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Occupations in demand

How to get a work visa in Austria in 2021? 56 occupations in demand in the entire Austria and 27 occupations in demand in provinces!

As a citizen of Bosnia and Hercegovina, Montenegro and Macedonia you can submit a request for the red-white-red card for you to get a work visa in Austria by completing the following steps:

• It’s necessary for your occupation to be on the list of those in demand as well as for your diploma to be accepted by Austria’s competent institutions
• You must already have a work binding contract in Austria and also the company must be ready to pay for your minimal fee that’s stated by law or by the contract
• You need to have at least 55 points by a variety of criteria, explained below.

This is how a preliminary list of occupations in demand for provinces looks like in 2021:

1. Hairdressers

2. Economists and other hotel technicians

3. Traders and sellers of basic life supplies

4. Waiters

5. Painters

6. Accountants

7. Pastry chefs

8. Glaziers

9. Technical draftsmen

10. Forwarder in logistics

11. Cosmeticians

12. Traders and sellers of textile and wardrobe

13. Low construction workers

14. Mechanical device installer

15. Referents of procurement

16. Other occupations in machine processing of metal

17. Butchers

18. Rail traffic controller

19. Metal fitters

20. Upholsterers

21. Machinists

22. Bakers

23. Storekeepers

24. Gardeners

25. Marketing experts

26. Chefs

27. Insurance intermediaries

For issuing a residence permit, the following documents must be submitted:

a) Valid travel document
b) Birth certificate
c) Photograph that cannot be older than half a year (size: 45x35mm)
d) Proof of usual accommodation (for example, lease agreement, pre-agreement, or proof of ownership)
e) Proof of health insurance covering all risks (compulsory insurance or appropriate insurance policy)
f) Proof of insured existence (payslips, salary certificates, employment contracts, insurance certificate, proof of pension, annuity or other insurance, investment capital, or own funds in sufficient quantity)

To examine the individual criteria according to the scoring system (listed above), the following documents must be submitted:

  • 1. Qualification
    Completed school:
    Certificate of completed schooling (certificates and diplomas for three-year or four-year high school)
    Certificate of successful completion of a three-year study at a university or other higher education institution, as well as proof of the status of a university or other higher education institution
  • 2. Work experience
    Certificate of employment
  • 3. Language skills
    Language diploma proving German language skills (Diplomas and certificates of German language can be obtained separately at the following institutes: ÖSD, Goethe-Institut, Telc GmbH, Austrian Integration Fund)
    Language diploma proving English language proficiency (In particular, the following diplomas and certificates are recognized as proof of English language proficiency: Cambridge Certificate, TELC certificate, IELTS diploma, TOEIC diploma, TOEFL diploma.)

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