Austria’s flexible immigration model, the Red-White-Red Card, offers qualified third-country workers and their family members a single permit for working and settling permanently in Austria.
NOTE ON THE REFORM OF THE RED-WHITE-RED CARD
On 1 October 2022, amendments to the Act Governing the Employment of Foreign Nationals (AuslBG), the Labour Market Promotion Act (AMFG), the Settlement and Residence Act (NAG) and the Aliens Police Act 2005 will come into force, mainly implementing the following measures:
Ø Faster processing of procedures
Ø Easier criteria for obtaining the Red-White-Red Card: changes in the allocation of points for qualifications, work experience and language skills; age-independent minimum salary for Other Key Workers; elimination of the minimum salary for Graduates; extended allocation of points for the criterion “age” for Skilled Workers in Shortage Occupations
Ø Introduction of an employment permit for specialists within the framework of projects
Ø Inclusion of core employees in the RWR Card system
Ø Expansion of the regular seasonal worker scheme
Ø Implementation of the new EU Blue Card Directive: facilitating the change of employer and improving the mobility of EU Blue Card holders
Ø Establishment of the ABA Unit “Work in Austria” as a counselling center for companies and skilled workers
Detailed information on the changes can be found on our website from 1 October 2022.
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