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Global Residence - Austria Residency by Investment

The Austrian residence program offers persons of independent means and business investors the easy opportunity to take residence in Austria if the applicant can prove that he is in possession of sufficient assets. This very straight-forward residence program is ideal for people seeking an easy way to take residence in one of the most peaceful countries in Europe.

Austria is definitely one of the most attractive countries in the world to live in.

Advantages:

  • Business Subsidies
  • No Residence Requirement
  • Modern habitat and infrastructure
  • Clear citizenship eligibility
  • Minimum Fee
    Minimum Fee
    € 300,000
  • Time To Get Approval
    Time To Get Approval
    3 - 6 months
  • Start of Application Each Year
    Start of Application Each Year
    September, October, November
  • Number of Visa Free Countries
    Visa Free Countries
    Schengen area
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More Benefits

Business Subsidies

Attractive Tax Regime

Top ranks of the world’s most business-friendly nations with major tax reductions that are enticing investors

Education

Education

Austria’s educational system is numbered among the best in the world and they invests 5.8% of its gross domestic product on education

 Quality of life

Quality of life

Austria is unmatched in terms of quality of life. Low crime rate, high level of social security, an attractive shopping and recreational infrastructure

Social security and stability

Social security and stability

Austria offers excellent conditions for both foreign and domestic companies. Austria has a high level of political and social stability. Low crime rate and high security of justice

 
Central Location

Central Location

Austria’s central geographical position provides ideal access to the emerging markets of Central & Eastern Europe

Business Subsidies

Business Subsidies

Austria offers foreign investors a wide range of business opportunities including funding and financial support measures for SMEs, research and development, company startups, investments and new technologies

Country Overview

Austria

Austria

Capital city

Capital city: Vienna

Visa free countries

Visa free countries: Schengen Area

Total area

Total area: 83,878 km²

Nearest country

Nearest country: Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west

Languages

Languages: German

Currency

Currency: Euro (€)

Population

Population: 8.7 million

Time zone

Time zone: GMT +1

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Step 1
Registration

Registration

Click on the "Apply Now" or "Chat Now" button and leave a brief description of your needs.

Step 2
Consultant

Consultant

One of our experts will get back to you shortly to discuss about your needs and offer reasonable options for your budget.

Step 3
First Payment

First Payment

After you agree with our plan, you will have to make a deposit payment.

Step 4
Submit Docs

Submit Docs

We will assist you in filling out the necessary forms for the government registration process. You only need to provide the requested personal information.

Step 5
Get approval

Get approval

We will work with the government on your behalf. We guarantee you the earliest approval time.

Step 6
Government Payment and Last Payment

Government Payment & Last Payment

You will pay the prescribed government fee depending on the citizenship / residency method you choose. You will pay the remaining service fee to us. Get your certificate and residence permit.

Ways to get Permanent Residence

Austria Business Investor Residence Program

Austria Persons of Independent Means Program

This is a residency program which enables non-EU nationals without the need employment to reside in Austria, with a direct route to permanent residency for themselves and immediate family.

Who is eligible?

Individuals who are third country nationals. A third country national is someone other than a national of the EU, EEA or Switzerland.

Austria Business Investor Residence Program

Austria Business Investor Residence Program

Austria offers non-EU nationals the ability to apply for Austria residency by establishing and capitalising an Austrian company.

Who is eligible?  

Individuals who are third country nationals. A third country national is someone other than a national of the EU, EEA or Switzerland.

 
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Requirements

Austria Persons of Independent Means Program

Conditions that must be satisfied on application and thereafter

(a) Proof of independent means

Under the category of persons of independent means, the key criteria are that you have sufficient funds (you must be able to show liquid assets at your disposal of about €40,000 per adult and €10,000 per child below 18 years old. These assets you should show in the form of a statement of account from an Austrian or major international bank), permanent accommodation in Austria, and health insurance that provides full coverage in Austria.

A spouse and children under 18 years old can be included in an application. Due to a strictly applied quota system, the processing time for applications under this category can, however, be lengthy.

This proof must be provided through a recent bank account statement. We advise that the bank account is managed by an Austrian bank. For the application, an internationally recognized bank might be accepted as well.

This proof has to be provided every year.

(b) Valid Travel Documents

(c) Health and sickness insurance policy

The insurance policy must cover main applicant and dependants in respect of all risks according to Austrian law. The health insurance cover must be procured by an insurance company licensed in Austria.

(d) German language skills

The main applicant and his dependents (from 16 years onwards) need to prove German language skills on A1 level. A language test at an accredited institute must be taken within a maximum of 12 months before lodging the application with the authorities. In case an applicant holds a university degree the language proof is not required. In certain cases, even a high school diploma might waive this requirement.

(e) Due Diligence

A due diligence exercise will be undertaken on the main applicant and dependants.

(f) Quota

This residence program is regulated by regional annual quotas. If no free quota is available the application will be denied. Therefore, we encourage our Clients to support the application process in such a way that the application documents can be lodged on the first working day of each year.

Austria Business Investor Residence Program

Conditions that must be satisfied on application and thereafter

(a) Business Investment

The main applicant must invest in an own or co-owned business in Austria. This business must be beneficial to the Austrian economy. In a detailed business plan the business must be described. There is a minimum investment threshold specified in the law in the amount of €50,000. Nevertheless, and depending on the industry and business case we advise to invest at least €250,000 - €500,000. In cases where it is aimed to invest less, the chances of an approval are reduced; nevertheless, it depends on the business case and strong cases might be successful even with lower investment amounts. Creation of jobs, apprentice jobs and investments in research and development is an advantage. In a point based system the qualifications of the applicant are being evaluated, whereby points are given for the level of education, professional experience, German and English language skills, young age (below 35).

(b) Stable & Regular Income

The company must pay a regular salary which is high enough to cover for housing and other cost of living; this shall be at least €2,500 - €3,500.

(c) Valid Travel Documents

(d) Health and sickness insurance policy

The insurance policy must cover main applicant and dependants in respect of all risks according to Austrian law. The health insurance cover must be procured by an insurance company licensed in Austria.

(e) German language skills

The main applicant and his dependents (from 16 years onwards) need to prove German language skills on A1 level. A language test at an accredited institute must be taken within a maximum of 12 months before lodging the application with the authorities. In case an applicant holds a university degree the language proof is not required. In certain cases even a high school diploma might waive this requirement.

(f) Due Diligence

A due diligence exercise will be undertaken on the main applicant and dependants.

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