Austria is a European Union country with a high standard of living and a developed
market for goods and services. Here business and tourism are at a high level.
The country is integrated into the European and world community.
All these advantages are available to not only citizens but those
who live there as well, i.e. holders of a residency permit.

Austria offers many ways to obtain a residency permit. One of them is participating in the program for financial independent applicants.
The country’s program for financial independent applicants allows you to obtain residency for you and your family without
any additional obligations. This opportunity will mainly interest investors and business owners.

Advantages of Austrian residency for financial independent applicants individuals

The most accessible way to obtain Austrian residency

There are only four conditions to obtain Austrian residency

for financial independent applicants

Financial independence

You have to prove that you have monthly net income at least EUR 1,900 or you must hold in your account twelve times this amount which is equal EUR 22,800 (EUR 1,900 x 22).

A property
to live in

A resident must have a permanent address obtained based on a deed of ownership or rental contract.

Knowledge of the
German language

You must prove a basic A1 level(elementary knowledge, ability to get by).

No criminal record
or serious

This must be attested by a document from your country’s law-enforcement authorities and a health authority.

Distributed quota across different federal states

For this residency program, the Austrian government sets a quota that is distributed across the individual territorial divisions of the country. The quota can differ from one region to another, and in the most popular regions, the quota is exhausted very quickly. Thus, the quota for Vienna is exhausted most quickly of all, and significantly more free slots are available for those who wish to live in Lower Austria or other regions.

You will need:

  • a birth certificate
  • a color photocopy of each passport page
  • two photographs, with the same format as for a Schengen visa
  • a bank statement or other proof of income
  • marriage/divorce certificate (if applicable)
  • proof that you have no criminal record
    (issued within the last three months before submitting the application)
  • attestation that you do not suffer from a serious illness, issued by a recognized authority in Austria
  • A1 language exam

Your residency status in Austria must be extended. Temporary residency is initially offered for a period of one year, and then extended as 1 year + 1 year + 3 year + 5 year. After five and a half years, you can submit an application to receive Austrian citizenship.

In practice, residents usually become citizens after a period of 6–10 years.
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You can
apply for
Austrian citizenship

To receive citizenship, you will have to demonstrate the following: