Citizens of EU/EEA countries

Please note

EU/EEA citizens and Swiss nationals must apply for the issuance of a "registration certificateGerman text" from the competent Austrian immigration authority within three months of settling in Austria.

Information on the right to settle under EU law can be found on the website → oesterreich.gv.atGerman text in the section "Residence in Austria (→ text".

When implementing transitional arrangements, Austria is obliged to give preference to new EU citizens over third-country nationalsGerman text when admitting workers to the labour market (Community preference), in implementation of the Ausländerbeschäftigungsgesetz (AuslBG).

Detailed information can be found on the migration portal of the Austrian Federal Government.


Confirmation of exception pursuant to section 3 paragraph 8German text

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Ausländerbeschäftigungsgesetz (AuslBG)

Translated by the European Commission
Last update: 17 February 2023

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