If you are a British passport holder attending Abendgymnasium Wien, please read the following carefully as it contains important information about your status of residency in Austria. Please note that more detailed information is provided by Her Majesty’s Government on its official website: https://www.gov.uk/brexit.

Please also take a look at the following websites in particular:

The Austrian Government has also set up a hotline where you can ask questions about Brexit: +43 (0) 800 222 666  (Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm). You can also contact them by email, using the following email address: service@bka.gv.at

The information provided here can change. What you should do to stay up to date as a British passport holder:

  1. sign up for email alerts to the guidances
  2. follow the British Embassy in Austria on Facebook and Twitter

If you were legally resident in Austria before 1 January 2021, your rights will be protected by the Withdrawal Agreement. However, you must apply for a new residence status by 31 December 2021 to secure your rights. You do not need to show proof of German language skills when you apply.

If you are resident in Austria, you must exchange your UK licence for an Austrian one within 6 months of arriving. If you were living in Austria before 1 January 2021, you must exchange your UK licence for an Austrian one before 30 June 2021 (upcoming Wednesday!)

Please note that this information is provided as a guide for students of our school only. Definitive information should be obtained in writing from the Austrian authorities. The school shall not be liable for any inaccuracies in this information.

If you feel overwhelmed with or not sure about the steps you need to take now, you are always welcome to talk to me in my office hour.

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