Austria, Denmark and The Netherlands are among the most prosperous countries in Europe and boast some of the highest standards of living in the world. Thus, thousands of people around the globe who want to find opportunities for a better life apply for a work visa/job-seeker visa to The Netherlands, Denmark and Austria.
There are several advantages of applying for a work visa/job-seeker visa to these three incredible European countries.
For example, it usually takes less time to go through the application procedure for a temporary visa than it does to apply for a permanent resident visa. This can allow a qualified foreign national to work in Europe in one of these three countries much faster than if they went through the longer application process for a permanent resident visa.
Another advantage of being issued a work visa/job-seeker visa to Austria, Denmark or The Netherlands is that they have options for eligible temporary foreign workers to extend the length of time that their work visas are valid for, depending on the type of visa and other factors. There may even be a possibility of applying for permanent residency after living and working in The Netherlands, Denmark or Austria for a certain number of years and meeting other criteria.
Naturally, while living and working in one of these amazing European countries, a skilled foreign worker can enjoy a high quality of life, visit points of interest, experience a different culture and make new friends.
These are just some of the many benefits that a work visa/job-seeker visa to The Netherlands, Denmark or Austria could provide!
Many people looking for international jobs apply for a work visa/job-seeker visa to Austria. This beautiful mountainous country is located in central Europe and is known for its scenic snow-capped Alpine peaks and pine forests, rolling hills, lush green plains and meandering rivers. Austria is also famous for its ski resorts, beautiful wine country and its picturesque castles.
The population of Austria (2014) is around 8.5 million, which includes over a million residents who were foreign-born. Vienna is the capital of Austria and is its largest city, boasting a population of about 1.75 million (around 20% of Austria’s total population). Known as the “City of Music” because several of the world���s greatest musicians were born there or created their musical works in the city, Vienna has been ranked by Mercer several years in a row (including 2016 and 2015) as the #1 “Most Livable City in the World” out of around 230 cities evaluated around the globe, while the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) rated Vienna in August 2014 and 2015 as the #2 “Most Livable City in the World” out of 140 cities surveyed. As the political, economic and cultural capital of Austria, Vienna is a prime destination for skilled foreign workers seeking overseas employment.
Austria has one of the highest living standards found anywhere on Earth. According to a report released in December 2014 by Eurostat (a research agency of the European Union), Austria has the 3rd highest standard of living in the EU, after top-ranked Luxembourg and #2 Germany. In another recent report (May 2014), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) evaluated its 34 member countries and ranked Austria as having the 5th best quality of life in the world in its 2014 Better Life Index, following #1 Switzerland, #2 Norway, #3 Canada and #4 Denmark.
As the 12th wealthiest country in the world as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Austria is also one of the richest countries in Europe and has enjoyed a very low unemployment rate for the past several years. In order to keep its strong economy growing, Austria is looking for qualified skilled foreign workers for a variety of high-demand jobs in Austria. The Austrian government has established several programs for foreign nationals who want to receive a work visa/job-seeker visa to Austria so they may legally apply for international jobs that are available across the country, including the following:
- Jobseeker Visa for Highly Skilled Workers
- Red-White-Red (RWR) Card
- Red-White-Red (RWR) Card Plus
If you are searching for happiness in life, you may want to live and work in Denmark. According to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) “World Happiness Report” published in March 2016, Denmark was ranked #1 in the world for happiness out of the 157 countries evaluated around the globe. In a separate assessment by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Denmark was rated as the world’s 4th happiest country in 2014, based on an evaluation of 11 key factors: civic engagement, community, education, environment, health, housing, income, jobs, life satisfaction, safety and work-life balance. Furthermore, Forbes magazine ranked Denmark as the #1 country in the world for business in December 2015. Thus, many people who are looking for better opportunities in life apply for international jobs in Denmark.
Denmark is located on a peninsula and several islands in northern Europe. The terrain of this incredible Nordic country includes beautiful beaches, rolling hills, picturesque farmland and scenic forests. Denmark has a population of over 5.6 million people, 90% of whom are Danish, with the remaining 10% having emigrated from other countries. Long regarded as one of the world’s richest cities, Copenhagen (population 1.2 million) is the national capital and largest city in Denmark and is located on the east coast of the large Danish island of Zealand.
The Danish government has several immigration programs created for skilled foreign workers, including the:
- Pay Limit Scheme
- Corporate Scheme
- Positive List Scheme
The Netherlands (sometimes referred to as “Holland���) offers skilled foreign workers many excellent overseas employment opportunities. This dynamic country is located along the northwestern coast of Europe and is famous for being a ���low country����� (i.e., approximately half of its European territory is at or below sea level) with iconic windmills and impressive dikes, but it is also known for its strong economy and extensive international trade, high standard of living, and pragmatic open society.
There are over 16.8 million people living in The Netherlands (2014), with a large percentage of them originating from various parts of the European Union (EU) and elsewhere in the world. Boasting one of the world’s largest economies, highest GDPs and most-educated workforces, many of the foreign-born residents of The Netherlands have arrived in the country because of the availability of international jobs there, particularly in the BrabantStad area.
The capital and largest city of The Netherlands is Amsterdam (population 813,562), however, the seat of government is actually in The Hague which has the third highest population in the country (510,909) and is the home to several international organizations. Amsterdam is famous for its many beautiful canals and also has the oldest stock exchange in the world, plus it was ranked #11 out of 230 cities for quality of life in the 2016 Mercer Quality of Living Survey. Rotterdam is the second largest city (population 619,879) in The Netherlands and has the biggest port in all of Europe.
If you are interested in living and working abroad in The Netherlands, there are various programs available, each of which has its own requirements, such as the:
- Provisional Residence Permit (MVV)
- Single Permit For Work and Residency (GVVA)
Qualified skilled foreign workers can be issued both the Dutch Provisional Residence Permit (MVV) and the Dutch Permit For Work and Residency (GVVA) through the single Entry and Residence Procedure (TEV). There are various ways to qualify for the single Entry and Residence Procedure (TEV), such as the points-based program for “highly-educated persons” who want to live and work in The Netherlands.
Please note that this is a general overview about Austria, Denmark and The Netherlands and some of their various work visa/job-seeker visa options. Our team of experts can, of course, evaluate your optimal immigration solution for these (and other) countries and provide you with further information.