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Citizenship and Second Passport of Austria

Citizenship and Second Passport of Austria

Individuals who are interested in permanently settling in Austria can apply to obtain Citizenship by making a big contribution to Austria’s economy.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Have a clean criminal record.
  • Invest at least EUR 10,000,000 in establishing a new enterprise, or invest in an existing business in Austria.
  • A personal visit is required to complete the governmental formalities.

Program Benefits
  • Austrian citizenship is granted to the principal applicant and family members (children up to 18 years of age).
  • Visa-free travel to 187 countries including USA, UK, and Canada.
  • Live and work freely in any of the 27 European Union countries.
  • The applicant is not required to stay in Austria after obtaining the passport, which exempts him/her in this case of the nation’s taxes.
  • Dual Citizenship is allowed under this program only.

Application Process

Processing time of the application is approximately 18-24 months. Once the citizenship application is approved by the government of Austria, an Austrian passport can be obtained within a few days.
Austria Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does this program allow me to be eligible for citizenship immediately after my approval, or is there a certain period of residency before I am able to obtain citizenship? 
Under the Austria Citizenship/second passport by investment program you are eligible for citizenship directly after you have been approved and made the investment of at least EUR 10,000,000. There is no residency period requirement.
2. When my family and I get Austrian citizenship, are my children able to study elsewhere in Europe? 
Yes, Austria is an EU country which allows its citizens to live, work and study anywhere else within the EU. 

For more information, please fill out our Free Assessment and find out if you qualify.