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Austria Work Permit

The Migration Bureau is a professional consultancy specializing in global immigration services, including work permit applications, for individuals and corporations. Known for efficient, reliable, and customized support, the firm is particularly adept at navigating the complexities of obtaining Austrian work permits, ensuring a smooth process for clients seeking work authorization in Austria.

Types of Visa:

Short term visa –  Business visa, Film Crew visa, Student / Research/ Internship visa, Tourist visa, Visitor visa, Work visa, Cultural/ Sports or Religion Visa, Official Visit visa, Transit visa,

Long term visa– Work Visa, Student visa, Visitor visa.

Visa Category

Visa C (Short-Stay Visa)

The Schengen C visa allows for tourism, business, or visits (excluding work) up to 90 days every 180 days; for stays over 90 days, apply for a D visa for up to six months in Austria.

Visa A (Airport transit visa)

Foreigners not leaving an airport’s international transit zone usually don’t need a visa, except nationals from specific countries who must obtain a category “A” visa unless exempted.

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Syria

Visa D (National Visa)

The Visa D permits stays in Austria ranging from 91 days to 6 months, is non-extendable within Austria, requires proof of stay purpose, and may exceptionally last up to 12 months under certain international agreements.

As we have been providing D type visa for this required documents are:-

  • A filled and signed form.
  • A passport photo (35×45 mm, color).
  • A valid passport (2 blank pages, valid for 3+ months beyond visa period).
  • Biometric fingerprints, unless taken for a Schengen visa in the last 59 months.
  • Passport photo page copy.
  • Previous Schengen visas copies.
  • Transport proof (booking or reservation; no need for a paid ticket).
  • Travel insurance with €30,000 coverage for the schengen area (EEA/Swiss citizens’ family members exempt).
  • An invitation letter for visits.
  • An Electronic Declaration of Sponsorship ID number if lacking personal funds.
  • Power of attorney for unaccompanied minors.
  • Evidence of ties to home country (property, employment, studies, family).

To apply for Austria work visa type D:

  • Secure a job offer
  • Collect required Documents
  • Submit visa Application
  • Await Approval
  • Enter Austria and register.

Who Issues Work Permit-

The employment – approval is issues exclusively by the Austrian Public Employment Service (AMS). The necessary allowance is issues by the Austrian Employer.

How long to wait:

Obtaining a work permit for non-EU residents involves submitting detailed documents in German to AMS, with approval typically taking seven weeks.
Duration: 1- 2 years Work permit validity

Extension: To extend your work permit, apply for a Red-White-Red Plus card extension before expiration for an additional two years in Austria.

Where to apply for Visa : Submit your Austrian visa application in person or via an authorized representative at the embassy, consulate, or through VFS Global, as mailed applications are not accepted.