Have you found a job in Austria? What should you arrange and what should you remember about living and working in Austria?
Working abroad brings with it a number of important responsibilities:
One of the most important obligations is to register for residence, within 3 days of arriving in Austria. You register your residence at the local authority, the Meldeamt. To register you will need:
The registration form or Meldezettel, which is also available at the registration offices, must be signed by you and the accommodation provider. Once you have registered, you will be assigned a "Personal Registration Number", which can be found on the registration form.
The Meldezettel form is an important document that confirms your stay in Austria.
You will need a residence permit if you plan to stay in this country for more than 3 months. The application for a residence permit, or "Anmeldebescheinigung", must be submitted to the relevant administrative office and must be accompanied by:
Once registered, you will receive a "Registration Confirmation".
If you have registered your residence in Austria, you are also obliged to register your motor vehicle within one month of entering the country. To register your vehicle, you will need an identity card, a certificate of insurance for the vehicle and a vehicle registration certificate. You will submit these documents to the registration authority, which will issue you with a completed application form to sign (you do not complete the application form). The registration office will then issue you with a 'Registration Certificate' and a 'Vehicle Approval Certificate'.
Other recommended obligations in connection with working and residing in Austria:
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