Austria- Citizenship Through Investment

Since the mid 1980’s Austrian citizenship law has allowed individual investors, their spouse and dependent children up to the age of 18 to gain citizenship through investment. 

 Under the citizenship-by-investment provisions, an applicant is required to make a substantial contribution to the Austrian economy. This may be for example in the form of a joint venture or a direct investment in a business creating jobs, providing knowledge and/or generating new export sales. Passive investments such as those into government bonds and real estate, do not generally qualify.

Karlskirche (St. Charles Cathedral) in Vienna, Austria

The Benefits

  • Receive citizenship within 24 to 36 months
  • Visa-free travel to 186 countries
  • The ability to include your spouse and children up to 18 years old
  • Full EU rights including the ability to live and work in any EU country including Switzerland
  • No physical presence or residency requirement
  • Excellent education and healthcare systems, and advanced infrastructure

Investment Qualification Requirements


  • Option 1- A non-refundable charitable donation of min. €3 million to the Austrian economy. 
  • Option 2- Investment of minimum of €8 million into the Austrian economy generating new workplaces 

It is also possible to combine both investment options above, this (third) option requires a total investment amount which is near the median of options 1 and 2

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