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Procedure/Application

Source: Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Text: CIC 

d. Foreign graduates

How do I proceed?

1. Following the successful completion of a Masters (at least the second section) or another postgraduate programme, apply - in good time before the residence permit expires – for a certificate at the appropriate residence authority in Austria (District Authority, Municipal Office in Vienna Municipal Department 35). With this certificate you are allowed to continue jobhunting in Austria for a further six months.

2. Within this period you must find an offer of employment that is appropriate for your level of education (qualification and salary) from a real employer with an employment contract.

3. You apply (since 1st July 2011!) for an RWR Card at the appropriate residence authority in Austria (District Authority, Municipal Office in Vienna Municipal Department 35). You must present the employment contract. The RWR Card entitles you to work for this employer.

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