A registration procedure is necessary when someone relocates to or within Austria. In the event of emigration abroad from Austria, de-registration is required.
Registration and de-registration is mandatory.
within 3 days of moving into accommodation (registration of a newborn: within 3 days of leaving the maternity ward)
3 days before or within 3 days of departure
Name, marital status, gender or nationality changes made within the domestic territory are entered in the register directly by the registry office or citizenship office, with the result that separate notification is not necessary. In cases of name, marital status, gender or nationality changes made abroad, the change must be reported within a month.
Where and how do I register, re-register or de-register?
You can register, re-register or degister at the registration office
, ground floor, Town Hall, Standesamtsplatz 1.
Monday to Thursday 08:00–12:00 and 13:00–16:00.
Registration, re-registration or de-registration can
be completed by the person subject to registration by third parties (messengers) with the original documents of the person subject to registration or copies of these documents with copies of the documents of the person subject to registration by post or fax (04242 205 3998). Online registration is currently not permitted by law. A confirmation of this is issued once registration has been implemented.
In principle, registration must be completed at the registration office locally responsible for the accommodation. If a main residence
is registered, the de-registration of the previous main residence must be completed at the same time. The de-registration of secondary residences
can be completed where a connection to a residence exists (main residence or secondary residence).
Violations of the obligation to register are administrative offences. The Registration Act stipulates fines for such violations.
Which documents are required for registration
Completed registration form.
Please note: In cases of main tenancy or sub tenancy, the signature of the accommodation provider is required on this form as a matter of obligation.
Proof of identity
indicating the surname and first name as well as the surname before the first marriage, date of birth, place of birth and nationality of the person subject to registration (e.g. passport or birth certificate). In principle, foreign citizens will need to bring their passport.
Application (only available in German)
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