Registration of Residence mandatory in Austria (EN)

Published on 23 February 2018 in Cash management

Unlike many other European countries, there is an obligation to register your place of residence in Austria (first residence as well as any other after a movement). Ignoring this duty commits an administrative offense possibly followed by a penalty.

A further Austrian specialty is the existence of a central register of residency, in which all main and secondary residences of all inhabitants as well as temporary residences and also tourists stays in a Hotel, B&B etc. are recorded.

Debt Collection Agencies in Austria are entitled – providing the date of birth and/or a former address of residency – to call up the actual address of residence of a debtor – wherever in Austria he is located.

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