New members of the Austria forum, introduce yourselves here - 2018

Hi all,

Newbie on the Austria forum? Don’t know how to start?

This thread is for you ;)

We invite you to introduce yourself on this topic, to share with us your expat story if you are already living in the country, or to tell us more on your expat projects in Austria if you are planning to move there.

It will enable us to help you better but above all to wish you a warm welcome.

Welcome on board!

Hi, Julien!

Anyway, I am Garry from the Philippines.

I would like to ask for your advice and help, as well as your support, since I am planning to move there soon.

I would like to know more friends and people who can help me adapt to culture and life there. I had to chance to have business trip and vacation last 2016 for an international conference (I was in Munich, too). I fell in love with Wien.

Hope to know you guys more!

Danke. can ask my advice if you have any questions...i would be glad to help

Hi my name is Tony Sable and have been in Austria since 1994 and have worked full time employed and at the same time self employed in the field of Real Estate-Financial-Insurance Consultancy and also as a Business Trainor/Consultant for Global Networking Freelance..glad too be a part of this group

I just sent you a message. Danke!

Hello All,

I am from India.

Its been a while I am reading the blogs, discussions about life in Austria/Vienna.. People, culture, stats etc etc.. Most people say knowing German language makes things easier.. I am planning to come with Highly Qualified Worker(job seeker) visa, I ll have 6months to search a job and what I've been reading is, knowing German will help get a job easily.. I am looking for some help in this regard :)

Plz share your suggestions/experiences in finding a job in 6months.. How likely or unlikely it might be..

Welcome to the Forum :)

It might help if you actually tell us what kind of job you are looking for?

Thank you :)

Right now I am working as a Product Manager in India and I am looking for a similar profile in Austria as well.. I have around 10 years exp..

Hi, I am English and still based in the UK. I am interested in relocating to Vienna. Any tips on employment and relocation would be appreciated

Welcome Alan :)

In my eyes Austria is far better than the UK, maybe that's why I've lived here for 9 years ;) what kind of work would you be looking for? German is needed for most things but in some cases you can get away with none or just basic. How is your German?

Greetings of the day. Hope you are doing fine.
I have a Job offer from a company in Graz, Austria. My queries are -

1. Do I need an actual rent agreement as accomodation proof to apply for a red white red card?
2. OR Can I manage to get a temporary accomodation booking online for the purpose of application only?

I wish to invest in renting only after confirmation of receiving work permit. At the moment the only option I have is to spend on travel to Graz and invest on renting a place before submission of application.


Hi and Welcome :)

All the information you need can be found HERE.

Hi Everyone!

I am Vinay, a Linux Sysadmin from India looking to relocate to Linz, Austria for a possible job and would greatly appreciate any advice and support from each one of you.

Recently, I've been interacting with a company for the role of a Operations Engineer and been told they can offer compensation in the form of a 14 month salary between €45.000 and €56.000 gross p.a via an initial email.

Now this is before all deductions (They've shared a salary calculator here) but I believe their final offer would be dependent on my skill-set & successful interviews.

I feel I shouldn't confine myself to their range and negotiate for a higher number but I assume such an email from me would end any chances of me landing an interview, leave alone the job.

Can someone please let me know if the above range is sufficient in Linz for a single person? If not, how do I negotiate?

Kind Regards,
Vinay Hegde


I am a photographer that works between NYC and Montana who specializes in fashion, beauty and model development and would be looking to possibly transition that into lifestyle photography for tourists that visit the city. I also photograph food/drinks, interiors and products. I also write for SLR Lounge and would be able to maintain that part time work from anywhere around he globe.

That being said, in a past life I was a barista and ended up managing a local coffee shop. After starting my life completely over, this sounds pretty ideal again. I found the best coffeeshop last week called coffeehouse Salzburg and would work there in a heartbeat.

I am just learning German and have a little French and Spanish. Is this a total lost cause to move to the city of my dreams?

I have visited 4 times now (even spent my honeymoon there when I was married once upon a time) and am never ready to leave. It is truly where I feel alive, feel at home and am the happiest.

I am a freelance writer and would be able to tutor English and would even look at being a tour guide, Baker, etc. I think the only thing my body might not be able to handle is working in a pub with smoke because of my asthma. .

I made some friends the last time I was there a few weeks ago and would love to meet new people as well. I appreciate all of your help. It doesn’t need to be forever... but I would like to live more than three months if I could.



Servus, Julien!

I'm Ana from Zagreb, Croatia, currently living in Toronto, Canada where I'm working on my Master Thesis in Microelectronics, Electrical engineering.

After graduation in October I'm definitely moving to Vienna cause I've lived there last year and the city got under my skin.

I want to use this forum to find out what are my job opportunities in Vienna and maybe find someone who'd be kind enough to help me find a job.

Best regards to you all :)


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