Executive & Employee Relocation to Austria & Germany

Relocation Management

We support Human Resource Management and take care of the Relocation Process from end to end. Relocation is a complex, time-critical, personal, and expensive experience and it is important that the right steps are taken to make this process smooth and un-stressful for your new employees.

Immigration & Application

The team of MOVES consulting takes care of all immigration processes.
We specialise in the Skilled Professional visa Programmes; Blue Card EU for Germany and Red-White-Red Card for Austria. Our team will be at your side and support your application process.

Destination Services

Our team of destination consultants will take care of your registration, home search, utilities, school search, bank accounts, insurance, driver’s licenses and household setup in your new location. We help find the right packing, transport & logistics system so your belongings get to your new home safely.

Spouse support

Get advice and guidance with our Design Your Career program to build your new social network, create your individual action plan for your time abroad or enter the local labour market. We help you develop your job strategy and make your profession a vocation, or get a quicker access to your new environment.

Relocation Management


Minimizing Costs Without Losing Quality

At some point, almost every business needs to relocate an employee at the company’s expense. Companies relocate employees for many reasons: to move an employee to an office where her particular skills are needed; to support the hiring process when a new employee is not where the company would like him to be; to expose an employee to a particular business activity or function; and to support a company move of a facility or operation to a new location.

For most companies, even large ones, relocation is not an everyday activity. Nevertheless, when the need arises, it becomes extremely important to complete the task quickly and efficiently so that employees can be productive at their new location. This is the primary reason why corporations typically outsource the relocation process to a Relocation Management Company (RMC). Therefore, the fundamental value-add of an RMC is to minimize the downtime and costs of the relocation


executive relocation service

Relocation is Complex, Time-Critical, and Expensive

Complex: International Employee relocation can involve any or all of the following: selling a home, buying a home, renting an apartment, exploring a new area, finding schools for children, moving and storing household goods, locating temporary housing, travelling to and from the new location.
HR mostly faces the need to comply with immigration rules, local HR regulations, tax and social insurance systems.

Time-Critical: Employers typically want newly hired or relocated employees at their new jobs as soon as possible. Therefore, it is imperative that all necessary relocation activities must be completed in a compressed time period.

Personal: Employee relocation crosses into an employee’s personal life. A move usually involves a spouse, partner, or family. It requires that the relocating employee make important personal decisions in response to business demands.

Expensive: Relocation can be expensive. The EUROPEAN Relocation Association reported that the average cost for relocation of a 1. and 2. Tear Manager can sum up between 75.000 up to 150.000 EUR. Importantly, these are out-of-pocket costs to the employer and do not include employee down time.


Immigration Support – Work & Residence Permit

Before a foreign employee is allowed to start working in your company, the appropriate residence and work permit or visa must be issued. The Legal Department of MOVES consulting accompanies you and your employees through the entire application process. We make sure that the application will be filled out correctly, the necessary documents are attached in the correct form and our lawyer will submit the application for EU Blue Card in Germany or the Red-white-Red card in Austria on your behalf. We are always by your side.

Permanent Immigration To Austria

Austria has introduced a flexible new immigration scheme: the Red-White-Red Card. It aims to facilitate the immigration of qualified third-national professionals and their families with a view to permanent settlement in Austria, based on personal and labour-market related criteria. 

Red-White-Red Card

The Red-White-Red Card is issued for a period of twelve months initially and entitles the holder to fixed-term settlement and employment by a specified employer. It can be prolonged easily after one year.

The following persons are eligible for a Red-White-Red Card:

  • very highly qualified workers
  • skilled workers in shortage occupations
  • other key workers
  • graduates of Austrian universities and colleges of higher education
  • self-employed key workers
visa application for executive relocation
visa application for executive relocation

Permanent Immigration To Germany

Similar to the Green Card in the USA, the German Blue Card offers highly educated skilled professionals of Non-EU-States the opportunity and the right to work and stay in Germany. The Blue Card Germany is a work and residence Permit for specific purposes; it provides an evidence for the legal stay of a citizen from a Non-EU-country in Germany for the purpose of working.

Blue Card

People who are entitled to the Blue Card Germany are the following:

  • University graduates
    A pre-condition for of the Blue Card is a university degree as well as a work-contract with a gross salary of at least € 46.400.
  • Highly qualified
    An even lower salary border of € 38.688 applies for highly qualified people in shortage occupations. These jobs are mainly engineers, academics and similar skilled workers in the information and communication fields, as well as doctors. A pre-condition proof is not necessary unless the working conditions are similar. In jobs where there is a so-called “special interest of Non- EU- citizens” the salary border is lower. For receiving the Blue Card as a mathematician, scientist, engineer, doctor or IT-skilled worker there is a gross salary border of € 38.688 per year.

Destination Services

Settling-in & Setting-up

There are so many things that have to be considered until you can finally say: This is home! We are here to ensure this process happens swiftly and smoothly. Not only do we help you find your new home, we also help you set up the essentials you need for your home and family.

  • We help you search and find a new home
  • Contract negotiation
  • Registering at Town Hall
  • Set up household utilities
  • Set up TV, Internet, mobile & Telephone
  • Find the right Kindergarten and Schools
  • Arrange import of your car
  • Convert your drivers License
  • Assist in opening Bank Accounts
  • Get you the right tax advice
  • Find you the best health insurance options

Moving Abroad Transport Logistics

Moving abroad can be very stressful and it is hard to know when you are paying too much to ship your belongings overseas.

We work with you to take the stress out of moving internationally, from organising the right transport carrier to getting your belongings packed and unpacked at the other end, we even take care of customs clearance.

For you we will:

  • Organise household contents transport
  • Coordinate and monitor transport
  • Organise packing, dissambling, assembling
  • Customs Clearance


Spouse Support

A Trailing Spouse Accompanies The Partner Overseas

Many expat partners stop their own careers in favour of their partner’s career and travel abroad with them. This often results in a lower job position after returning from abroad or difficulty in getting back into their industry at all.

This means as a spouse, it is important to pursue your own career during an oversees placement. Our “Design Your Career” workshops and training programs focus exactly on that: Continue your Career overseas or start a new one. We show you how!

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