Tips on moving to Austria
Make sure that each family member's passport is valid for at least 6 months at the time of your departure. Non-EU-citizens need a passport valid for a minimum of one or two years, depending on the type of permit.
Make certified photocopies of all passports. Leave one copy with a trusted person in your home country and bring the other copy with you to Austria. These copies can be helpful in the case of loss or theft of the original passport.
Do not forget to bring all relevant documents – passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate, medical documents, driving license – in the original. Non-EU nationals must present their papers on arrival. Keep them in your hand luggage!
Get a medical check-up before leaving your home country. Do not forget to see your dentist! Despite the excellent medical care in Austria, it may take some time before you have found doctors you feel confident with. If you need to take medication regularly, bring the prescriptions with you.
In Austria it is crucial to be immunised against FSME – a virus spread by ticks.
The immunisation is carried out by every GP.
Make sure that your mail will be sent to your new address in Austria. If you do not yet have a permanent address in Austria, ask a person of your trust in your home country to collect your mail and send it on to you temporarily.
Make sure you have enough money to cover expenses until you have opened a bank account in Austria. It is recommended to carry some cash in Austria.
Important: Daily limits apply for cash withdrawals with a debit or credit card.
The power supply in Austria runs with 220 Volt/50Hz. Plugs in Austria have two round pins, sockets are Type F. Remember to get an international travel adapter for your electrical equipment. You may need to check if you need a transformer to reduce voltage. Always check the label of the device before plugging-in.
If you are bringing your TV set to Austria, check beforehand if it will work in Europe – read the operating instructions.