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Family of 4 looking at emigrating to Austria

Old Aug 23rd 2019, 10:58 am
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Hi all!

Looking at making the move as a family to Austria, we’ve been holidaying there for a couple of years. After a years’ working holiday in Alberta, Canada we had planned to move there but I’m reluctant to move so far away from family in the UK, thankfully we went on holiday in Austria and found it equally if not more enchanting (sorry to any Canadians)! I particularly fell in love with the culture, history, language and the outdoor lifestyle. My husband works as a Test Analyst for a big Finance company and I’m just starting my teacher training course at 34 years of age (career change it’s a long story lol) with a view to working over there after I finish my NQT. Hoping to hear some inspirational stories and meet others with a similar perspective or in a similar situation. I’m hoping after Brexit that it’s even possible for us as it certainly looks to be a little more difficult with the loss of the Eures portal ☹️

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Like any move, overseas or not, everything will flow from employment unless you are retired or otherwise of independent means.

Does your husband’s employer have an Austrian office he could transfer to?
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Old Aug 23rd 2019, 1:32 pm
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Unfortunately not, I know they’ve outsourced a lot of services to India and to another location in England but it doesn’t look great for the location my husband is at. They’ve been making a lot of redundancies the past couple of years...🥴
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I would suggest then that your husband finding employment in Austria would be your first priority.
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Hello and welcome to BE

The Welcome Inn is for introductions only. I request that after reading the forum rules that you venture over to the forum I linked below and ask whatever questions you might have there.

It is definitely a large step to take for both you and your husband but I hope you find a way to make it happen.

http://britishexpats.com/site-rules/

https://britishexpats.com/forum/europe-55/
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Ok, will have a read through, thank you 😊
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Originally Posted by kelldel
Hi all!

Looking at making the move as a family to Austria, we’ve been holidaying there for a couple of years. After a years’ working holiday in Alberta, Canada we had planned to move there but I’m reluctant to move so far away from family in the UK, thankfully we went on holiday in Austria and found it equally if not more enchanting (sorry to any Canadians)! I particularly fell in love with the culture, history, language and the outdoor lifestyle. My husband works as a Test Analyst for a big Finance company and I’m just starting my teacher training course at 34 years of age (career change it’s a long story lol) with a view to working over there after I finish my NQT. Hoping to hear some inspirational stories and meet others with a similar perspective or in a similar situation. I’m hoping after Brexit that it’s even possible for us as it certainly looks to be a little more difficult with the loss of the Eures portal ☹️

Hi, and welcome to the forum!
I speak German, but was flummoxed by the Austrian dialect! Luckily they all replied to me in Hochdeutsch...
When you post again in the Europe section, let us know how old your children will be when you move. This is an important issue which crops up in all the individual Europe forums. If they're older than Primary age, they'd likely be best in an International School, which will limit your choices of areas to settle in.
HTH
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Originally Posted by kelldel
Hi all!

Looking at making the move as a family to Austria, we’ve been holidaying there for a couple of years. After a years’ working holiday in Alberta, Canada we had planned to move there but I’m reluctant to move so far away from family in the UK, thankfully we went on holiday in Austria and found it equally if not more enchanting (sorry to any Canadians)! I particularly fell in love with the culture, history, language and the outdoor lifestyle. My husband works as a Test Analyst for a big Finance company and I’m just starting my teacher training course at 34 years of age (career change it’s a long story lol) with a view to working over there after I finish my NQT. Hoping to hear some inspirational stories and meet others with a similar perspective or in a similar situation. I’m hoping after Brexit that it’s even possible for us as it certainly looks to be a little more difficult with the loss of the Eures portal ☹️
Depending on the outcome of Brexit you may be treated like a 3rd country resident which will make "immigrating" a bit more difficult. Austria has a a list of required skills, min. income requirement etc. Get an idea on the Austrian Gov. website. and Rot-weiss-Rot Card.
Language is another issue. Once you speak German you can get used to local dialect which varies from Bundesland to Bundesland. No doubt you know this.






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I was aware that there were differences and locals spoke to us in Hochdeutsch also which enabled us to get by as we speak a basic level of German (greetings, generic phrases, various requests mealtimes, on public transport etc) but I didn’t realise it varied so much! Thank you for all for your informative replies to my post, We will need to up our game re language skills, perhaps holiday there a few more times, we’ll keep an eye on the Austrian gov website post Brexit and check out Rot-weiss-Rot Card, it’s going to be a long journey but hopefully worth it, thanks ☺️
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Originally Posted by kelldel
I was aware that there were differences and locals spoke to us in Hochdeutsch also which enabled us to get by as we speak a basic level of German (greetings, generic phrases, various requests mealtimes, on public transport etc) but I didn’t realise it varied so much! Thank you for all for your informative replies to my post, We will need to up our game re language skills, perhaps holiday there a few more times, we’ll keep an eye on the Austrian gov website post Brexit and check out Rot-weiss-Rot Card, it’s going to be a long journey but hopefully worth it, thanks ☺️
And Austrian Hochdeutsch is not equal to German Hochdeutsch. Austrians still use words and expressions which are not used in German.
My husband always finds the word "Sackerl" amusing. It means a carrier bag. In Germany nobody would know it means.
Happy language studies.😉
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