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AuStria job seeker visa

What is an Austria Job Seeker visa?

Austria offers the Job Seeker visa (category
D visa) for highly qualified workers provided that they are eligible to reach a minimum of 70 points according to specific criteria. The duration of the visa is six months.

Austria is the second part of the diploma programme or half of the required total ECTS points 5
Completed diploma programme or Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programme 10
For more, refer to the Criteria Data Sheet.

How to Apply for the Job Seeker Visa in Austria
In order to apply for a Job Seeker visa in Austria, you must visit the embassy or consulate in the country you reside. The application process, then, is as follows:

Gather all the required documents.
Fill out the application form. Application forms are available at the Austrian representative authority.
Submit the documents along with the application form personally to the competent Austrian representative (embassy or consulate). All documents must be submitted as originals and copies. If the documents are not in German or English, translations into German or English must be provided.
See Austrian Representations to find out which embassy/consulate you must apply to in your home country.

Eligibility Requirements for the Job Seeker Visa in Austria
The criteria are divided into special qualifications and skills, work experience, language skills, age, and studies in Austria.

Special qualifications/skills Points (maximum 40 points)

Graduation from an institution of higher education, the minimum duration of programme: four years 20
In the subjects: mathematics, informatics, natural sciences or technology 30
Post-doctoral qualifications or PhD 40
Research and innovation activities 20
Awards (recognized prizes) 20
Work experience Points (maximum 40 points)
Work experience (per year) 2
Six months of work experience in Austria 10
Language skills Points (maximum 10)

German or English language skills (A1 level) 5
German or English language skills (A2 level) 10
Age Points (maximum 20)

Up to 35 years of age 20
Up to 40 years of age 15
Up to 45 years of age 10
Studies in Austria Points (maximum 10)


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