Relocation to Austria

We’ll help you find out how to relocate to Austria and will assist you from preparing your application to getting you settled

Relocate to Austria with minimum hassle

Dreaming of studying in Europe to have better career opportunities? Want to live in a modern European country to give your children a better future or to retire among picturesque landscapes?

We help you relocate to Austria fast and with minimum hassle by guiding you through the application process, taking care of the paperwork and helping you settle.

Why  live in Austria?

As a resident of Austria, you’ll enjoy:

  • Easy travel to 26 European countries within the Schengen region without a visa
  • Free school education and affordable university education
  • Excellent quality of life with top healthcare, modern infrastructure, safe environment and reasonable cost of living
  • Fresh air, clean water and landscapes worth of a magazine cover

VIA Service helped me get my residence permit and move to Austria with much less hassle than I expected. I now live in Graz and still have to pinch myself from time to time to make sure it’s not a dream.

~ Mohit A., India ~

Our Services

A complex process made simple

Before  you apply for a permit

We offer a free consultation to find out what residence permit you may be eligible for.

Once we decide to work together to help you relocate to Austria, we’ll help you fulfill pre-application requirements (open a bank account in Austria, rent a property, apply for the mandatory health insurance etc.) to be able to start the application process.

During  the application process

We’ll guide you through the application process by helping you collect the required documents and dealing with the authorities on your behalf.

After  you arrive in Austria

After you arrive in Austria, we’ll help you register with local authorities and receive residence card from Department of Migration. We can also help you with renewal or extension of your residence permit or application for the change of your status.


Living in Austria allows us to lead active lifestyles. When we’re not spending time with our grandchildren, we’re busy biking, hiking, or travelling around Austria. Retirement? Life has just begun!

~ Sergey & Natalia F., Russia ~

Main ways to relocate to Austria

There are over 16 different types of residence permits and ways to relocate to Austria depending on what you would like to do, your qualifications, and your financial status. Below, you’ll find the most common among them.

Quota  immigration

This is for you if...

You have enough financial means to support yourself and your family without relying on an Austrian employer.

Unlike other categories that don’t have a limit for accepted applications, there is a fixed number of migrants accepted on quota immigration per year.


  • Your family can apply for the quota immigration with you, and if the applications are accepted, you can move to Austria together
  • Your permit doesn’t depend on your employment in Austria, so you don’t have to worry about your work contract being extended every year

Student  immigration

Whom is it for?

You want to study at an Austrian high school or university.

You’ll need to apply for a residence permit – an equivalent of a student visa / study permit in other countries that doesn’t allow full-time work authorization.


  • Initial investment is also suited for a smaller budget
  • A great way to “test the waters” before deciding to move to Austria with the whole family
  • If you later graduate from a university with a Master’s degree, you’ll qualify for a residence permit with work authorization

Sponsored  Employment

This is for you if...

You have an existing job offer from an Austrian company or have high-demand qualifications and professional background.


  • You’ll be allowed to work in Austria right away
  • You can also bring your family members to Austria with you, and they’ll be able to get work authorization as well

Business  immigration

This is for you if...

You bought an existing business keeping the number of jobs or registered a new business in Austria. In both cases, your business has to provide at least 5 jobs to the EU citizens.


  • No minimum investment amount
  • You’re allowed to work while living in Austria
  • You can bring your family members with you

Want to find out how to relocate to Austria?

Book a free consultation with us to find out what residence permit you may be eligible for and what you need to start the application process.