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Frequently Asked Questions about Red-White-Red Card

1. What is the Red-White-Red (RWR) card? This is a combination of residence and employment permit issued by Austrian government for skilled professional. Color combination of the card is taken from the Austrian flag. Opulentus Austria2. What is the validity of the card? The card is valid for 1 year and allows the card holder to settlement and employment only with a certain employer. If the card holder changes his/her employee, a new RWR card must be applied for. 3.What is the Red-White-Red Card plus? The Red-White-Red Card plus entitles the holder for settlement and unrestricted employment in Austria. Red-White-Red card holders can apply for a Red-White-Red Card plus only if they have been continuously employed in accordance with the visa requirements decisive for admission for at least 10 months within the preceding 12 months. 4. What is the eligibility required to apply for a Red-White-Red card? The following group of applicants can apply for a RWR card:

  • Very highly qualified professionals
  • Skilled professionals in shortage occupations
  • Other key workers
  • Graduates of Austrian universities and colleges of higher education
5. Who can apply for a Red-White-Red Card plus? The following people can apply for RWR card plus. 1. Family members of RWR card holders 2. Visa holders of a Red-White-Red Card after completing 12 months in Austria (10 months of continued employment should be with the same employer according to their qualification) 3. Holders of an EU Blue Card can also apply if they have been employed for at least 21 months in last 2 years according to their qualification 6. Who is considered as a family member of RWR card holder? Family members of RWR card are defined as: 1. Spouses of the main applicant 2. Registered partners of the same sex 3. Minor children, including adopted and stepchildren (up to the age of 18). To know more about Austrian Red-White-Red Card, call us on our toll free number 1800 103 1555 or sms “VISA” to 56263. You can also check your eligibility by filling a simple FREE Evaluation Form. Share your views on RWR card with us on Facebook

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