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Point scheme

The following point schemes serve as a calculation basis for the WORK in AUSTRIA - Immigration Guide.

Clicking on the following admission criteria will take you directly to the corresponding points table.

For skilled workers in shortage occupations

Admission criteria

 

Eligibility criteria for skilled workers

Points

Qualification

Maximum allowable points: 30

Completed vocational education/training in the shortage occupation

30

Work experience matching one's qualification

Maximum allowable points: 20

Work experience (per half-year)

1

Work experience in Austria (per half-year)

2

German language skills

Maximum allowable points: 15

Elementary use of the German language on a basic level (A1 level)

 

5

German language skills for the intensified elementary use of the language (A2 level)

10

German language skills for the independent use of the language (B1 level)

15

English language skills

Maximum allowable points: 10

English language skills for the intensified elementary use of the language (A2 level)

5

 

English language skills for the independent use of the language (B1 level)

10

Age

Maximum allowable points: 15

Up to 30 years of age

15

Up to 40 years of age

10

Up to 50 years of age

5

Sum total of maximum allowable points:

90

Additional points for English language skills, when English is the predominant language of the respective company

5

Required minimum:

55


The point schemes are based on the regulations of the Foreigners Employment Act, version of 01.01.2023.

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