Confirmation of registration for EEA and Swiss nationals

Citizens of EU/EEA states and Switzerland do not need an entry visa or a residence permit to be able to study in Austria. If EU/EEA citizens plan to live in Austria for more than three months they require a confirmation of registration (Anmeldebescheinigung).

The confirmation of registration (Anmeldebescheinigung) is a document confirming the residence title of EEA and Swiss nationals who moved to Austria after 1 January 2006. EEA and Swiss nationals who have just registered at their first address in Austria (residence registration form/Meldezettel) and intend to stay in the country for more than three (3) months have to apply in person for a confirmation of registration at Municipal Department 35 within four (4) months after their arrival in Austria.

Please note that it constitutes an administrative offence punishable with a fine if you do not apply for a confirmation of registration on time. The confirmation of permanent residence (Bescheinigung des Daueraufenthalts) is a document confirming the right to permanent residence in Austria for EEA and Swiss nationals after five (5) years of legal and continuous residence in Austria. It is issued upon application.

If you have further questions, please contact Student Services at student.services@webster.ac.at

Please note: Webster Vienna Private University is not able to give legal immigration advice and the outcome of residency permit applications is the decision of the Austrian authorities alone.