Complete Guide to Austria Job Seeker Visa Application Process

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What is it?

A visa application is a procedure to gain permission to entry a foreign country - in this case, Austria. This guide will cover the procedure for a long-stay Job Seeker visa.

Who needs it?

This process is ideal for individuals who wish to migrate and find work in Austria.


  1. Complete the application form for a Job Seeker visa.
  2. Schedule a visa application appointment at the Austrian embassy/consulate in your home country.
  3. Gather all required documents (listed below).
  4. Attend the visa application meeting. Be prepared to answer questions about your plans in Austria and demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to support yourself during your job search.
  5. Pay the visa application fee.
  6. Wait for approval of your visa before making travel arrangements.

Required Documents

  1. Valid passport
  2. Signed application form for Job Seeker visa
  3. Passport-size color photo
  4. Detailed CV
  5. Evidence of academic excellence (University diplomas, language skill certificates)
  6. Evidence of previous work experience
  7. Proof of accommodation in Austria
  8. A copy of flight itinerary
  9. Health insurance coverage document (covering at least up to 30,000 Euros)
  10. Proof of sufficient financial means for the duration of stay
  11. Proof of civil status (e.g., birth certificate, marriage certificate, etc.)

You can find the required application forms and other details on the official Austrian Government website .

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Additional details

Keep in mind that the Schengen area including Austria, has a policy of requiring a verpflichtungserklärung or “obligation letter” from a host in order to allow certain non-EU citizens to visit. Make sure to check with the Austrian Embassy/Consulate regarding any such requirement. Be aware that processing times can vary greatly depending on the time of year and the specific circumstances of your application.


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