Vienna Business Agency - Expat Center

Vienna Business Agency - Expat Center

Expat Center of the Vienna Business Agency
Schmerlingplatz 3
1010 Vienna
Contact: +43 1 4000/87091

Free advice for nationals from abroad in multiple languages

  • Are you faced with the decision whether to relocate to and work in Vienna for some time?
  • Do you already live in Vienna and have a question concerning your stay?


An international team is ready to support you and your family to ensure that your personal and professional stay in Vienna will be as pleasant and profitable as possible. Get everything you need to know about your start in your new home town either via e-Mail (send your question to or get an individual consultation at our Expat Center. Our advice is multilingual (12 languages) and free of charge.

TIP: In the brochure "Expat Guide - Welcome to Vienna" (PDF) you may find answers to many important questions related, for example, to housing, taxes, kindergarten, schools, or cultural offers.

The OeAD

The OeAD

The OeAD is the Austrian agency for international mobility and cooperation in education, science and research. OEAD

Entry and Residence Regulations (including downloads of all application forms and addresses of the competent Austrian authorities)

Übersicht über die österreichsichen Aufenthaltstitel für Studium und Forschung (Overview of the different Austrian residence permits for study and research, OeAD; in German)

Ebendorferstrasse 7
1010 Vienna
Contact: +43 1 53408-0

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)

The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding agency for industrial research and development in Austria. FFG

FFG funding schemes play an important role in generating new knowledge, developing new products and services, and enhancing competitiveness in the global marketplace. They make it easier, or possible, to finance research and innovation projects, and help to absorb the risks involved in research. The FFG supports international networking and encourages careers in science.



EURAXESS is a platform for researchers, entrepreneurs, universities and businesses to interact with each other.

Packed with information, EURAXESS covers mobility issues for researchers and entrepreneurs, allows universities and businesses to find the right talent, and connects people, projects and funding. All services of the EURAXESS Network are free of charge.

WWTF - Dual Career Service Support

WWTF - Dual Career Service Support

The Austrian Academy of Sciences is a member of the Dual Career Service Support of the Vienna Science and Technology Fund – WWTF. This services offers support for dual career couples by, for example, providing counselling to partners of recently appointed (or prospective) senior research staff of member organizations and exploring concrete employment opportunities in the scientific domain.


Helpful contacts and links 

The Austrian Foreign Ministry:

Austrian representations worldwide

Entry and Residence in Austria


The Federal Ministry of the Interior: 

Information regarding visa for researchers (general information in German only)


MA 35 – authority to apply or extend a residence permit



AMS - Public Employment Service Austria:


Business Immigration Office

Informationen für ukrainische Staatsbürger:innen