Effects of Brexit for British citizens in Austria

Who is protected by the Withdrawal Agreement? 

The Withdrawal Agreement enables both EU citizens and United Kingdom (UK) nationals, as well as their respective family members, to continue to exercise their rights derived from Union law in each other's territories, for the rest of their lives, where those rights are based on life choices made before the end of the transition period (i. e. before 31 December 2020).

These over 3 million EU citizens in the United Kingdom, and over 1 million UK nationals in EU countries, as well as their respective family members, can continue to live, work or study in the host state as they currently do under the same substantive conditions as under Union law, benefiting in full from the application of the prohibition of any discrimination on grounds of nationality and of the right to equal treatment compared to host state nationals. The only restrictions that apply are those derived from Union law or as provided for under the Agreement. 

Please find bellow detailed information of the Federal Chancellery on the effects of Brexit for British citizens in Austria:

Please visit the website regularly, as it will be continuously updated.

Additional information available

Brexit hotline

The Federal Government has set up a special hotline for questions about Brexit: +43 (0) 800 222 666 (free of charge within Austria)
Operating hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (weekdays)
Feel free to also contact us by email:

In addition to the information made available by the Federal Chancellery, the following institutions provide further information in English for British citizens and companies in Austria:

Guidance for British nationals living in Austria is available on the UK government website.

General information for foreign citizens living in Austria:

European Commission: