If you are looking forward to settling in Austria with a job, the Austria job seeker visa can be an efficient way to do so. With this visa, you can become part of the Red-White-Red Card Scheme under which you will be allowed to look for work in Austria for a period of 6 months. After your job-seeking period ends without successfully landing a job in Austria, you will have to come back to India.
For getting approved for Austria Visa, you need to score 70 out of 100 points
To apply for this visa from India, you will have to apply for a category D visa at the Austrian embassy in the country of your citizenship. The Austria job seeker visa is only issued for “Very Highly Qualified Workers” who can score between 70 out of 100 points in its specific points-based system.
The eligibility requirements for this visa include post-doctoral or Ph.D. qualifications or a record of higher studies in Austria. Awards or prizes are also considered while selecting candidates for this program. Moreover, the previous year’s income in a senior management position at the stock exchange or a company can also be the marker of your eligibility. Finally, along with language requirements, you need to have proof of financial stability to stay in Austria for that period of time.
Processing time Austria Visa Application
Usually, it should take 5-8 months to process your application. But make sure you have a job offer with a good salary according to your qualifications to acquire the Red-White-Red Card. The Austria job seeker visa application costs € 150, whereas, in the case of the work permit visa, it will cost € 120. After your selection, for personalization and granting, you will have to pay € 40. If you are successful to land a job in Austria, getting on the work permit with an RWR card, and working for 21 months, you can apply for an RWR Card Plus to work for any employer in Austria.