All persons establishing their residence in Austria must register to the competent registration authority (Meldebehörde). You have to register in case of a first establishment of an accommodation in Austria, but also if you change your principal residence (Hauptwohnsitz) within Austria. Besides for an establishment of a further residence (Nebenwohnsitz), while the principal residence stays the same, a registration is required, too.

Which documents are required?
To apply for the confirmation of registration (Meldezettel) you need a completed application form with your landlords' signature if you live in a rented apartment.
Besides you need a birth certificate, a passport and if applicable an asylum certificate (Ayslausweis).

The confirmation of registration itself is free of charge.

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