General preconditions for admission

General information

Certain preconditions need to be met for being admitted to an employment relationship in municipalities, municipal associations and statutory cities.


The statutory preconditions must be met for being admitted as contract employee or public official.


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Completion period

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Competent authority

Municipalities, municipal associations and statutory cities.


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Authentication and signature

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Required documents

  • Proof of nationality
  • Birth certificate
  • Other certificates.

Art und Format der Nachweise

In the form prescribed in the announcement by the municipality or the municipal association pursuant to Sections 13, 41 and 42 of the Allgemeines Verwaltungsverfahrensgesetz 1991 [General Administrative Procedure Act of 1991] and Sections 85 (3), 86b of the Bundesabgabenordnung [Austrian Fiscal Code].

Costs and fees

No information available.

Further information

Only persons fulfilling the preconditions set out below can generally be considered for admission as contract employee or public official:

  • Austrian citizenship or in case of deployments that are not reserved to Austrian citizens, also the citizenship of any country to whom Austria must grant the same rights for admission to professions as those granted to Austrian citizens under the European integration;
  • a minimum age of 17 years applies to contract employees;
  • full legal capacity (contract employees of minor age might, however, be admitted with the consent of their legal representative);
  • personal fitness, in particular fitness in terms of health, and technical suitability for the post for which they are admitted (including mastering the German language, orally and in writing; impeccable background and the like).

Deviations from these preconditions can be made only in justified exceptional cases.

Means of redress or appeal

No information available.

Legal bases

For laws and regulations, please refer to the Rechtsinformationssystem [Legal Information System] (RIS)

Assistance and problem-solving services

EAP - Point of Single Contact Upper Austria

Link to form

No form required.

Information on data protection

Further information

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Last update: 22.03.2021

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