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Entry to Austria & Residence in Austria


Entry to Austria & Residence in Austria

EU/EEA nationals and nationals of Switzerland are generally permitted to stay in the EU member countries for up to three months.

More information and documents:

https://oead.at/en/to-austria/entry-and-residence/no-registration-required/

If you are staying in Austria for more than three months, you have to inform the competent residence authority in Austria in person within four months and apply for a confirmation of registration ("Anmeldebescheinigung").

Online form: Anmeldebescheinigung und Bescheinigung des Daueraufenthalts (German)

Form to print and fill in: Anmeldebescheinigung und Bescheinigung des Daueraufenthalts (German)

Enrolled students can download the required enrolment certificate in their Medcampus Account.

Attention: Non-compliance with this regulation can lead to a fine of up 250 Euro!
Please also note that this registration is required in addition to the registration with the registration office (see Mandatory residence registration).

More information and documents:

https://oead.at/en/to-austria/entry-and-residence/confirmation-of-registration/

https://www.wien.gv.at/english/administration/civilstatus/pdf/confirmation-of-registration.pdf

Students who are taking part in an Union or multilateral mobility programme (e.g. Erasmus+, OeAD scholarship) or for whom an agreement between two or more higher education institutions is in place and who are in possession of a valid residence title "Student" of another EU member country (except the United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark) are allowed to enter Austria without requiring a visa and to stay in Austria for up to 360 days.

The host institution has to issue the document Confirmation of participation in a Union or multilateral mobility programme or an agreement between two or more higher education institutions. Accepted incoming students need to contact the International Office on this behalf: exchange-incomings@muv.ac.at

More information and documents:
https://oead.at/en/to-austria/entry-and-residence/visa-free-entry-for-students/

EU/EEA nationals and nationals of Switzerland are generally permitted to stay in the EU member countries for up to three months.

      More information and documents:
      https://oead.at/en/to-austria/entry-and-residence/no-registration-required/

  •      stay for a maximum of 6 months

Visa C or Visa D

Incoming students who are going to stay in Austria for less than six months can apply for a Visa C (for stays of up to 90 days) or for a Visa D (for stays of from 91 days up to a maximum of 6 months) at the competent Austrian representative authority in their country of residence. These visas are free of charge.

For a stay with less than 90 days/three months, there are entitlements to enter Austria without a visa, which may apply.Accepted incoming students can download their official “Letter of Invitation” (proofing the participation in a mobility programme or the existence of an interinstitutional cooperation agreement for the exchange) in their Mobility Online Account.

More information and documents:

https://oead.at/en/to-austria/entry-and-residence/visa-c-or-visa-d/

  •      stay for longer than 6 months

Residence Permit – Student

Students who are studying at an Austrian higher education institution within the framework of a Union or multilateral mobility programme or an agreement between two or more higher education institutions can get a “Residence Permit – Student”.

In principle it is possible to submit an application for a "Residence Permit – Student" at the locally competent residence authority in Austria after lawful entry and during a lawful stay (e.g. visa-free or with a visa). If all necessary documents have been submitted, the residence authority will process the application within 90 days. It is however not permitted to overstay the visa-free stay or the period of residence defined in the visa.

In the majority of cases, applications have to be submitted at the competent Austrian representative authority in the country of residence where the applicants have to wait for their decision (in this case a longer processing time is to be expected).

Accepted incoming students can download their official “Letter of Invitation” (proofing the participation in a mobility programme or the existence of an interinstitutional cooperation agreement for the exchange) in their Mobility Online Account.

 

More information and documents:

https://oead.at/en/to-austria/entry-and-residence/residence-permit-student-mobility-programme/

https://www.wien.gv.at/english/e-government/documents/residence/limited-leave/student.html

https://www.wien.gv.at/english/administration/civilstatus/pdf/students.pdf

https://www.wien.gv.at/english/administration/civilstatus/immigration/residence/forms-information-sheets.html

https://www.wien.gv.at/english/e-government/documents/


Mandatory residence registration

Students with EU/EEA/Swiss and third countries nationality

Anybody who takes up residence in Austria (Austrians, EU/EEA nationals, nationals of third countries) has to register with the registration office at their place of residence within three working days.:

To register you need the following documents:

·        Travel document

·        Birth certificate

·        Marriage certificate and/or proof of academic titles as applicable

·        Registration form (must be signed both by the landlord/landlady and by the tenant)
 

Before leaving Austria you have to cancel your registration.