• Office 61, Ali Street, Opposite Barkat Market Behind Total Fuel Station, New Garden Town, Lahore, Pakistan
  • 042 35911332
  • Office 1-A,First Floor, Sardar Begum Plaza,
    Jinnah Avenue, Near Dominos Pizza,
    Blue Area, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • 051 8439995
Austria Points Calculator: Skilled workers in shortage occupations

Skilled workers in shortage occupations

Third-country citizens may apply for a Red-White-Red Card as a skilled worker in a shortage occupation valid for twelve months, if

  • they are able to furnish proof of completed training in a shortage occupation under the regulation
  • they have received a binding job offer in Austria and the prospective employer is willing to remunerate them with the minimum pay stipulated by law, regulation or collective agreement (in the event that overpay is customary in the respective undertaking, it must also be granted to the applicant)
  • they reach a minimum of 50 points according to the following list of criteria:

Eligibility criteria for skilled workers

Points

Qualification

Maximum of allowable points: 30

Completed vocational education/training in the shortage 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

Required minimum:

50

Which professions are deemed shortage occupations?

Shortage occupations are promulgated each year in a regulation (Fachkräfteverordnung) issued by the Federal Minister of Labour in consultation with the Federal Minister of Economics. Which occupations are considered as shortage occupations depends on the development of the Austrian labour market.

For the year 2015, the following occupations are deemed shortage professions. Applications  for a Red-White-Red Card for these occupations can be submitted until 5 November 2015: 

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Address: Office 1-A,First Floor, Sardar Begum Plaza,
Jinnah Avenue, Near Dominos Pizza,
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