By: Birgit Vogt Majarek and Stefan Burischek

Firm: Schima Mayer Starlinger

The Austrian parliament passed a law on 27 February 2019 to ensure that citizens of the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland), who currently live and work in Austria can still live and work in Austria for at least the six months following Brexit, even in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Further, affected individuals will be granted easier access to the ‘Rot-Weiß-Rot‘ Card, which allows third-country nationals to live and work in Austria for a limited period of two years (this permission can be extended upon request). The act shall enter into force at the time the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland) withdrawal from the EU becomes effective in the event of a no-deal Brexit.