Residents in Austria are required to register their place of residence with the authorities within three days before or after moving to a new address. For long-term residents, a number of important services like postal services, voting rights, and parking stickers (Parkpickerl) are dependent on residence registration as proof of address.
Hotels or other providers of lodging are responsible for registering their guests.
Responsible authority in Vienna: Each city district has its own Municipal District Office (Magistratisches Bezirksamt), where the Registration Service Centers (Wiener Meldeservice) are located. You can register at any Registration Service Center in any city district.
Residence registration form (Meldebestätigung)
After completing the registration process, you will be given a residence registration certificate for your place of residence (Meldebestätigung über den Wohnsitz). No fees apply.
EU and EEA citizens and citizens from Switzerland are free to enter and settle in Austria without requiring a permit. However, a confirmation of registration (Anmeldebescheinigung) is required if they reside in Austria for more than 3 months.
The application must be made at the competent residence authority within four months of entering Austria. The competent residence authority is MA35 (Magistratsabteilung 35).
All information is supplied without liability.