Austria – Authentication of Diplomas Now Required for Initial Red-White-Red Card Plus Applications for Dependents of Red-White-Red Card Holders

Posted on February 2, 2018

Effective immediately, university diplomas and school leaving certificates submitted in support of initial Red-White-Red Card Plus (RWR Card Plus) applications by dependent family members of Red-White-Red Card (RWR Card) holders must be legalized and then authenticated under the ENIC-NARIC framework…. Read more »

Austria – New Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit

Posted on November 7, 2017

  Austria has transposed into national law European Union (EU) Directive 2014/66 “on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer”, and has introduced a new combined work and residence permit category… Read more »

Austria – Appointment of Information Agent and Document Storage for Now Required for Some Employers

Posted on October 24, 2016

According to a new law that goes into effect on January 1, 2017, employers based in the European Union/Economic Area or Switzerland that send employees on assignment to Austria, must now appoint a document maintenance and information agent. Documents of… Read more »

AUSTRIA – Companies Required to Retain New Document for Foreign Workers

Posted on April 15, 2016

As a result of the ongoing audits conducted by immigration authorities, companies are now required to retain the educational diplomas and resumes of their foreign workers at the Austrian worksite in addition to the general documentation requirements. Companies should note… Read more »

AUSTRIA – 2016 Salary Thresholds Raised for Foreign Workers

Posted on February 2, 2016

Austria has increased its minimum salary requirements for foreign workers for 2016. The minimum salaries for the Red-White-Red (RWR) Card have increased by 4.5% and the EU Blue Card minimum salary has increased by less than 2%. The following salary… Read more »

AUSTRIA – Immigration Authorities are Increasing Audits

Posted on December 4, 2015

Immigration authorities in Austria are increasing the frequency and requirements of employer audits in order to verify compliance with numerous tax matters. Employers in violation of Austrian law can be potentially blacklisted and fined up to 10,000 EUR for each… Read more »