May 2, 1794

“Decree” issued by the Austrian Government [Present-day Austria]: “[…] the time [as to] when a foreign [Jew] arrived in Vienna, and the day until which he is permitted to be present in Vienna, must be clearly stated [in his residency permit/form (‘Aufenthaltsbollette’)]. […] The obtained residency permits/forms (‘Aufenthaltsbolleten’) are always to be returned by foreign Jews to the Royal Imperial Chief Police Authority/Directive (‘k. k. Polizei-Oberdirection’) – in the same registration room (‘Meldezimmer’) where they have received these permits/forms (‘Bollete’) – a day before their departure, and even more so, in case they believe that they can seek an extension of their residency permit based on well-founded reasons, because if they fail to return such permits (‘Erlaubnisbolleten’), they will be considered to be unlawfully present in Vienna [and] punished, and treated according to the Patent; those who have departed without first turning in [their permits] shall not be granted a residency permit in the future. […]”
Beyträge zur politischen Gesetzkunde im österreichischen Kaiserstaate; Herausgegeben von Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Graf von Barth-Barthenheim): Erster Band; (Wien; 1821); (Contributions to the Political Statutes of the Austrian Royal State; published by Johann Ludwig Ehrereich (Earl of Barth-Barthenheim)); Volume I; (Vienna; 1821); Researched and Translated by Ziba Shadjaani 11/23/2017