I live in a neighbouring EU country and commute to Austria for work, what will I have to do?

British citizens holding permanent residence in a neighbouring country and working in Austria, commuting on a daily/weekly basis, in particular on cross-border contracts already classed as EU cross-border commuters, will continue to be recognised as such and won’t need work permits to continue this arrangement after 31 December 2020 as UK cross-border or “frontier” workers […]

I am due to marry an Austrian? Are there legal advantages to marrying sooner rather than later?

In terms of residency rights after the end of the transition periodTransition Period The transition period (also referred to as the implementation period) is the period following the UK’s departure from the European Union (on 31.01.2020) until the end of 2020. An option to extend this period has not been taken up by the UK […]

If my passport is being renewed, can I use an Emergency Travel Document for my Art 50 EUV card application?

Background: Some people in the Facebook groupsthe Facebook groups Britishinaustria.net draws upon its two Facebook groups as a source of questions to address in FAQs or to refer to the authorities or to request clarification from government ministries or HM British Embassy. These groups can be found at: British in Austria: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BritishAustria British in Europe […]

I have a partner/family member who is planning to join me in Austria in future, will my residency have a bearing on their right to live and work in Austria?

Yes it can. In 2021 you must apply either 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 Union. The “Titel” […]

What about children born after the end of 2020?

Children born or adopted after the transition periodTransition Period The transition period (also referred to as the implementation period) is the period following the UK’s departure from the European Union (on 31.01.2020) until the end of 2020. An option to extend this period has not been taken up by the UK government. (either in Austria […]

What happens if I/we divorce, or I leave Austria, or I die?

Your family members that haven’t gained independent right of residence may still be covered by 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 […]

Is there a difference between rights gained before or after 2020?

Yes. If you qualified for your rights 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 […]

Can my children pass on their rights to their family?

No. Children or other family members who are not right holders themselves will not be able to bring their future family members to Austria 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 […]

How long does my family have to register after they arrive?

Family members arriving in 2021 must register within 3 working days for the 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 […]

I am resident in Austria, and the rest of my family will move in 2021. What will we have to do?

Your core familycore family Direct and close family members. Spouse, registered partner, children under 21 (or over 21 if still dependent), direct parents or grandparents; Adopted children are treated as natural children. members can join you at any time, provided your relationship already existed by 31.12.2020. Firstly, registration: Get their MeldebestätigungMeldezettel Austria requires everyone living […]