What is the minimum number of employment hours required for the Article 50 EUV card?

There is no published minimum income or number of hours. When applying for the 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 […]

How will temporary absences be calculated in relation to the Art 50 EUV card?

For holders of the 5-year card, absences “not exceeding six months a year” are allowed. The Austrian authorities have confirmed that absences will be calculated on a rolling basis, that means a total of 6 months in the last 12 months. This might catch you out if you have a long winter holiday and a […]

If I decide to move back to the UK in the future with possessions, could there be a tax/import problem at the UK border?

Guidance about returning to the UK can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/moving-to-uk. There is also an HMRC helpline contact number: 0300 322 9434

Do I need to nostrify / convert UK degrees and/or professional qualifications?

The recognition of academic degrees is not affected by the UK leaving the EU. If you didn’t apply before the end of 2020 for recognition of any professional qualifications in regulated professions (such as teaching, law, nursing, etc), it is probably too late. Further information: https://www.bundeskanzleramt.gv.at/en/topics/brexit/education-studying-youth-mobility-and-research.html

Do UK driving licences exchanged in another EU Member State, need to be exchanged again?

UK driving licences, irrespective of the citizenship you hold, are required to be exchanged for an Austrian licence by 30.06.2021. In some cases people may have already exchanged their licence in another EU country, and subsequently moved to Austria with that (non-Austrian) EU licence. Austria does not always permit exchange of EU licences that were […]

If you meet residence criteria in more than one EU country, can you apply for residency in more than one country?

It is possible for a British citizen to fulfil the residence criteria under the Withdrawal AgreementWithdrawal Agreement The Withdrawal Agreement sets out the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and provides for a deal on citizens’ rights. It sets out a transition period which lasts until 31 December 2020. During this time you can continue to live, work […]

Will it be possible to move ageing parents over to Austria for care purposes in the future?

Under the Withdrawal AgreementWithdrawal Agreement The Withdrawal Agreement sets out the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and provides for a deal on citizens’ rights. It sets out a transition period which lasts until 31 December 2020. During this time you can continue to live, work and study in the EU broadly as you did before 31 January 2020.   […]

When the Art 50 EUV card expires after 10 years will the same renewal process apply for the next 10 years?

No, not quite. The so-called 10-year card only needs renewing every 10 years because of the photograph, just as a passport is renewed. There can be no checks for employment or income limits, or whether you are on social-security or similar. Once you have earnerd permanent residency rights (which is confirmed by you having a […]

What will the situation be for children of UK nationals living in the EU regarding studying in the UK in the future?

UK nationals living in the EU (or in EEAEEA The European Economic Area (EEA) consists of the 27 EU Member States as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The United Kingdom is not part of the EEA./EFTA states and Switzerland) and who return to the UK to study will continue to be eligible for student […]

Will British Citizens be able to use their UK driving licence in Austria?

The answer depends on whether you are resident in Austria or not (and of for employment in Austria you are likely to be required to be resident). Under Austrian law relating to driving licences, British citizens resident in Austria will need to exchange their licences by 30 June 2021. Family members joining you in Austria […]