Leaving Austria: Things to do before you go

If you are preparing leaving Austria, there are a few important things to do before you leave that can save you a lot of time and costs. We listed a few to help you get started as you plan your international moving

Five months before moving

Contact your landlord

Give them enough time to find another tenant for the property. If you own a house and intend to sell it start the process at least six months before your departure date.

Inform your local government office

Before leaving your country make sure you de-register. If you don’t contact the authorities before you move then you are likely to continue to be billed for local and national taxes.

Cancel your contracts

Arrange to have your phone disconnected by the time you leave and cancel the contract with your internet provider. Fix a cancellation date for the electricity, water and gas and contact any television, digital or cable television providers to cancel the service.

Inform the school

If you have children, you will need to notify the school that you are moving at least 5 months in advance. You might need to gather all the information needed for the school registration overseas.

Contact your vet

Before thinking about relocating your pet, you will need to contact your vet to find out if you are permitted to take them to your new location and to ensure you are following quarantine requirements.

Two months before leaving

Request your health records

Notify your doctor about your move and request any records or healthcare items that you might need to go to your new country.


Insurance, including private health insurance, car insurance, house insurance and any other insurance you pay for will need to be cancelled. The insurance company could continue billing you or just take the money directly from your account if you signed a direct debit and failed to inform them.

Inform your bank

Your bank will need to be notified and depending on where you are moving to you may have to deactivate and close your account. You should think carefully about when to close your account as your last wages may come in after you leave as will any outstanding bills.

Hire a moving company

Hiring a professional moving company would make your relocation easier and stress free. Make sure you contact them with enough time to be able to accomplished your desired schedule for the moving.

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