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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. contacted me to say that I haven’t paid for my 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, but I have. What should I do?

We have received information from a couple of early applicants 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 in Vienna, in which 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. has claimed that their payment has not been received. A sub-department (Außenstelle) of MA35 which is assisting in processing the applications has then sent new invoices, with different numbers to be quoted in the Verwendungszweck field. In a case brought to our attention, the applicant was told that their application would be cancelled if they fail to pay.

The following approach got a response and apology from the case officer in charge of the case within a day, and the applicant has been assured that their Art 50 EUV card is now on its way within the next few days. We therefore advise to:

  • Send an e-mail to the Referat (Außenstelle) handling the follow-up – there will be an e-mail address in their correspondence to you

    ??-ref@ma35.wien.gv.at (e.g. 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46 as the first two digits)

    In addition send the mail in cc: to rechnung@ma35.wien.gv.at (the billing address).
  • Make sure you include a copy of the payment from your bank (e.g. through your online banking app) as well as a copy of the initial paying-in slip (Zahlungsanweisung) – that proves you have made the payment using the invoice number they supplied.
  • Also advise that the reminder has a different invoice number if this is the case.
  • Quote the Geschäftszahl for your case (visible on your Bestätigung der Antragstellung). This number starts with MA35.

Tips about making your payment

  • Ensure (and recheck) that you have the correct number in the Verwendungszweck. This number is used for reconciling payments
  • Check that you have entered the correct amount (we have also had cases of people being asked to pay more, due to errors in their payments).
  • Pay via electronic/mobile/online banking to avoid being hit with unnecessary processing fees for your payment – and pay from a Euro account.

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My Art 50 EUV card covering letter contains a section about “Rechtsmittelbelehrung” Do I need to do anything?

Note: this FAQ most commonly affects applications in Vienna, where 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. cards issued by 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. are posted as RsA-Briefe to applicants.

The issuance of your card is ultimately in the form of an administrative decision (Bescheid) which the letter from MA35 is. All such decisions contain information about the right of appeal, which is contained in the section of the letter/Bescheid entitled “Rechtsmittelbelehrung” (ordinary right of appeal).

Since the right of appeal has to be made within four weeks of receipt of the Bescheid, this is another reason why cards are being sent out as RsA-Briefe, so that start of the four week period in which an appeal may be lodged is clear (i.e. at the point of legal delivery of the letter to you).

In the case that you have received the card, you are likely to not wish to appeal against the decision, so you just ignore this part of the letter (and the Bescheid then becomes legally effective upon expiry of the this four week period).

In case you do wish to complain about the decision, you would have to submit a full justification in writing about the grounds on which you wish to appeal (Beschwerde), including the grounds on which the Bescheid is legally inadmissible and any information that serves of proof that the decision is inaccurate. You must also state whether you wish an oral hearing (mundliche Verhandlung) at the Administrative Court (Verwaltungsgericht) at the time that you submit your appeal (Beschwerde). You are also required to pay a EUR 30 fee for appealing.

Note: Update 16.05.2021 This appeal process also applies for people issued a five year card, who believe that they should have received/were entitled to a ten year card, however they are advised to first contact the authority they applied through to check that a clerical error has not occurred. Please also consult this page for a full list of FAQs about appeals.

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What kinds of extra documentation requests have been received by applicants from MA35?

Some applicants have been asked to provide further documentation after their initial appointment with 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 Arndtstrasse (UnterlagenanforderungUnterlagenanforderung An Unterlagenanforderung is a communication from an authority processing the Art 50 EUV card requesting supplementary information to assist them in making a decision on your application.) to support their application. We are collecting feedback from applicants about this second stage, and will add to this question accordingly as new information becomes available. The following list is a compiled list of the requested extra documentation that we have been made aware of by applicants applying in Vienna:

  • Documentary proof of residence in Austria for the last 5 years (suggested items include purchase contracts for real estate, medical statements, utility bills, bank statements etc.)
  • A 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) (requested from someone resident since prior to 1.1.2006, where they had ticked Daueraufenthaltsrecht, but no Bescheinigung des Daueraufenthalts had been submitted with their application).
  • Proof of insurance (in the case of someone privately insured holding a Bescheinigung des Daueraufenthalts as the subsequent checks by MA35 had thrown up a query due to their not being in the ÖGK/SVS system).
  • Copy of a valid passport (the applicant’s passport had expired between the appointment and the subsequent checks). Note: according to the Federal Chancellery Website, there is no requirement for a minimum remaining validity of six months as some people have been informed when applying in other parts of Austria.
  • A signature on the “Personalisierungsblatt” – in the hurry to get applications through, MA35 were not asking people to physically sign in front of them. Note: people receiving this request do however receive clarification about the length of card they will receive as it contains information about the validity of the card to be issued.
  • Parents applying for children of school age and student age have been requested to supply a number of documents: in the case of a young school pupil, confirmation that they are attending school (Schulbesuchsbestätigung) as well as school reports (Schulzeugnisse) since achieving school age. In the case of students, proof of social insurance cover (where held by the student themselves or if they were mitversichert), and proof that their parents are covering their living expenses.

Legal Basis for requesting further information:

Article 18 (k) – (n) of the Withdrawal Agreement

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When can I apply for my Art 50 EUV card?

Applications open in January 2021 (4 January due to public holidays and the weekend). While you can already book appointments in Vienna for January 2021, the application can be made at any time in 2021. Before the end of 2020, you must make sure that your current residency documents are in order.

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I am operating an AirBnB property or similar. Do my guests need to get a Meldebestätigung?

Owners of AirBnB properties or similar room rental services are required to operate a register of guests (Gästeverzeichnis) for guests staying short-term. Only in the case of guests staying for more than two months are they required to do their own 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. (confirmation of registration).

Stadt Wien information in German about the Gästeverzeichnis.

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Where do I go to get my Meldebestätigung in Vienna?

If you have just moved to Vienna, the first piece of paperwork to do is your 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., to be done within three working days of arrival. You do this at the MeldeamtMeldeamt Births, marriages and deaths as well as the registration of your place of residence are done at the Meldeamt. It is often housed within the local council buildings. for the district that you live in. Note that not all districts have their Meldeamt in the same district.

Stadt Wien information in English about the Meldeservice.

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What are the Emergency Numbers for Vienna?

In addition to the three main emergency services there are a number of other emergency numbers that are manned around the clock. The full list can be found at: https://www.wien.gv.at/english/contact/emergency.html

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