Residence Permit & Titles
Residence permits are given for a certain purpose and will not be extended after the purpose is fulfilled. Some “Residence permits (Aufenthaltsbewilligungen)” entitle a person to bring also spouse and children under 18 years, some do not. All residence permits are not limited by quota.
Working related residence permits
The following kinds of residence permits are issued for working purposes:
Other kinds of residence permits
Third-country nationals (except for EU and EEA citizens) wishing to live in Austria permanently require a settlement permit (Niederlassungsbewilligung). People who want to immigrate because they want to work in Austria have to be key personnel (“Schlüsselkräfte”). All kinds of first applications for a “Settlement Permit (Niederlassungsbewilligung)” are limited by quota.
There is a quota for:
- key personnel “Schlüsselkraft”
- “Niederlassungsbewilligung-beschränkt”: for people who want to join parents or spouses who are already living and working in Austria with a Niederlassungsbewilligung. There is a limit of age: spouses have to be at least 18 years old, children have to be unmarried and must be under 18 years old.
- “ausgenommen Erwerbstätigkeit”: for people who want to immigrate but do not intend to work
- People who already have the permanent residence permit “Daueraufenthalt-EG” from another EU-country can apply for “Niederlassungsbewilligung-ausgenommen Erwerbstätigkeit” or “Niederlassungsbewilligung-beschränkt”.
All kinds of residence permits and settlement permits have the form of a card and are usually issued for one year.