Land acquisition by foreign nationals - permit

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General information

Foreign nationals who want to acquire property, building right or personal easement (such as the right of habitation) in Vienna need a permit pursuant to the Vienna Act on Land Acquisition by Foreign Nationals ("Ausländergrunderwerbsgesetz) for the legal transaction to be valid.

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Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8 am to 12 noon, Thursday from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm.
Good Friday, 24 and 31 December from 8 am to 11 am. Closed on public holidays.
Office hours: Monday to Friday from 7.30 am to 3.30 pm, Thursday from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Good Friday, 24 and 31 December from 7.30 am to 12 noon. Closed on public holidays.
Please note: Please expect longer waiting times on Thursdays.

Documents required

Required documents for the application process for a permit ("Genehmigungsverfahren") or the issuing of a negative certification ("Ausstellung einer Negativbestätigung"):
Informations about land acquisition by foreign nationals: 806 KB PDF


  • For the permit:
    • Acquisition (ownership or co-ownership) of real estate: administrative fee of EUR 76.30 per applicant
    • Acquisition of easement (such as the right of habitation) administrative fee of EUR 47.23 per applicant
  • For the confirmation of the legal effect ("Rechtskraftklausel"):
    • EUR 3.27 administrative fee
    • EUR 14.30 federal administrative fee
  • Additional federal administrative fees:
    • EUR 14.30 per application and per property number submitted by each applicant
    • EUR 3.90 per sheet for copies enclosed with the application, not exceeding EUR 21.80

Should you file the application in person, you may pay these fees in cash or electronically by credit or cash card (German).

For any questions regarding payment, please contact the competent accounting department (Buchhaltungsabteilung 40) (German) of Municipal Department 6.


Further information

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