The Republic of Austria is a landlocked country in south central Europe, sharing borders with Germany, Italy and Switzerland, and is ranked as the 4th richest country in the EU.
Austria became a federal, representative democracy in 1920, and following its division by America, Britain, France and Russia during the second world war, regained independence as a sovereign state in 1955.
Being a largely mountainous country due to its location in the Alps, the area is popular for skiing, bobsleigh and luge.
One of Austria’s main sources of income is tourism, being ranked 9th in the world in international tourist receipts.
Steeped in history, visitors are attracted to its landscape, culture, art and architecture, castles and palaces.
Being home to world famous composers such as Strauss, Schubert and Mozart, music is also a major attraction for visitors.
Its convenient location and transport links, make the country easily-accessible to the business community.
Austria benefits from a highly industrialised economy and well developed social market.
With residency comes visa-free access to the 26 Schengen countries, and after 10 years of residency, citizenship may be available.
No purchase of real estate is required.
Investment of at least 100,000 EUR by a self-employed Key Worker;
Investment of at least 50,000 EUR and an equity share of 50% or more, by a Start-up Founder, in a business which develops and launches an innovative product, service, processing method or technology;
The grant of a Settlement Permit to a highly qualified employee, skilled worker in a shortage occupation or graduate of an Austrian university, with a regular monthly income of at least 1,866.00 EUR for a single applicant or 2,797.94 EUR for a married couple dependent from Austrian or foreign pensions, profits from enterprises abroad, income from assets, savings or company shares.
No additional contributions are required.
The chosen investment must continue during residency.