive with effect from 01.01.2021. In the event that you paid more than EUR 26.30 (excluding additional charges for sighting of documents about personal status) for the application by a minor, you are entitled to a refund.

Details about the Refund

First time application free of charge (applies only for exchanges from documents conferring a permanent residency status).

In the case that the applicant holds any of the following documents granting a right of permanent residence in Austria, then the €61.50 is waived (this procedure is known as “Umtausch” – a straight swap):

  • Bescheinigung des Daueraufenthaltes (§53a NAGNiederlassungs- und Aufenthaltsgesetz The Niederlassungs- und Aufenthaltsgesetz (Residency and Settlement Act) is the Austrian law governing residency for foreign citizens in Austria.),
  • Daueraufenthaltskarte (§54a NAG)
  • Aufenthaltstitel „DaueraufenthaltDaueraufenthalt Daueraufenthalt simply means permanent residence. If you have permanent residence rights, usually from having been legally resident for 5 years, you are eligible for a 10 year residency permit.–EU“ (§ 45 NAG)
  • Or any other (older) residency title that confers a permanent residency right in Austria

In the case of a British citizen being continuously resident in Austria for five years and satisfying the conditions for a residency permit under EU law, they are deemed to have acquired the right to permanent residence, even in the case of their not having had an AnmeldebescheinigungAnmeldebescheinigung Every EU citizen who intends to stay longer than 3 months, must apply for the Anmeldebescheinigung within 4 months of first arrival in Austria. This is essentially a snap-shot of your status at that time, and confirms you have fulfilled the conditions to stay in Austria for longer. Your residence is still subject to certain rules. Note: British Citizens could only apply for the Anmeldebescheinigung until the end of the transition period (31.12.2020) or Bescheinigung des DaueraufenthaltsBescheinigung des Daueraufenthalts für EWR Bürger This is the document you can apply for after 5 years' continuous and legal residency in Austria. It confirms that you have the right to permanent residency under EU rules as an EU citizen. It requires you to provide proof of residency, employment or sufficient financial resources, and all-risks medical and health insurance cover. Holders of this document are guaranteed the Article 50 EUV card via a quick and easy process in 2021. Note: British Citizens could only apply for the Bescheinigung des Daueraufenthalts until the end of the transition period (31.12.2020) issued, but in this case the free “Umtausch” is not possible.

Useful links:

BKA – Brexit – Residency and Access to the Labour Market

BKA – Brexit – Aufenthalt und Zugang zum Arbeitsmarkt

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