Unrestricted Work Permit (Befreiungsschein)

Foreign nationals who have been in registered employment for a minimum of 5 years employment during the past 8 years

Foreign nationals who hold permanent residence permit(Niederlassungsbewilligung) upon completion of a full final year of compulsory schooling in Austria, if one of their parents lived and worked legally in Austria for 3 years during the previous 5 years

Foreign nationals who have been married to an Austrian for a minimum of 5 years

Foreign nationals who have lived legally in Austria for a minimum of 2 years and 6 months during the past 5 years and the EEA citizenship of one of their parents did not fall under the AuslBG (Laws governing employment of foreigners)

Unrestricted Work Permits are non-transferable permits and are valid for 5 years for all of Austria allowing the holders to choose the employers, the type of employment and location anywhere in Austria

In the event of death of Austrian spouse, the widowed foreign spouse may immediately apply for an Unrestricted Work Permit, residence in Austria is

Ask Philip Gamble whether you (or your children) have a claim to British nationality.

Learn more about these routes to British Nationality:

WhatPassport.com is a specialist UK Nationality and British Citizenship site offering an online search and assessment. Claims to hold a British Passport can be complex and the site offers a quick, simple search to give you the answers. While many people qualify for the UK Ancestry Visa based on holding a Commonwealth passport with a UK born grandmother or grandfather, we have found that if you have a grandparent born in the UK, or if your mother is British or your father is British, then there are several scenarios where you can claim British Nationality and the right to hold a British Passport. This stems from Britain’s collection of British Colonies, British Protectorates and British Protected States in the middle of last century and the Nationality rules concerning what are now the countries of the Commonwealth.