Austria covers an area of 83,878 square kilometers with a population of 8,773,686 residents (as of 1 January 2017), including 1,342,758 foreign citizens which 15.3% of total population. In 2016, an average of 1,898 million people with migration background lived in Austria that is 21.6% of the total population.
Austria’s most densely populated province is Vienna with 4,400 residents per square kilometer, and the least densely populated province is the Tyrol with 58 inhabitants per square kilometer. The average life expectancy in Austria is high, i.e., 81.6 years.
Austria is bordered by Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, and Italy.
The Austrian economy grew by 1.5% in 2016. GDP at current prices amounted to approximately €349.5 bn (+2.8% in real terms) in 2016 and GDP per inhabitant equaled to €39,990. Austria is in the upper sector not only within the EU but worldwide (source: Statistik Austria).
Small and medium enterprises mainly dominate the Austrian economic structure. The most important industrial branches are:
If you are a qualified worker and citizen of a third country (a country outside the EU) and plans to live and work in Austria, then you need the Red-White-Red Card. Candidate and his family members can apply for the Red-White-Red Card.
The Red-White-Red Card is issued for a period of 24 months only and entitles you as the holder to fixed-term settlement and employment by the employer specified in your application.
You are eligible for a Red-White-Red Card if you belong to one of the following groups:
As a Highly Qualified Worker from a third country, you have two options:
As a third-country citizen with a very high level of qualification, if you score a minimum of 70 points according to the list of criteria, then you are eligible to apply for a six-month residence visa for your job search (Job Seeker Visa).
As a third-country citizen, you may apply for a Red-White-Red Card as a Skilled Worker in a Shortage Occupation valid for 24 months, if
If you are a third-country citizen who is to take up employment with an Austrian Employer as a key worker, you can apply for a Red-White-Red -Card which is valid for 24 months.
If you meet the following requirements:
As a third-country national you can apply for a Red-White-Red Card for Self-employed Key Workers if your self-employed occupation in Austria creates macroeconomic benefit going beyond its own operational benefit.
This may be the case if
*For self-employed key workers, there is no points system.
As a third-country citizen, you may be granted an EU Blue Card, if you
The Red-White-Red Card plus entitles you as a third-country national to fixed-term settlement and has unlimited labor market access (as a self-employed or an employed person, not limited to a specific employer).
As the holder of a Red-White-Red Card, if you were employed in accordance with the eligibility requirements for the Red-White-Red Card for at least 21 months during the preceding 24 months.
As the holder of an EU Blue Card, if you were employed in accordance with the eligibility requirements for the EU Blue Card for at least 21 months during the preceding 24 months.
Job Seeker Visa: The fee is € 100
Red-White-Red Card: The fee is € 100 (€ 80 at the time of application, € 20 at issuance)
Red-White-Red Card plus: The fee is € 100 (€ 80 at the time of application, € 20 at issuance)
EU Blue Card: The fee is €100 (€ 80 at the time of application, € 20 at issuance)
In addition: Costs of personalization (acceptance of photograph and signature): € 20
Please Note: Career Overseas Pvt. Ltd. is firmly not a placement agency or recruitment agency and we do not provide any guarantee of employment in any manner at domestic and international level.