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Visa πŸ›‚DescriptionURL πŸ’»Country πŸ—ΊοΈRecipientDiploma πŸ—’οΈFamily πŸ‘ͺDuration πŸ“†RenewableCost πŸ’°Requirements
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Austria's Very Highly Qualified WorkersLong-Term Visa for Highly-Skilled Workers, eligibility determined through a points system. 6-Month "Job Seeker Visa" available as a starting point.
https://www.migration.gv.at/en/types-of-immigration/permanent-immigration/very-highly-qualified-workers/
AustriaEmployeeYesYesDuration of contractYes€160Point-based system.Not Specified
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Denmark's Positive List RegimeLong-Term Visa for Workers in professions experiencing a shortage of qualified professionals in Denmark.
https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-GB/You-want-to-apply/Work/Positivlisten
DenmarkEmployeeYesYesDuration of contractYesDKK 3,025Standing employment offer. (Exceptions apply)1 Month
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Denmark's Pay Limit SchemeLong-Term Visa for Workers been offered a job in Denmark with a high salary.
https://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-GB/Applying/Work/Pay%20limit%20scheme
DenmarkEmployeeNoYesYesYesDKK 3,025Get a job for more than DKK 375,000/year1 Month
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Startup Denmark2-Year Visa (+ possible extension) for founders wanting to start up in Denmark.
http://www.startupdenmark.info/
DenmarkFounderNot SpecifiedYes2 yearsYesNot SpecifiedNo specific funding. 6 Weeks or longer
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Estonia's Work & Residence PermitSimple, short to long term residence permit subject to minimum salary criterion, varying depending on worker's qualification.
https://www.workinestonia.com/working-in-estonia/work-permits/
EstoniaEmployeeNoYes2 yearsYes64 € (in Estonia) / 80 € (in Estonian Representation) Stending Emplouyment OfferNot Specified
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Estonia Startup VisaMedium-Term Visa for Non-EU founders wanting to grow their start-up in Estonia.
https://www.startupestonia.ee/visa
EstoniaFounderNot SpecifiedYes1.5 yearsYes€80.00At least €140 for every month you want to spend in EstoniaNot Specified
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Finland's Work PermitLong-Term Permit for workers "granted on the basis of either temporary work or work of a continuous nature."
https://www.businessfinland.fi/en/do-business-with-finland/work-in-finland/visas-work-permits/
FinlandEmployeeNot SpecifiedYesDuration of contractNot Specified€450.00Depends on job1 month
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Finnish Startup PermitLong-Term Permit for Non-EU founders wanting to build their start up in Finland.
https://www.businessfinland.fi/en/do-business-with-finland/work-in-finland/startup-permit/
FinlandFounderNot SpecifiedYes2 yearsYes350€No specific funding. 38 Days
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French Tech Visa4-Year Visa (+ possible extension) for Highly-Skilled workers in the Tech Industry. Diploma not needed.
https://medium.com/frenchtech/france-is-going-all-in-to-help-its-startups-win-the-battle-for-global-talent-enter-the-new-french-c33311bc8510
FranceEmployeeNoYes4 yearsYesFreeNo specific funding. A couple of days to a several weeks.
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French Tech Visa for FoundersLong-Term Visa for founders wanting to build their start up in France. Financial Resources equal to or higher than the French Annual Minimum Wage required (€17,981.60).
https://visa.lafrenchtech.com/3/french-tech-visa-for-founders
FranceFounderNot SpecifiedYes4 yearsYes€368.00financial resources at least equal to the French annual minimum wage, €17,981.60 as of January 1, 2018,3 Months or more
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Germany's Temporary Residence Permit for EmploymentContract-Long Visa for workers in Germany
http://berlinstartupjobs.com/guide-working-in-berlin/types-of-german-work-permits-and-how-to-get-one/
GermanyEmployeeNoYes1 yearYesNot SpecifiedFreelancer option availableNot Specified
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Germany's Blue Card1000e
http://berlinstartupjobs.com/guide-working-in-berlin/types-of-german-work-permits-and-how-to-get-one/
GermanyEmployeeYesYes4 yearsYesNot Specified"A high level of German proficiency and your job should allow you to earn at least €50,800 per year"Not Specified
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Ireland's Highly Skilled Occupations RegimeMedium-Term Permit for highly skilled professionals whose jobs falls under Ireland's Eligible Occupations List
https://dbei.gov.ie/en/What-We-Do/Workplace-and-Skills/Employment-Permits/Employment-Permit-Eligibility/Highly-Skilled-Eligible-Occupations-List/
IrelandEmployeeNot SpecifiedYes2 yearsYes€1,000.00
Job falls under "Highly Skilled Eligble Occupations List"
Within 28 Days
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Ireland General Employment PermitMedium-Term Permit (+ possible renewal) for workers whose job does not fall into the Highly-Skilled Eligible Occupations List.https://techlifeireland.com/moving-to-ireland/immigration-to-ireland/IrelandEmployeeYesNo2 yearsYes€1,000.00€30000 minimum salaryWithin 28 Days
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Ireland Critical Skills Employment PermitMedium-Term Permit for highly skilled professionals whose jobs falls under Ireland's Eligible Occupations List, especially ICT professionals, engineers and technologists.https://dbei.gov.ie/en/What-We-Do/Workplace-and-Skills/Employment-Permits/Permit-Types/Critical-Skills-Employment-Permit/IrelandEmployeeYesYes2 YearsYes€1,000.00€30000 minimum salary / Job Offer of 2 yearsWithin 28 Days
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Ireland Startup VisaPermanent/Indefinite Visa for founders with an innovative business idea and minimum funding of E75,000
https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/employment/types_of_employment/self_employment/coming_to_set_up_a_business_in_ireland.html
IrelandFounderNot SpecifiedYesIndefiniteYes€350€75,000Not Specified
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Israel Long Term Working VisaPermit for foreign highly-skilled workers for a period of up to 63 month.
