Welcome to Austria
How to get settled in
Moving to another country is certainly a challenge but moving to Vienna will be a special and wonderful experience. Austria’s capital has so much to offer that you will never regret making it your new home. After all, in 2016 Vienna has been named the most livable city in the world for the seventh time in a row.
In order to guarantee a cost-effective and fast relocation, it is highly recommended to hire an experienced moving company. International relocation experts who offer all the necessary services you will need to start over in Vienna, know how to handle the transport of your belongings and will assist in scheduling everything at the right time. With all the unpacking, assembling and disposal taken care of, you can focus on the important tasks that lie ahead of you once you arrive.
Here is what you need to do:
You can choose between different providers for your gas and electricity. It is best to research the best options online. Once you have decided, give the network operator a call in order to set up a contract and schedule an appointment with a technician if necessary. Your landlord or real-estate agent will provide additional information.
People who live in Austria have to register and notify the authority of their current address. Registrations have to be done in person. For information on where and how to register, click here.
3. Bank Account
Most bills are paid by an automated collection order and your employer will pay you directly to your bank account on a monthly basis which is why opening a bank account should be next on your to-do list. Make sure to schedule the bank appointment after the registration because you will need the registration confirmation form in order to be able to open an account.
4. Public Transportation vs. Car
Vienna has a great public transportation system consisting of train-, subway-, bus-, and tram-lines that connect the inner city with the outer districts. Depending on how far your home is located from the office, using public transportation instead of a car might be a lot cheaper and faster. Find out more about the system, timetables and a rout planner here.
As soon as you are registered as a resident, have gas and electricity running in your house, opened an Austrian bank account, and have also figured out the best way for you to get around, it is time to explore Vienna!
Note: if you are interested in events and sights that might not be featured in a regular travel guide, check out our blog or this website with insider tips on how to explore Vienna in a slightly different way.