Austria Start-Up Founders Visa

What is an Austria Start-Up Founders Visa?

The Austria Start-Up Founders Visa is a special type of visa that is aimed at helping innovative entrepreneurs from outside the European Union to start a business in Austria. This visa offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to develop and grow their business ideas in Austria and contribute to the country’s economy. Below is a detailed explanation of the procedure, eligibility criteria, and benefits of the Austria Start-Up Founders Visa.


  • Applicants must first obtain a positive assessment from a designated Austrian incubator or accelerator. This assessment should demonstrate that the business idea has significant potential for innovation, growth, and job creation in Austria.
  • Once the assessment is obtained, the applicant must submit a formal application for the Start-Up Founders Visa to the Austrian embassy or consulate in their home country. The application should include all the required documents, such as a valid passport, proof of financial means, and a business plan.
  • After the application is processed and approved, the applicant will be issued a visa that allows them to reside in Austria for up to two years. During this time, the applicant can establish and grow their business in Austria.
  • If the business is successful, the applicant can apply for a Red-White-Red Card, which allows them to stay and work in Austria for an additional two years.

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    Eligibility Criteria
    • To be eligible for the Austria Start-Up Founders Visa, applicants must meet the following criteria:
    • They must have a business idea that is innovative, scalable, and has the potential to create jobs in Austria.
    • They must obtain a positive assessment from a designated Austrian incubator or accelerator.
    • They must have sufficient financial means to support themselves during their stay in Austria.
    • They must have a valid passport and meet all the other requirements for entry into Austria.
    • They must have a clear criminal record and be in good health.

    Visa Benefits

      • The Austria Start-Up Founders Visa offers several benefits to entrepreneurs who are interested in starting a business in Austria. These benefits include:
      • The ability to live and work in Austria for up to two years, with the option to extend for an additional two years.
      • Access to a supportive and welcoming business environment in Austria, with access to funding, mentorship, and networking opportunities.
      • The opportunity to develop and grow a business idea in a country with a strong economy and a highly skilled workforce.
      • The chance to collaborate with other entrepreneurs and experts in the field to build a successful business.
      • The potential to gain permanent residency in Austria if the business is successful and meets certain criteria.

    Overall, the Austria Start-Up Founders Visa is a unique opportunity for talented entrepreneurs to develop and grow their business ideas in a supportive and welcoming environment. With access to funding, mentorship, and networking opportunities, entrepreneurs can make a significant contribution to Austria’s economy and build a successful business that could potentially lead to permanent residency in the country.

    How can Chisty Law Chambers Help You?
    • With a powerful team of dedicated professionals and trained counselors, we are capable to meet the benchmarks set by the organizations while ensuring the provision of the best services.
    • The highly committed and diligent immigration advisory team efficiently performs the whole corporate drafting and business plan development after having a detailed assessment of clients’ circumstances.
    • We ‘Chisty Law Chambers’, will provide complete professional service to our client, our services include:
      Initial VISA Services
    • A Detailed Assessment of Client’s Circumstances
    • Advising for the Exact Documentation Needed for an Application to the Austrian Immigration Authority.
    • Preparing Client’s Case
    • Assist client to Apply to the competent Austrian Immigration Authority for Job Seeker Visa
    • Keep Our Clients Informed About His / Her Application Status
    • Liaise with Immigration Authorities throughout the process outcome





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