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EU citizens

This information is valid for all citizens of member states of the European Union (EU) and of the European Economic Area (EEA):

Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Island, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland

For entering Austria you only require a valid travel document/passport. Citizens of these countries do not require a visa.

Confirmation of registration “Anmeldebescheinigung”:

Within four months after entering Austria you have to register with the authorities. You will then receive a confirmation of registration (Anmeldebescheinigung), see also the information provided by the OeAD, Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation . This confirmation is for an indefinite period and need not be renewed.

The competent authority in Vienna is:

Magistratsabteilung (Municipal Department) 35, Division „EEA“:

For districts 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 or 23: 1120 Wien, Arndtstraße 65-67, Stiege 1, 1. Stock; E-Mail:

Link: Book an appointment online in the 12th district.

For districts 1, 2, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 or 22: 1020 Wien, Karmelitergasse 9, 1. Stock; E-Mail:

Link: Book an appointment online in the 2nd district.

For registration the following documents are required:

  • Completed and signed form (available at the municipal department or online; in German only)
  • Valid passport or ID
  • Proof of health insurance that is valid in Austria, covering all risks or EU Health Insurance Card
  • Proof of sufficient financial means (confirmation of parental financial support with confirmation of parents’ income, other means of financial support, such as bank deposit, scholarship, etc.)
  • Confirmation of admission from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

The authority may demand further documents depending on the individual case.

You can download and print the application form for the confirmation of registration:
link to the online form and explanation.

An administrative fee will be charged for issuing the confirmation of registration. The current (2024) fee is 15 euros, additional fees may occur.

Please note that the confirmation of registration (Anmeldebescheinigung) at MA35 is different from the Residence Registration Certificate (Meldebestätigung) at the registration office. Both registrations are statutory.

Please note: The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna is in no position to give legal advice on matters of immigration law. This text is for information purposes only.