• Office 61, Ali Street, Opposite Barkat Market, Behind Total Fuel Station, New Garden Town, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 042 35911332
  • Office 2A, 3rd Floor, Al-Malik Centre,
    Near Savour Foods, Jinnah Avenue,
    Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 051 8439995
Austria Points Calculator

Austria Points Calculator

 

Third-country citizens who are to take up employment in undertakings as key workers due to their qualifications, may apply for a Red-White-Red Card valid for twelve months if they fulfill the following requirements:

  • The prospective employer will pay the statutory minimum salary:
    • for key workers over 30 years of age: € 2,790 (2015) gross monthly pay plus special payments (holiday and Christmas pay),
    • for key workers under 30 years of age: 2,325 (2015) gross monthly pay plus special payments (holiday and Christmas pay)
  • No equally qualified person registered as a job seeker at the Public Employment Service (AMS) can be placed (labour market test/Arbeitsmarktprüfung).
  • The key workers reach a minimum of 50 points according to the following list of criteria:

Eligibility criteria for key workers

Points

Qualifications

Maximum of allowable points: 30

Completed vocational education/training or special know-how or skills* in the prospective occupation

20

General eligibility for admission to a university

25

Completion of a programme with a minimum duration of three years at an institution of tertiary education

30

Work experience according to qualification

Maximum of allowable points: 10

Work experience (per year)

Work experience in Austria (per year)

2

4

Language skills

Maximum of allowable points: 15

German: elementary use of the language on a basic level (A1 level), or

English: independent use of the language       (B1 level)

10

German: intensified elementary use of the language (A2 level), or

English: intensified independent use of the language (B2 level)

15

Age

Maximum of allowable points: 20

Up to 30 years of age

Up to 40 years of age

20

15

Sum total of maximum allowable points:

75

Bonus points for professional athletes and professional sports coaches

20

Required minimum:

50

* Key workers with special know-how or skills do not have to furnish proof that they have completed formal training (e.g. musicians, designers or professional athletes)

 

Example “Other key workers”

A company wants to employ a Director of Sales and has found no suitable person for this specific job in the Austrian labour market. The Canadian applicant for this position is 43 years old, a university graduate and has over 9 years of work experience. His native language is English. He receives 30 points for completing studies, 10 points for work experience and 15 points for his language skills. As he is over 40 years old, he does not receive any points for his age. Since he would receive 55 points and therefore exceed the minimum number of points, which is 50 points, he can apply for the Red-White-Red Card.

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Address: Office 2A, 3rd Floor, Al-Malik Centre,
Near Savour Foods, Jinnah Avenue,
Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: 051 8439995
Address: Office 61, Ali Street, Opposite Barkat Market, Behind Total Fuel Station, New Garden Town, Lahore, Pakistan
Phone: 042 35911332