PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Although there is no official Citizenship by Investment Programme, the Austrian government is permitted to grant citizenships to investors who contribute an extraordinary merit into the country. Austrian passport is a symbol that represents a level of prestige and stability that is unmatched by any other economic citizenship available today.


The reality is that we live in an unpredictable and rapidly changing world – from global economic meltdowns to governments imposing unjust regulations. Until today, on an economic level, Austria has remained largely unscathed. During the Global Financial Crisis in 2008, Austria experienced considerably higher employment growth with a much smaller unemployment rate compared to the rest of the EU.


WHY CHOOSE AUSTRIA

Austria, officially known as the Republic of Austria, is a landlocked East Alpine country in Central Europe. Renowned for its rich cultural, historic and musical heritage (home to Mozart and Beethoven), breathtaking alpine peaks and a beautiful countryside, it is not a mystery why tourism makes up around 10% of the Austrian economy.


On a geo-political level, the country has maintained a very good global reputation because of its neutral political position and skilful foreign policy – playing a pivotal role in the support of building peace, stability, and prosperity within the European Union.


Benefits of the Austrian CBI:

  • the right to live, work, study and settle in any European country
  • visa free or visa on arrival travel to 189 countries
  • inclusion of family members
  • well-established and high-quality healthcare and education
  • low crime rates
  • high standard of living and life satisfaction
  • no residency requirements


INVESTMENT OPTIONS

To qualify, applicants need to fulfil ONE of the financial requirements below:

CONTRIBUTION
starting from:
EUR 3,000,000
DIRECT INVESTMENT
starting from:
EUR 10,000,000
In the absence of specific laws for Citizenship by Investment, Austria uses Article 10, Section 6 of its Citizenship Act to enable the government to award foreigners with an Austrian citizenship for contributing an “extraordinary merit”. Though “extraordinary merit” is an undefined legal term, in general, extraordinary economic scientific, artistic, and extraordinary achievement in sport may qualify a foreigner. Agreement with the government is on a case-by-case basis.

CONTRIBUTION

starting from:
EUR 3,000,000

DIRECT INVESTMENT

starting from:
EUR 10,000,000
In the absence of specific laws for Citizenship by Investment, Austria uses Article 10, Section 6 of its Citizenship Act to enable the government to award foreigners with an Austrian citizenship for contributing an “extraordinary merit”. Though “extraordinary merit” is an undefined legal term, in general, extraordinary economic scientific, artistic, and extraordinary achievement in sport may qualify a foreigner. Agreement with the government is on a case-by-case basis.

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