There are virtually no restrictions on moving from Germany to Vienna. Whether your move is for private or professional reasons: Austria is part of the European Union, and private moving goods can therefore be imported largely duty-free and VAT-free. Neither a residence permit or visa, nor a work permit is required. There are also no customs duties for personal effects. There are no border controls and there are no forms to fill in when crossing the border. Your Geuer relocation consultant knows exactly what formalities are required for you – he will be happy to provide you with detailed information during your first consultation.
You want your move to be as stress-free and smooth as possible? Then it’s best to make use of our professional moving service for international furniture transport. Discuss with your personal moving consultant which work should be carried out by our experts and whether you would like to do some of the work yourself. Of course, our relocation experts will also be happy to take care of the complete relocation preparations, including all possible official procedures.
Our moving services also include planning the optimal transport route. If you are moving into a furnished apartment in Vienna for the time being, our moving company will take care of the storage of your currently unneeded household goods. In the course of planning the move, it should also be decided whether and which items have to be moved at all. Often, a new acquisition of obsolete items at the new place of residence makes perfect sense, and you can use the move to sort them out. In such cases, our experienced movers will of course also take care of the proper disposal. If your removal goods are ultimately limited to a manageable load, we can have them transported for you at a very reasonable price, for example by means of suitable additional loads.
The federal capital Vienna is the largest city in Austria with 1.7 million inhabitants. Vienna is also a province in its own right. As one of the ten largest cities in the European Union, Vienna has the charm of a real metropolis. In addition, OPEC and OSZW have their headquarters here – an indication of Vienna’s high status in the European community.
Living in Vienna offers a completely different quality of life than living in the Austrian mountains. If you like the lively and colorful life of the big city, you are in the right place. As a new Viennese, after your move with Geuer, you should visit the sights that have made Vienna world famous. Once you have ridden the Ferris wheel in the Prater, visited St. Stephen’s Cathedral and known Schönbrunn Palace – only then will you have really arrived in your new Austrian home.
In surveys on the quality of life and satisfaction with the living situation, the Austrian capital regularly takes first place among major European cities. Vienna has an astonishing number of meadows and forests, as part of the Vienna Woods adjoins directly to the west. Here you will find an ideal recreational area for the whole family. The city is divided into twelve municipal districts, which of course differ significantly in the way of living. For example, the districts east of the Danube are much more affordable than posh areas like Mauer or Döbling. Vienna’s cultural offerings are as varied as you would expect from a metropolis. By the way, Vienna is also an ideal city for children to live in. The range of schools here is very broad and of high quality, and there is plenty of opportunity for fun, games and sports in the green metropolis of Vienna.
When moving to Austria, there are actually comparable points to consider as with a change of residence or domicile within Germany.
Within three days after the move you are obliged to register with the Austrian authorities. The registration office of the city of Vienna is responsible. There you present the registration form signed by your landlord, your passport and your birth certificate. Health insurance is mandatory. If you are permanently employed by an Austrian employer, you will have the same statutory health insurance as in Germany. If not, you will have to find a private health insurance of your choice.
All EU citizens who want to settle in Vienna for longer than three months, or in Austria at all, must also apply for a registration certificate. When re-registering your car, you must first take out liability insurance for Austria before reporting to the registration office.The German driver’s license is also valid in Austria, but can be rewritten if desired.
For the practical preparation of your move to Vienna, our moving guide has further valuable tips ready. Geuer informs you with a ToDo list about all steps for timely notices, registrations, de-registrations and re-registrations with offices or insurance companies. Our experienced contact persons for private moves within Europe will be happy to advise you personally and will also take care of formalities and dealings with authorities that you may not be able to do yourself in terms of time.