Residence Permit in Austria: Requirements for Red-White-Red Card for graduates
Induration of your student residence permit visa extension of 12 months you can find employment. That employment must pay you a minimum monthly salary in accordance with the average set by the Government of Austria which must be € 2,349 (2019) per month and you also must full fill the following general requirements. If you meet the following requirements you can apply for Red-White-Red Card as Graduates of Austrian Universities and Colleges of Higher Education.
Permanent Residency in Austria: Proof of Finances:
For this duration of stay, you must prove that you have means of sustenance that can cover your living expenses. The mean of sustenance must not be provided by any welfare organization or local authorities. At the time of submitting the residence permit extension application, the monthly income of the applicant must meet the equalization supplement reference rate (Ausgleichszulagenrichtsatz) which is fixed by General Social Insurance Act (Allgemeines Sozialversicherungsgesetz – ASVG).
The Equalization Supplement reference set by the Government of Austria Since January 2019 is as follows:
For Single Person: € 933.06 per Month
For Couples: € 1,398.97 per Month
For Each Child of the Family: € 143.97 per Month
You are required to have health insurance coverage from private or public insurance companies for the duration of your stay. In this duration, in case of any medical emergency or ailment, this coverage will be used for hospitals bills and medications. If you have already had insurance from the public social insurance system due to your employment contract then you don’t need to have any other health insurance coverage plan.
Proof of Accommodation:
You will have to prove that you have adequate accommodation of living in Austria for the duration of your stay. The accommodation must be adequate enough to meet the needs of your family members. You can give proof by showing rental or leasing contract.
The Embassy will need an assurance of character that you are not a threat to the local community and will follow rules and regulations of law in Austria. This can be assured by your behavior in University and proof that you have not committed any law offense since you entered Austria.
Third-country nationals or Non-EU nationals living outside Austria can apply for a job search visa which will be valid for 6 months. To get a Red-White-Red Card you must be eligible for any of the following immigration types which include:
-Very Highly Qualified Workers
-Skilled Workers in Shortage Occupations
-Other Key Workers
-Graduates of Austrian Universities and Colleges of Higher Education
-Self-employed Key Workers
Very Highly Qualified Workers
You can apply for Red-White-Red Card as a very qualified worker if you meet the following criteria and your salary must meet minimum wage requirements set by the Government of Austria.
-You have a special qualification or skill
-You have done graduation (of at least 4 years degree program) from a higher education institute
-The Bachelor’s degree of 4 years duration must be in done in these subjects majors: Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Informatics, Science and Technology
-You have been previously employed in a company that is listed in a stock exchange or a company about which the Austrian foreign trade office in charge puts a positive word.
You have done a PhD
-You intend to enter Austria for research and innovation activity
-Language Proficiency Certificate (Either German or English)
-Age Limit is between 35 to 45
-You will get extra 10 points if you have studied in Austria
-You can file your application for Red-White-Red Card as a Very Highly Qualified Worker at a competent residence authority in Austria i-e at the office of the provincial governor, local administrative authority, or authorized regional administrative authority of Austria. Those applying from outside Austria can submit their application at Austrian Embassy located in their home country
If you come under the above-mentioned general requirements and get an employment contract by the employer according to your academic profile then you can apply for Red-White-Red Car which will have a validity of 24 months.
Skilled Workers in Shortage Occupations
Third-country nationals or Non-EU nationals can apply for a Red-White-Red Card under Skilled Workers in Shortage Occupations under the following criteria:
-You have proof that you have completed training in a shortage occupation
-You have received a job offer from an Austrian Based employer and your decided salary meets minimum pay requirements set by the Government of Austria
-You meet the following criteria:
-You have completed training and vocational education in the shortage occupation
-You meet general requirements of admissions of Austrian Universities
-You have completed a degree program from a tertiary institute. The degree program -you passed must be of at least 3 years degree program.
-You have work experience of 1 year from a company in your native land
-You have work experience of 1 year from an Austrian Company
-Language Proficiency Test Certificate (Either in German language or English -language)
-Age limit is between 30 to 40 years
-You can file your application for Red-White-Red Card as a Skilled worker in shortage occupation at a competent residence authority in Austria i-e at the office of the provincial governor, local administrative authority, or authorized regional administrative authority of Austria. Those applying from outside Austria can submit their application at Austrian Embassy located in their home country.