Temporary or permanent settlement in Austria is connected to numerous legal issues ranging from the type of residency, to the possibilities of employment, to the validity and recognition of foreign qualifications.

Austria is located in the heart of Europe, and offers an extraordinary quality of life. For decades, its strategic location and excellent social, political and financial infrastructure have made Austria a popular location for internationally operating holding and trading companies, as well as a sought after destination for foreign investment.


As one of the pioneers in this field, HSP‘s team has more than 20 years of experience in advising on all aspects of immigration, settlement and residency law. We advise on, and provide a comprehensive service for, all types of residency and help our clients to get a foothold in Austria.

HSP provides assistance in the preparation and application process of obtaining residency titles (settlement and residency permits), granting of Austrian citizenship, as well as obtaining employment and work permits according to the Foreigners’ Employment Act in Austria, and Schengen visas.


HSP also provides support with all questions concerning the immigration of EU/EEA citizens and third country nationals to Austria (residency procedures, search for real estate, drafting of purchase or rental contracts, basic road permits, acquisition of land for non-Austrian citizens, admissions procedures at universities, schools and kindergartens, preparation of visa applications, advice on taking out health insurance, and other family-related services according to our clients’ wishes).


Residency permits – EU Blue Card and Red-White-Red Card


Residency permits for notable managers, expatriates, researchers, and rotating employees


Residency permits for family members and other relatives of Austrian citizens


Residency cards for family members of EEA citizens


Settlement permits – except for gainful employment (private individual)


Residency permits for highly qualified and other key workers


Granting and extension of citizenship


Representation in administrative court proceedings


Family reunification