October 13, 2022
Austria implements new, relaxed eligibility criteria for Red-White-Red Cards
The Austrian immigration authorities recently implemented changes to the eligibility criteria for Red-White-Red Cards, including reducing salary thresholds and relaxing language proficiency requirements. In addition, applications for dependent family members may now be filed in Austria at the same time as the primary application. Red-White-Red Cards authorize eligible third-country nationals (i.e., nationals of countries outside the EU and EEA) and their qualifying dependents to work and reside in Austria for an initial period of up to two years. These Cards can be renewed indefinitely in two-year increments.
A Tax Alert prepared by EY's People Advisory Services group, and attached below, provides additional details.
Full text of Tax Alert