One of the members of the European Union and one of the most developed countries in the world, Austria boasts of a very high standard of living. It also has a very stable economy and a rich culture. Vienna was rated as the most liveable city in the world in a renowned survey in 2015 (

An Austrian Residence permit is much sought after and it provides visa-free access to all the Schengen countries. Austria provides for a residence permit into main ways:

  • Residence for Persons of Independent Means

A permanent residence for Persons of independent means can be provided if he can prove liquid assets of 80,000 Euros along with associated requirements such as insurance and place of residence in Austria.

  • Residence and Work Permit as a Key Manager

A person can apply for a Resident permit as a Key Manager if appointed as a Manager in a company based in Austria for a minimum salary of 2500 Euros per month. The permit is granted for a year but can be extended every year.

Individuals who have been resident in Austria for more than 7 years or 10 years (in certain cases) can claim for Austrian citizenship. An Austrian residence permit also does not come with any burden for actual residence in Austria.

Empire with its team of experts can guide you according to individual needs to fulfill your aim of acquiring an Austrian Resident permit.

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