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As one of Europe’s oldest economies, Austria is a unique blend of high quality living with great professional prospects. A member of the European Union, it is a German-speaking country that is home to a large pool of immigrants. The Austria Job Seeker visa is your ticket to finding work and living in Austria. It comes under the Red-White-Red Card scheme which allows Very Highly Qualified Workers to come to Austria for 6 months, search for a job and convert the visa to a Red-White-Red (RWR) card. Vin Consultancy can help you apply for this visa, relocate to Austria, and find a job and obtain your work visa for Austria.

WHY IMMIGRATION IS IMPORTANT TO AUSTRIA

  • Migrants play a vital role in Austria’s economic development
  • A growing need for Immigrants due to the reduced growth in Population
  • Immigration is an instrument to support the stability of the systems of the state
  • Migration is an important factor at all levels of education

AUSTRIA JOB SEEKER VISA DETAILS

The Austria Job Seeker Visa is a points-based visa that is the ideal route for professionals looking to build a career in Europe. Points are awarded based on your Age, Qualification, Relevant Work Experience, English Language and Studies in Austria. Based on your profile, you may either need to get 65 or 70 points in order to qualify for this program. Key details of the Austria Job Seeker Visa are:

  • Allows you to search for a suitable job in Austria
  • Upon receiving an offer letter from an employer in Austria you can convert the visa to a Red-White-Red (RWR) card which is issued for 2 years
  • After 21 months on the RWR card and working for the employer based on which you had received the RWR Card, you can apply for a Red-White-Red (RWR) Card Plus which allows you to work for any employer in Austria
  • Medical care in Austria is excellent. The Austrian health care system is one of the best in the world
  • Austria has a world-renowned educational system, which is characterized by close cooperation between industry and education

WHY IMMIGRATION IS IMPORTANT TO AUSTRIA

  • Migrants play a vital role in Austria’s economic development
  • A growing need for Immigrants due to the reduced growth in Population
  • Immigration is an instrument to support the stability of the systems of the state
  • Migration is an important factor at all levels of education

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

The documentation required for the Austria Job Seeker Visa includes:

  • Current passport and travel history
  • Educational credentials
  • Professional credentials
  • Recent medical report
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Other supporting documents

HOW VIN CONSULTANCY CAN HELP YOU

With our vast experience in overseas careers and immigration, Vin Consultancy can help you apply for the Austria Job Seeker Visa with the highest confidence. Our services include:

  • Immigration documents checklist
  • Complete application processing
  • Forms, documentation & application filing
  • Updates & follow up
  • Job search services
  • Relocation and post-landing support in Austria

Talk to us to discover whether you are eligible for this program and what your next steps should be.

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FAQ

This is a six-month permit that is given to highly qualified applicants to come to Austria and search for a job. This visa is again issued based on a points-based system.

An applicant who scores 70 out of 100 points is considered highly- qualified worker.

If a person fails to find a job within the six-month validity of the visa, he must go back to his home country and can apply for a fresh jobseeker visa after a waiting period of 12 months.

The job seeker visa allows to:

  • Search for a suitable job in Austria in six months
  • Convert the visa into a Red-White-Red visa on receiving a job offer from an Austrian employer
  • Apply for a Red-White-Red plus visa after 21 months of working for the same employer
  • Valid passport and travel history
  • Proof of educational credentials
  • Proof of professional credentials
  • Recent medical report
  • Police clearance certificate
  • Migrants play a vital role in Austria’s economic development
  • The country requires skilled immigrants to solve the skills shortage in various sectors.
  • Immigrants are needed due to the reduced growth in population

Work visa for EU/EEA residents

People belonging to the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) do not require a work visa. They do not need a work permit to work in the country.

EU Blue card

The EU blue card allows highly qualified non-EU citizens to live and work in Austria for a period of two years. The work visa is granted provided there is a valid job offer. Another condition is that the AMS (the Austrian Labor Market Service) should declare that the specific work cannot be done by any Austrian or EU citizen.

Red-white-Red card

The Austrian government provides the Red-White-Red card visa option for highly skilled workers. It is a combination of a residence permit and a work permit.

It is valid for two years and the visa is linked with a specific employer. If you change your employer within those two years, you will have to apply for a new Red-White-Red card.

Work visa for EU/EEA residents

People belonging to the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) do not require a work visa. They do not need a work permit to work in the country.

EU Blue card

The EU blue card allows highly qualified non-EU citizens to live and work in Austria for a period of two years. The work visa is granted provided there is a valid job offer. Another condition is that the AMS (the Austrian Labor Market Service) should declare that the specific work cannot be done by any Austrian or EU citizen.

Red-white-Red card

The Austrian government provides the Red-White-Red card visa option for highly skilled workers. It is a combination of a residence permit and a work permit.

It is valid for two years and the visa is linked with a specific employer. If you change your employer within those two years, you will have to apply for a new Red-White-Red card.

What are the eligibility requirements for the various Austrian work visas?

Red-white-Red card

  • The Red-White-Red card is given to applicants after assessing them on a points-based system.
  • The applicants must have enough points based on criteria like age, education, professional experience, language skills, etc.
  • Applicants are assessed by the Austrian Public Employment Service (AMS) which will evaluate the applicant and decide on the number of points.
  • Individuals who have had the Red-White-Red card for more than two years can apply for the Red-White-Red card plus provided the applicant has met the eligibility requirements and has worked with the same employer for a minimum of 21 months.

Work visa for EU/EEA residents

  • Must be employed in an Austrian organization or are self-employed
  • Must prove that they have enough income and insurance to support themselves and their family
  • Must register at the local immigration office within three months of their entry

EU Blue card

  • Must have completed a university course of at least three years
  • Qualifications must suit the job profile
  • Salary specified in the job offer must be 1.5 times higher than the average annual income of full- time employees in Austria

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