Meeting point – Austrians abroad

A warm welcome to the section dedicated to Austrians living abroad.

World map Austrians abroad

Currently some 565,000 fellow-Austrians live abroad, more than three quarters in Germany (254,000), Switzerland (64,000), the USA (35,000), the United Kingdom (25,000), Australia (25,000), the Republic of South Africa (11,000) and Argentina (17,000).

The Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs provides ongoing and updated information on topics of particular relevance to Austrians who live abroad. Together with the official Austrian representation authorities (embassies and consulates-general) it considers itself a global service centre for all our fellow-citizens who reside in “Austria’s 10th province”.