https://www.tel-aviv.gov.il/en/WorkAndStudy/Pages/Work-Visas.aspx
IsraelEmployeeNoYes63 monthsYesNot SpecifiedRequest Submitted by CompanyNot Specified
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Israel's Startup VisaMedium-Term Visa (+ possible renewal) for founders looking to start up in Israel.
http://www.itrade.gov.il/us/israel-to-offer-startup-visa-for-foreign-innovators/
IsraelFounderNot SpecifiedYes2 years YesNot SpecifiedLaunch Project in IsraelNot Specified
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Italian Startup VisaShort-Term Visa for non-EU founders who wish to start up in Italy.
http://italiastartupvisa.mise.gov.it/#ISVhome
ItalyFounderNot SpecifiedYes1 yearYesNot Specified€50000 in funding.Not Specified
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Startup LatviaLong-Term Visa for up to 5 founders who wish to start up in Latvia.
https://startuplatvia.eu/startup-visa
LatviaFounderNot SpecifiedYes3 yearsNo100Within 6 months 30'000 Eur investment, 18 months another 30'000Not Specified
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Startup Visa LithuaniaShort-Term Visa for non-EU founders who wish to start up in Lithuania.
https://startupvisalithuania.com/
LithuaniaFounderNot SpecifiedYes1 yearYesFreeStartup must operate in one of the eligible fieldsNot Specified
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Highly-Skilled MigrantsContract-Long Visa for highly skilled professionals who meet the requirements.
https://ind.nl/en/work/Pages/Highly-skilled-migrant.aspx
NetherlandsEmployeeNoYesDuration of contractYes€2,638Salary requirements goes up with age.Within 90 days
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Dutch Startup VisaShort-Term Visa for non-EU founders who wish to start up in The Netherlands.
https://business.gov.nl/coming-to-the-netherlands/permits-and-visa/startup-visa/
NetherlandsFounderNot SpecifiedNot Specified1 yearYes€326.00Satisfy Their 5 Conditions (Explained in URL)Within 90 days
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Norway's Work Immigration PermitContract-Long Permit for foreign workers. A standing job offer is usually required in advanced.
https://www.udi.no/en/want-to-apply/work-immigration/
NorwayEmployeeNot SpecifiedNot SpecifiedDuration of ContractYesNOK 5.400 Job offer4 weeks
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Self-Employed Persons VisaShort-Term Visa for Highly Skilled Self-Employed workers with a company outside of Norway.
https://www.udi.no/en/want-to-apply/work-immigration/skilled-workers/#link-834
NorwayFounderNot SpecifiedYes1 yearYesNOK 5.40030000 NOK6 weeks
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Startup PortugalMedium-Term Visa for founders who wish to either launch in or expand their start-ups to Portugal.
http://startupportugal.com/startup-visa/
PortugalFounderNot SpecifiedYes2 yearsYesNot SpecifiedPotential to generate a turnover of 325,000€/ yearMax 30 Working Days
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Spain's Residency Visa for Highly Skilled ProfessionalsShort-Term Visa for Highly Skilled Professionals that meet a minimum financial resources requirement (2.130E/month)
http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Consulados/CIUDADDELCABO/en/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Pages/Law-on-Visas-for-Entrepreneurs.aspx
SpainEmployeeNoYes2 yearsYes€57.00Sufficient Financial Resources (2.130€ monthly)Within 10 Days
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Spanish Startup VisaShort-Term Visa for founders looking to Start Up in Spain.
http://extranjeros.mitramiss.gob.es/es/UnidadGrandesEmpresas/ley14_2013/tripticos/triptico-emprender-INGLES.pdf
SpainFounderNot SpecifiedYes1 yearYes€72.00Not SpecifiedWithin 10 Days
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Sweden's Residence Permit for the Self-EmployedShort-Term Visa for Highly Skilled Self-Employed workers with a company involved in the Swedish Economy (or be willing to start one).
https://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Working-in-Sweden/Self-employment.html
SwedenFounderNot SpecifiedYes2 yearsYesSEK 2,000SEK 200,00013-15 months
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Sweden's Work PermitContract-Long Permit for foreign workers. A standing job offer is required in advanced.
https://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Working-in-Sweden/Employed/Work-permit-requirements.html
SwedenEmployeeNot SpecifiedYesDuration of contractYesSEK 2,000SEK 13,000 per month & Standing Job OfferUp to 2 months
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UK Tier 2 Work Visa Long-Term Visa for foreign workers with a standing job offer from a company in the UK.
https://www.gov.uk/tier-2-general
United KingdomEmployeeNoYes5 yearsYes€610.00Standing Job OfferUp to 15 days.
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Tech Nation VisaLong-Term Visa for Technology Workers or Founders with demonstrated exceptional talent and/or promise.
https://technation.io/visa/
United KingdomEmployeeNot SpecifiedYes5 yearsYesΒ£456Only 2000 visas/year.Up to 15 days.
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UK Entrepreneurial VisaLong-Term Visa for Founders looking to start up in the UK.
https://www.gov.uk/tier-1-entrepreneur
United KingdomFounderNot SpecifiedYes3 years and 4 monthsYesΒ£1021Β£50,000 from UK investors, or Β£200,000 from any partyUp to 15 days.
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