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Austria Job seeker Visa

Would you like to work in Europe? Do you possess a high degree of education and relevant skill sets that are in demand in Europe? If so, you might choose to apply for an Austria job seeker visa.


Quality of life

It’s not merely moving up the corporate ladder. Reach the summit of the mountains! With a long and flourishing history, Austria is a wealthy, stable, and prospering nation. Austria is renowned worldwide not only for its creative and dynamic economy but also for being the destination of choice for skilled foreign workers and for having a rich cultural legacy. A large number of foreign nationals have chosen to live and work in the nation whose capital city is thought to offer the best quality of life in the world.

Requirements & Procedure for Application

With an Austria job seeker visa, you can visit Austria for a maximum of six months in order to find a job that matches your qualifications. You may connect with potential employers and learn about the Austrian job market during this period. With this visa, however, you are not permitted to work or study.

Once you find a job within the six-month period, you can apply for a work permit and a residence card to stay and work in Austria. You can also take your family members once you have got your work permit.

Benefits of Austria Job Seeker Visa:

  • High Standard of Living

  • Earn in Euro’s

  • Excellent Healthcare System

  • Strong Work-Life Balance

  • High Employment Opportunities

  • Can take family

  • Convert the visa into Work permit and immediately can apply for Red White Red CARD

  • After 5 years can apply for PERMANENT RESIDENCE VISA

Eligibility Criteria for Austria Job Seeker Visa

  • Applicant has to score 70 points out of 100

  • Hold a bachelors or Master’s degree from an accredited university, or a comparable degree.

  • Have at least five years of relevant job experience related to your field of study.

  • You have enough money to support you six months in Austria, assuming you live comfortably. You can use a blocked account to show your financial capabilities.

  • You are covered by your health insurance across Austria and the Schengen region.

  • You have a valid passport.

  • You must submit your police clearance certificate.

Points: 100 Points are awarded on the below aspects

  • Age

  • Education (4 years of education+ Mint subjects)

  • Experience in the shortage occupations

  • Language – IELTS / German language

  • Work experience in senior management position

  • Austria studies

Steps to apply for Austria Job Seeker visa

Schedule a visa interview by contacting the Austrian embassy or consulate.

Complete the visa application process and submit required documents, including your passport, education documents, resume, proof of funds, health insurance, and other required documents.

Once you pay the visa fee of €100, you must send the embassy or consulate your application and supporting documentation.

Once you pay the visa fee of €100, you must send the embassy or consulate your application and supporting documentation.

Await the outcome of your visa application, it may take three months to hear back.

After your visa is granted, travel to Austria with your passport and the visa sticker attached.


Apply for Red White Red Card

An applicant can apply a red white red card after successfully obtaining a job while he is on an Austria Job seeker visa.

The main prerequisite for obtaining a Red-White-Red Card is a formal job offer. This job must fit your qualifications and provide a sufficient salary.

Usually, the Red-White-Red Card is given out for a whole year. If your self-employment is a side gig for your paid job and all other legal conditions are met, you are also permitted to work for yourself.


  • Jobseeker Visa: € 150
  • Red-White-Red Card:
  • Application: € 120
  • Application: € 120
  • Biometric cost : € 20

VJC Process for Austria Job Seeker Visa

  • Sign up with VJC Immigration and Visa consultants

  • You will be allocated to a case officer who will guide you through required documents & process

  • Visa interview date will be booked by VJC Overseas (if required)

  • Case officer will assist you in filling visa application forms and the motivation letter

  • Guidance in the required documents to be submitted at visa office

  • Guidance on traveling and job search in Austria




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