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Living in Austria guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Austria with the expat guide

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Generalities

General information
  • Here you will find the addresses, telephone numbers and opening hours of your country's official representation in Austria.

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Formalities

Visas, passports and entry requirements
  • Austrian marriage information for expats planning to marry in Austria. Includes details on legal requirements, application procedures,

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Visas

Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits
  • Information on Austrian visas for expats, including requirements for tourist visas, entry and residence permits, and documents needed to apply for visas.

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Work

Labour market, how to find a job
  • Looking for work in Austria as an expat? How to search for work as a new arrival or how to open a business and information on paying tax as a business.

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Accommodation

How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements
  • Austrian accommodation information for expats and students. Rental requirements for tenants, and how to purchase property and find accommodation.

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Study

Student visa, University registration
  • Learn more about studying abroad in Austria, including popular universities for expat students, university admission processes and Austrian student visas.

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Health care

Public and private health systems
  • An overview for expats of Austrias healthcare system. Learn about public and private health insurance, medical services and pharmacies in Austria.

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Bank

Open and manage a bank account
  • How to open a bank account in Austria as an expat. Information on how to open a personal and business bank account, and how credit and debit cards work.

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Tax

Tax system, income tax
  • Austrian expat tax information. What expats in Austria need to know about income tax, sales tax, corporate tax, and double taxation.

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Transports

Train, bus, plane, car rental
  • Austrian travel information for expats. Air, train and bus travel offer many options for expats to explore Austria. You can also hire a car to get around.

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Driver's licence

Driving requirements
  • Information on how to obtain an Austrian driving licence or an International Driving Permit, the driving requirements, car insurance and other costs.

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Removal

moving, formalities and useful tips
  • Moving to Austria as an expat? Information on planning the move, finding a moving company and customs requirements, including how to relocate with your pet

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Communications

Phone line, internet provider, post office
  • Helpful tips for expats in Austria to stay in touch. How to set up your internet, what mobile phone plans are available and where can you find post offices

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Leisure

Sports, leisure and cultural activities
  • Austrian culture, travel, dining, and shopping information for expats. Places of interest for sightseeing, where to try winter sports and Austrian cuisine.

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