FAQs: Art 50 EUV card applications from MA35

For pre-2006 arrivals, does a MeldezettelMeldezettel Austria requires everyone living in Austria (both Austrians and foreigners) to register their place(s) of residence with the local authorities. The confirmation of this registration is called a Meldebestätigung (EN: confirmation of registration), although it is still affectionately known to many by its former name (the Meldezettel). This is done at your Meldeamt in the Gemeinde or Bezirk you live in. You are required to do your registration within three days of arrival. It is important to do this also because your qualification for permanent residence starts to run from the point of your registration. suffice 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 application?

For British citizens resident in Austria since prior 1 January 2006, original residence registration form (e.g. MeldezettelMeldezettel Austria requires everyone living in Austria (both Austrians and foreigners) to register their place(s) of residence with the local authorities. The confirmation of this registration is called a Meldebestätigung (EN: confirmation of registration), although it is still affectionately known to many by its former name (the Meldezettel). This is done at your Meldeamt in the Gemeinde or Bezirk you live in. You are required to do your registration within three days of arrival. It is important to do this also because your qualification for permanent residence starts to run from the point of your registration.) will also be your registration certificate. Authorities may ask for more evidence of your life in Austria when you apply 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, although the Interior Ministry (BMIBundesministerium für Inneres The Bundesministerium für Inneres (BMI) / Ministry for the Interior (UK counterparty: the Home Office) is competent for public security, policing, border control as well as residency and citizenships. It is also responsible for elections and direct democracy instruments as well as the civil service in the respective provinces, as well as municipal level where they are not covered by the Federal Chancellery.) have made repeated assurances that they are “looking for reasons to grant status, not to refuse status”.

Update 12.01.2021 – information from 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.:

In the case of anyone who had legally settled in Austria prior to 1.1.2006 registered in accordance with the Meldegesetz 1991 (ie. holding a Meldezettel/MeldebestätigungMeldezettel Austria requires everyone living in Austria (both Austrians and foreigners) to register their place(s) of residence with the local authorities. The confirmation of this registration is called a Meldebestätigung (EN: confirmation of registration), although it is still affectionately known to many by its former name (the Meldezettel). This is done at your Meldeamt in the Gemeinde or Bezirk you live in. You are required to do your registration within three days of arrival. It is important to do this also because your qualification for permanent residence starts to run from the point of your registration.) this registration document has the equivalent quality of a certificate of registration (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)), but does not confer an automatic right to permanent residency, since the requirements for permanent residence are required to exist continuously over a period of five years. In the casae of people only holding a Meldezettel, it is necessary to check whether they satisfy the conditions to qualify for a 10 year Art 50 EUV but a 10 year card will in this case be charged for, and it is not possible to “exchange” this existing status into an “Article 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 title free of charge. The application for Article 50 EUV cardAufenthaltstitel "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. must be submitted by 31.12.2021.


The Austrian government’s Brexit FAQs contains further information: https://www.bundeskanzleramt.gv.at/en/topics/brexit/residency-and-access-to-the-labour-market.html

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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).

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 „Daueraufenthalt–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 5 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.

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My residency document under EU law was not able to be issued before 31.12.20, what can I do?

I was in the process of getting my 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)/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) at the end of 2020, but the process was not concluded before 31.12.2020.

Applicants should make an appointment 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 using the MA35 online appointment calendar with Referat 5.2 (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. will update its website further).

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Which relatives should I list in my Art 50 EUV application?

  • Should all relatives be listed on the application form, or only those who live here or wish to live here?
  • Should deceased children or adult children not living here be listed?

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. advises to applicants to raise these questions when applying in person, however as a rule only relatives currently living in Austria are required to be listed.

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From what age are children required to attend Art 50 EUV card appointments and be fingerprinted?

Rules define that fingerprints are to be taken for all persons aged 6 and over, and therefore all children aged 6 and over are required to attend in person.

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I have 5 years legal residency but couldn’t get an appointment in 2020. Can I still get a 10 year Art 50 EUV card?

  • I have reached 5 years legal residence, but couldn’t get an appointment for the necessary residency permit under EU law before the end of 2020. Is it still possible to get a 10 year 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?

As a rule a 10-year card may be issued where a right of permanent residency has been obtained in the past, however a in individual cases, the circumstances may be considered on a case-by-case basis. In this case it is recommended that the applicant contacts their case officer.

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