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Tuesday October 17th 2017

‘Service’ Archives

Park Permit (“Parkpickerl”) to be introduced on October 1, 2012

Park Permit (“Parkpickerl”) to be introduced on October 1, 2012

As of October 2012, the parking management system in Vienna will be expanded to include the entire 15th district as well as parts of the 12th, 14th, 16th and 17th districts. Applications for resident parking permits ("parking stickers") can be made since 1 August 2012. The introduction of parking permits in Vienna's outer districts has been [...]

Insurance in Austria

Insurance in Austria

The main concern of Insurance in Austria is to see that all individual under its coverage derive its benefits during emergency situations. In fact, Insurance in Austria offers reasonable coverage to individuals in all spheres of life, even against calamities that arrive almost unexpectedly. Insurance in Austria is categorized in different types, [...]

My meeting with the Ambassador

My meeting with the Ambassador

Are you a frog boiling in water?

Are you a frog boiling in water?

Have you heard of the story of the frogs boiling in water?  The story says that, if you put a frog in boiling water it will sense the hot water and immediately jump out to escape the danger.  Yet if you put it into cold and pleasant water and very gradually turn up the heat, the frog won’t notice and will stay in until it has boiled to death. [...]

Tom’s Club

Tom’s Club

In 2009, a new dimension of exclusive events started with the foundation of Tom’s Club where People meet People. Tom’s Club is a Non-Profit group that organizes exclusive events for the members of Vienna based Diplomatic - Business Bodies and International - European Organizations. Tom Sarkis is the founder of Tom’s Club one of [...]

DFA Appeals for Understanding Due to Delay in Passport Releases

DFA Appeals for Understanding Due to Delay in Passport Releases

The Department of Foreign Affairs today appealed for the understanding of the travelling public, particularly those in the provinces, as it announced that the delay in passport releasees copuld last for a few moreweeks as a result of technical concerns and the surge in the demand for the ePassport. "We apologize for the inconvenience caused by [...]

Applying for Pension in Austria

Applying for Pension in Austria

Pension Application The pension application must be submitted to the respective pension insurance agency in the residence state of the person insured. It is then passed on to all pension insurers involved. The acquired pension times from all states are added together to check whether in each case the national waiting period designated for [...]

Working in Vienna

Working in Vienna

Citizens from the EEA area (EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein) work on the same conditions as Austrian citizens. They do not require special permits to work in Austria. Citizens from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary still require permits in accordance with the act [...]

Pensionen 2010: Das gilt für Sie

Pensionen 2010: Das gilt für Sie

"Wartezeit" Die sogenannte "Wartezeit" für die erste Pensionsanpassung wird abgeschafft. Alle Pensionen werden mit Wirksamkeit ab 1. Jänner des auf den Stichtag folgenden Jahres erhöht. Die Pensionen bis zu € 2.466,- werden um 1,5% erhöht. Bei höherer Pension gibt es einen monatlichen Fixbetrag von € 36,99 (brutto). Einmalzahlung Eine [...]

Vorsicht: Gratis Angebote im Internet

Vorsicht:  Gratis  Angebote im Internet

Vermeintliche Gratisangebote im Internet entpuppen sich als Kostenfalle- wer beispielsweise seinen IQ gratis im Internet testen will, bekommt plötzlich Mahnschreiben vom Rechtsanwalt, wer seine Daten eingibt, um eine X-Box zu gewinnen, ist plötzlich an ein kostenpflichtiges 2- Jahresabo eines SMS-Dienstes gebunden. Vorschnell einzahlen sollte [...]

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