If you are looking for the perfect work-life balance, Austria might be the place for you.
Austrians love to spend time in their beautiful surroundings; taking hikes in the mountains, hanging out by the lakes, enjoying an Aperol Spritz on the terraces in summer and skiing in winter. And being in the middle of Europe allows you to easily take short trips to neighbouring countries.
Weekends in Austria usually start early on Friday afternoon, when businesses shut down and people escape into nature to enjoy their weekend. The air is fresh, the food is delicious and mostly organic and an active lifestyle is the rule rather than an exception.
Employment rates are rising and the country’s economy is growing, creating new opportunities for immigrants wanting to try their luck in one of Europe’s most wealthy nations and the 13th happiest place to live on earth. But Austria is not just an amazing place to live; it’s a great place to work as well.
Austria is part of the EU so people with citizenship of countries in the European Economic Area (EEA) can move, live and work freely in Austria.
Here are some of the ways to live in Austria if you are a citizen of a non-EEA country:
Work or Business Visas
The Red-White-Red card is available to startup founders. It is managed on a points allocation basis with work experience, qualifications, startup funding, capital, language capability and membership of accelerators/incubators all being eligible to earn points.
Through your family
Student and Graduate
As a student or graduate of a university or college in Austria, you are allowed to work, provided that your primary purpose of stay is not jeopardised.
Working Holiday visa
Citizens of Hong Kong, Israel, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan aged 18–30 can apply for a 6-month and one year Austrian working holiday visa.
Here are some of the ways to become a citizen of Austria
Although Austria does not have a formal Citizenship by Investment Program, they can award citizenship to someone who has made an extraordinary contribution to the country. This can be investment as well as something else such as job creation.
Through your Family
The passport for Austria allows you to travel to 160 countries without a visa.
Its global rank is 11.