Welcome Service Tirol

The Welcome Service Tirol is the first point of contact for Tyrolean companies and universities and their international, highly qualified employees.

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Immigration from third countries

Various residence permits have been created for third-country nationals who wish to move to Austria to live and work.

If a third-country national plans to live in Austria for less than six months, he or she usually needs a visa (different visa categories are available). However, if the planned stay exceeds the period of six months, a residence permit („Aufenthaltstitel“) is required.

The choice of the appropriate residence permit depends on whether one wants to live and/or work in Austria on a temporary or long-term basis. Furthermore, it depends on the person for whom the residence title is to be applied for. For example, a skilled worker who is going to work in a company in Tyrol may be subject to a different residence permit than his family members who are moving with him.

For further information, please visit our website Working in Tyrol.