You can register at your local city government office and registration is
- mandatory by law and must be completed in person
- or completed by a third-party (with original documentation of residence registration or a notarized copy of this document), and must show an official photo ID to confirm identity
- or by mail (with the original documents of residence registrationor a notarized copy of these documents)
within 3 days after moving into your residence; for newborns, within 3 days of leaving the maternity wardFees:
When registering your new address of residence, you will simultaneously cancel registration for your former residence. Therefore, an extra trip to cancel registration beforehand at your local government office is not
necessary. If your former residence is to be maintained as a secondary residence, you must complete an additional form (the landlord’s signature can be omitted).Requied documentation
(in the original or a notarized copy):
- Application form (= completed residence registration form; for rented accommodations the form must be signed by the tenant or landlord)
- Certificates and personal documents including:
- applicant’s personal information: first and last name, date of birth, place of birth and citizenship (i.e. driver’s license and proof of citizenship, passport, and birth certificate)
- if applicable, academic title (i.e. university diploma)
- In general, alien residents must present a valid passport or official refugee ID card.
Official applications will be processed at the Department of »Wahl-, Melde- und Passwesen« at the civic center in Linz.
The following sections of the residence registration form must be legible and complete:
- Denomination: This section can also be completed after the landlord has signed the residence registration form. You can also opt to leave this section blank.
- CRN Number: please indicate your registration number if applicable. The twelve digit number will be issued randomly for identification purposes to assist authorities.
- Signature: the form must be signed in order to be considered officially complete.
Your landlord is the person allowing you to reside at the location, meaning
- the homeowner or apartment owner personally, roommates (i.e. life partners, family members)
- or the main leaseholder.
- the main leaseholder, roommates or the subtenant,
- the subtenant of a roommate
each person living in the residence must individually complete and submit a residence registration form.