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I am an Indian passport holder and have a red white red plus card valid till Jan 2025 (it was issued for 3 years). My employment in Austria ends on the 31st of August 2023 at which point I will move to the UK. My question is: can I still enter the Schengen area as long as my red white red card plus remains valid or will I need to apply for a Schengen visa every time I want to visit Austria or any other country in the Schengen area?

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    When you leave Austria, you must deregister your residence. Thus you are no longer a resident in Austria and the immigration authority will invalidate the residence permit. You will need a visitor visa to visit the Schengen Area. Aug 15, 2023 at 3:24
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    @MarkJohnson That sounds like an answer :-)
    – Traveller
    Aug 15, 2023 at 7:35

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When you leave Austria, you must deregister your residence. Thus you are no longer a resident in Austria and the immigration authority will invalidate the residence permit.

You will need a visitor visa to visit the Schengen Area.


Validity of residence permits for third-country nationals - Bundesministerium für Inneres (Austria)

Possibility of losing a right of residence

The settlement authority can under certain conditions, withdraw a right of residence with an administrative decision or the right can automatically expire by law.

This is the case, for example, with temporary residence titles if a third-country national is no longer resident in Austria. In this case, the authority must issue an official decision that the settlement in Austria has ended.
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