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 must hold in a bank account at least 400,000€ or hold in your account an amount of at least20,000€ for each adult family member and at least 10,000€ for each child, plus proven income of at least 2,000€/month for each family member.

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
illness

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.

How to obtain Austrian residency

for financial independent applicants

Discus Holdings will reduce the long and cumbersome process of obtaining
Austrian residency to just a few simple steps.

01

Initial consultation
on preparing your application and choosing an Austrian regional based on the quota

02

The necessary
documents are gathered.

03

Assistance in buying or renting a real estate property, drawing up
medical insurance, and opening a bank account.

04

The application is submitted to the Austrian consulate, and then a positive decision is received.

05

You arrive in Austria, register at your place of residence, and receive your residency permit.

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

Birth, marriage, or divorce certificates as well as the proof that you have no criminal record should be apostilled and translated into German by an Austrian sworn translator.

Conditions for extending your residency permit and receiving Austrian citizenship

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.
With our help you can obtain results considerably more quickly.

RP
issuing
for 1 year

RP
extending
for 1 year

RP
extending
for 1 year

RP
extending
for 3 years

RP
extending
for 5 years

You can
apply for
Austrian citizenship

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

Knowledge of the German language.

You must prove that you have a command of German at the B2 level (independent user, threshold or intermediate).

Knowledge of Austria’s constitution and history.

Your knowledge will be evaluated through a standard test.

Financial independence.

You must prove an income of at least €2,500 per month for the past three years. You can use any documented legal income to meet this requirement: rents paid to you, interest, dividends, etc.

Residency in Austria for financial independent applicants is an ideal
solution if you plan to obtain EU citizenship in the future

Are you interested in Austrian residency permit?

Get in touch with Discus Holdings!

No hidden fees or
commission

Support up to and after
receiving residence

Help in adaptation, tax and
financial consulting

More than 25 years of
experience in immigration
services and tax planning

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