Austria Citizenship Program
Austria is in heart of Europe and with a rich central european culture and most renowned for transportation. Austria is the only country in europe officially offering `Citizenship by Investment` or `Economic citizenship` program, which is granting citizenship to persons who invest substantially in the growth of Austria economy.
Austrian passport has an excellent reputation and well recognized worldwide. With a Austria residence it is possible to travel visa free in Schengen and other countries.An Austrian passport is one of the best travel documents in the world. It allows extensive visa-free travel (including to the USA) and gives you the right to live anywhere in the EU and additionally
Update: We have discontinued the Austria program, no longer possible. Please contact us for alternatives in EU countries such as Cyprus or Malta.
Austria Citizenship by Investment
Austria is the "only" country in Europe, officially offering citizenship program to foreign and non EU persons who invest a significant money , usually in millions of dollars in Austria. Austria offers business investors to obtain citizenship and an EU passport immediately without prior residence requirements on the basis of an investment in the country.
Under the citizenship-by-investment program, “austrian citizenship” offered to foreign nationals who invest..
A minimum of atleast EUR 3 million in Austria economy (donation to charity)
A direct business investment of EUR 10 million or more in economy of Austria
are eligible for “Austrian citizenship”.
Austria Charity Donation Route
The donation route, generally involves in donating atleast EUR 3 million to a public project or private project of public interest, recognized as providing extraordinary benefits. This can be for example in the form of an endowment for a scientific research program, a contribution to an important museum, university, or similar. Such contribution would typically be no less than EUR 3 million (but this can normally be spread out over several years).
Austria Direct Investment Route
Under the direct investment route, under the relevant provisions in the law (§ 10/6 of the Austrian Citizenship Act), an applicant is required to provide extraordinary benefits to the Austrian State, often in the form of direct investments in local business creating jobs or generating new export sales, etc. For example, manufacturing factories, science and research technology project, normally qualify under direct investment. Generally now a minimum equity investment of at least EUR 10 million is expected.
Investments in government bonds, real estate, etc. do not qualify under citizenship program.
Fee and Charges
There application costs and processing fees alone comes around EUR 600,000 in addition to the investment amount to cover for application costs, Government fee, due diligence and other processing charges. We charge inital retainer deposit fee of EUR 30,000 to start the process.
We can arrange meetings in Vienna, London, Dubai, Zurich for Austria program. Please contact us for meetings
No german language knowledge is needed.. There are no residence requirements and you can directly qualify for Austrian citizenship and passport. It is expensive, yet fastest way, for getting a european citizenship. Austrian passport entitles you EU citizenship, and gives you the right to live and work anywhere in the EU. Family members, such as spouse and children upto 18 yrs of age can be included in the citizenship application. The citizenship offered is ‘irrevocable’ unless the applicant is has presented false information in citizenship application.
The grant of citizenship requires approvals from various stages in Govt and the procedure involved is quite delicate. After receiving your citizenship approval, you can apply for Austrian Passport. A personal visit is required to Austria to complete the formalities at a citizenship ceremony in Austria before a representative of the Government.
Once your citizenship application is approved, you can apply for Austrian passport. Austrian passport has an excellent reputation and is one of the best travel documents in the world.. With a Austria residence it is possible to travel visa free in Schengen and other countries. It allows extensive visa-free travel (including to the Canada, UK,USA) and gives you the right to live anywhere in the EU.
Note: Austria is the only country in Europe offering ' direct citizenship' program against investment and at present we assist our clients with citizenship in Austria despite difficult paperwork with the government.
We can arrange meetings in Dubai, Zurich or in Vienna with our clients. Please contact us for appointments or mention in your online application. Serious Investors please!!
In addition to standard documentary requirements, the following documents are needed to apply for citizenship program in Austria.
Our Services- Assistance with finding appropriate qualifying investments in Austria
- Professional advice regarding the application procedure
- Personal meetings with the client in Austria
- Liaison with joint venture partners in Austria
- Liaison with all government authorities
- Assistance with opening a bank account in Austria
- Obtaining informal pre-approval of the application from various authorities
- Formal representation in Austria by an Austrian attorney
- Submission of the application to the relevant government authorities
- Follow-up of the application until approval and grant of citizenship
- Assistance with processing of the passport application after grant of citizenship
If you are a citizen on Afghanistan you cannot apply for this program.
Under the Austrian Citizenship Act, generally requires the applicant to abandon/giveup his current citizenship as a precondition for being granted Austrian citizenship. But under the provisions of 10(6) of Citizenship Act, allows citizenship to be maintained. You need not give up your previous citizenship. Please check the relevent laws in your home country, with regards to dual citizenship. Further Austria does not report or share your citizenship information with other countries.
We offer clear written contract agreements clearly mentioning the applicable charges including the refund policy, in the unlikely event that the application is unsuccessful.
Visa Free Travel
The passport holders of Austria enjoy visa free travel to the following countries.
* Visa on arrival
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained herein is just for general information. Visa free travel to countries are subjected to change from time to time with changing governments and international rulesrules. We highly recommend you to check with embassy each time before travelling. We disclaim accepting any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any errors or omissions.
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