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17 April 2022 at 11:57 am #5609jackbailey270Participant::
I am about to move to Zell am See to begin work in the adventure tourism sector and have a few queries:
Am i able to work up to 90 days visa free?
Would I be able to apply for a RWR card under “other key workers” but work as a self employed contractor? Or does it have to be a fixed term contract?
If anyone has any contacts for Austrian immigration lawyers, that would be fantastic!
27 April 2022 at 5:07 pm #5615::
No you cannot work during the 90 day Schengen Visa Free limit as it is only for tourist purposes; you can search for work though. You should apply for a Visa-D or RWR card if you want to work in Austria, unless you have an EU passport. The RWR card has a fixed employer for 2 years and I don’t believe you can be self employed during this period. There is one possible exception to this but it has a quite hefty threshold (e.g. investment capital of € 100K and/or employing others): https://www.migration.gv.at/en/types-of-immigration/permanent-immigration/self-employedkeyworkers/
You could try and contact the Welcome Services in Salzburg for further advice, but they don’t always respond – https://www.itg-salzburg.at/en/internationalization/welcome-service
- This reply was modified 7 months, 1 week ago by Keith Davies.
4 May 2022 at 6:09 pm #5620jackbailey270Participant::
Thanks for taking the time to answer this. From what i can read, i would be able to apply for the self employed RWR as my work does have “significant importance to the entire region” as long as I submit a business plan…
I am also confused about where to apply: the application has to go the the relevant Aufenthaltsbehörde office, however i must submit originals of passport and many other important docs, so surely I apply with the Austrian embassy? I must say the London embassy have been unhelpful in their answers and the 1 hour a day phone “office hours” constantly seems to have no one on the other end…
4 May 2022 at 6:50 pm #5621::
Yes, the Austrian Embassy should be the ones to advise but you can also try Innovations Salzburg as they are also State funded and represent the Salzburg region. Their advice should be free https://www.itg-salzburg.at/en/internationalization/welcome-service However we have not had too much success with them. The British Embassy in Vienna also has a Trade Team who may be able to assist – https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-vienna#contact-us . You could also join the Facebook Group for Self Employed in Austria – https://www.facebook.com/groups/SelfEmployedAT
4 May 2022 at 7:11 pm #5622
14 May 2022 at 7:58 am #5640::
I don’t know if it helps but the Honorary Consul for Salzburg Dr. Harald Kronberger also runs a legal firm and perhaps he or his firm might be able to give you some pointers: https://www.eulaw.at/en/lawyers/harald-kronberger/
You can of course join our Facebook Groups too: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BritishAustria and for Visa/Residency questions, this one is better: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BritishinAustria
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