Foreigners who wish to take up employment in Austria, need to apply for a work permit along with a long stay D visa. Approval of a work visa (D visa) is generally subject to the applicant’s level of work experience.
The D visa is usually issued for three months, but may also be obtained for up to twelve months. After arriving in Austria, you have to apply for a residence permit within the first 3 months which is valid for a year.
Processing time for this visa can take 6-12 weeks.
You can bring your spouse and kids with you.
The general application process is:
Get the employment letter or Work contract from the employer in Austria
Prepare your visa application and gather other required documents for it.
Apply for a long stay D visa and prepare to move to Austria
As Austria is a part of the Schengen Union, you are authorized to travel to another Schengen State for a total period not exceeding 3 months in a 6-month period, starting from the date of your first entry onto the Schengen territory, always provided that you meet the entry conditions and have not been reported by the Schengen state into whose territory you are traveling.
6 - 12 weeks
7 Eligibility Requirements
11 Document Required
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