A job seeker visa for Austria allows individuals to enter the country and search for a job for a specific period of time. To be eligible for a job seeker visa, individuals must generally have completed a higher education program, be fluent in German, and have enough financial resources to support themselves during their job search.

To apply for a job seeker visa, individuals must first submit an application to the Austrian embassy or consulate in their home country. The application will typically require documentation such as a passport, proof of education and language skills, and proof of financial resources. It is important to carefully gather all required documentation and to ensure that the application is complete and accurate.

Once the application has been submitted, the embassy or consulate will review it and may request additional information or an interview. If the application is approved, the individual will be issued a job seeker visa, which will allow them to enter Austria and search for a job for a specific period of time.

It is important to note that a job seeker visa does not guarantee employment in Austria. Individuals who hold a job seeker visa are responsible for finding their own job and must return to their home country if they are unable to find employment within the specified time period.  A 30-year old Indian informatics graduate with over 6 years of work experience and very good English language skills wants to find employment in Austria. She receives 72 points and therefore exceeds the minimum  number of points, which is 70 points; 30 points are granted for  informatics studies (MINT4 subject) under the special qualifications  and skills criteria. Furthermore, she is given 12 points for work  experience, 10 points for language skills (English A2) and  20 points for her age. She can apply for a “Jobseeker Visa” which allows her  to enter Austria and gives her 6 months to find a  suitable job. She can apply for the Red-White-Red Card  if there is a job offer that matches her qualifications.


Jobseeker Visa: € 150

Red-White-Red Card:

Application: € 120

Granting: € 20

Costs of personalisation (fingerprints, scan of photography and signature): € 20