Austria Residency


Residency Permits

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Why Immigrate to Austria?

Austria is a member of the European Union and is considered a prominent location for foreigners to reside in. Residents of Austria enjoy social security benefits, a free educational system and a high standard of living relative to the cost of living. Austria adopts a flexible outlook, making it relatively easy to open bank accounts and set up businesses. Not only does the country boast a high standard of education, but it also ensures a high level of health care is achieved for Austrian residents. Strategically situated within Europe, it provides for effective and efficient business relations across Europe.

Main Benefits of obtaining Austrian Residency

  • Freedom of unrestricted movement in the Schengen Area and EU member countries.
  • Geographical location provides more businesses opportunities.
  • Beneficial tax regime for international tax planning.
  • The holder of an Austrian residence permit is entitled to social privileges, such as medical treatment, maternity benefit, unemployment benefit, etc.
  • Citizenship possible after 10 years of residence.

Austria Investment Program

Austria does not offer a specific investment residency immigration program for foreign nationals; however, Austria does offer a variety of residency permits.

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Residence Permits

Non EU, non EEA or non-Swiss nationals will be required to apply for an entry visa before visiting Austria. Individuals looking to reside in Austria for more than 6 months will be required to apply for a residence permit. Austria offers the following types of residence permits:

  1. Very Highly Skilled Permit -for third country nationals who are highly qualified and seek to enter Austria for employment purposes.
  2. The Self-employed Key Workers permit -for third country nationals who seek to create a business in Austria on the condition that the business creates macroeconomic benefit.
  3. EU Blue Card -granted to third country nationals, who have completed studies, received a job offer and will meet the minimum salary requirements.
  4. Long-Term Resident EU-issued to foreigners who have had the right to stay in Austria for the last 5 years.
  5. Settlement Permit without Gainful Employment -for retired persons or financially independent individuals.
  6. Family Reunification -for family members of resident permit holders who seek to reside in Austria for more than 6 months.

All applications for residence permits will require standard basic documentation duly translated and certified into German language: valid passport copy, birth certificate, clean criminal record certificate, German language learning certificate.

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