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Immigration support for hiring expats in Austria via PEO

Among many other issues companies face when expanding globally is global HR. This includes hiring local citizens and expats, and payrolling them, paying taxes and getting work permits and visas so that expatriates were eligible to work in a foreign country.

If you are a company that is already hiring or planning to hire international workforce for your international projects, you must be aware of how hard it may get to onboard the person if they are miles away. Things can get even more complicated if expats are to be onboarded in a foreign country.

Whether it is to serve your company’s clients in Austria or to tap into a new market, Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ is here for you.

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals willing to work overseas.

Our solution is a one-stop-shop service for the official employment of ex-pats in Austria after they have received a work permit or a visa. Our Global PEO for hiring ex-pats is aimed at employer companies that want to transfer selected candidates or individuals whose employers are ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment.

Note: having one provider that sponsors a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs the ex-pat, minimizes risks of visa rejection and takes the hassle associated with immigration procedures off your head.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, we can provide a bunch of extra benefits in addition to immigration support and onboarding in full compliance with local labor legislation. This includes housing, office, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, and others.

Focus on your primary business goals. And let us take care of the work permit and immigration procedures for you. Use our all-in-one solution:

  1. For long-term assignments in Austria, allowing to payroll ex-pats with full legal compliance
  2. As an interim solution before incorporating it the country

Hiring and payrolling ex-pats in Austria

Acumen’s approach to global mobility and ex-pats employment in Austria is backed by years of field expertise. Our team of seasoned professionals has managed to guide the whole bunch of companies of different sizes and sectors through the challenging immigration and onboarding and offboarding procedure.

We have helped companies to easily onboard, payroll and withdraw employees at the end of the employment agreement when it was needed based on their needs.

If you want to quickly and without risk get a work permit for your expatriate candidate, Acumen International can be your dedicated partner. We will guide you through all steps and advise on the documents required.

Note: we cannot shorten or affect the immigration procedure. However, we can make all necessary preparations so that you can onboard the employee immediately the permit or visa have been received.

We will ensure 100% compliance with the in-country labor legislation during the expats’ employment with Acumen International. Contact us for details on visa processing timelines and documents required to get a work permit in Austria.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Austria takes from 1 week to 1 month until entry to Austria, and a further 2 to 6 months before the whole process is completed.

Major steps to get a work permit in Austria

  1. Red-White-Red Card Application
  2. Type D Visa Endorsement
  3. Entry to Austria
  4. Employment Notification
  5. Address Registration (Meldezettel)

Documents for a work permit in Austria, main applicant

Name Notes Copies
Copy of all pages of passport valid for 3 months beyond intended date of departure Passport must have been issued within the last ten years. One clear copy
Visa Application Form Signed and completed One original
Legalised Birth Certificate Showing full parentage. Does not need to be Apostilled or legalised if the document originates from Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Switzerland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain or Turkey. One legalized original; one clear and translated copy
Police Clearance Certificate A legalised police clearance from the current country of residence is required for the residence permit application, if the duration of stay in Austria applied for is longer than six months. Must be no older than three months at the time the application is submitted, but can take several weeks to obtain depending on the country of residence. One legalized original; one clear and translated copy
Evidence of Health Insurance This should be a letter from the insurance company confirming insurance coverage in Austria specifically. One translated original; one clear copy
Evidence of Accommodation in Austria For example, lease agreement, ownership papers, or indefinite hotel reservation. One original; one clear copy
Visa Application Fee Currently EUR100. One original
Higher Academic Qualifications Evidence of meeting the points criteria, in the form of: – Certificate stating successful graduation from a tertiary educational institution in a course with four years minimum duration, and/or: – Confirmation of university status or status of other tertiary educational institution by the competent authority for the institution, and/or: – Document furnishing proof of successful completion of a programme in a MINT subject (= mathematics, informatics, natural sciences, technology), and/or: – Document furnishing proof of PhD One clear and translated copy; one original
Evidence of Research and Innovation Activities If claiming points in this category, then: – Proof of scientific publications, stating titles and sources – Certificate issued by a university or research institution that the applicant worked in R&D or academic scientific teaching – Proof of patent application(s) through extracts from national or regional patent registers One translated original; one clear copy
Evidence of Work Experience If claiming points in this category, then testimonials and work certificates from previous employers, inside or outside Austria. One original; one clear and translated copy
Evidence of Language Skills If claiming points in this category, then: -Language diploma or language course certificate at the A1 or A2 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. German language diplomas and certificates may in particular be obtained from the following institutions: ÖSD, Goethe-Institut, Telc GmbH, and Austrian Integration Fund (ÖIF) The following diplomas and certificates are in particular recognised as evidence of proficiency in English: Cambridge Certificate, TELC, IELTS diploma, TOEIC diploma, TOEFL diploma. One translated original; one clear copy
Evidence of Studies in Austria If claiming points in this category, then course record book and related examination certificates, and/or document reflecting the successful completion of a programme of studies in Austria. One original; one clear copy
1 Passport Photograph (3.5cm x 4.5cm) EU Standard White background, in colour, full face, front view with open eyes and mouth closed. No shadows, sunglasses or hats, and photo should show top of head to shoulders. If taken in Austria, correct photographs can be obtained from Niedermayer, Hartlauer or Bildermacher, who may also affix a seal to the top left corner of the photograph sheet confirming that the photographs meet EU standards. One original
Valid Passport One original
Landlord’s Passport If applicable. Only required if landlord is not an Austrian national. One original
Address Registration Application Form Completed and signed One original

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Austria without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Contact us for more details about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Austria.

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