Austria is introducing a new criteria based immigration scheme: the Red-White-Red Card (RWR Card).
The RWR Card model aims at a more flexible immigration of qualified third-country work force and their families who wish to settle permanently in Austria according to personal and labour market criteria. The most important requirements are qualification, work experience, age, language skills, offer of employment according to the qualification and minimum remuneration. The new regulations came into force on Ist of July 2011. Applications under the new scheme may be submitted starting from that date (with the exception of skilled workers, see below).
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