What is a confirmation of guaranteed work or an employment permit?

The confirmation of guaranteed work (“Sicherungsbescheinigung“) serves to recruit foreign workers for fixed-term employment in Austria. It is an assurance given by the Austrian Public Employment Service (AMS) to the employer that an employment permit will be issued for the recruited foreign national who has entered the country lawfully. Moreover, the confirmation of guaranteed work can be used for submission to the competent representation abroad where the foreign artist files his or her application for a visa or residence title

The employment permit (“Beschäftigungsbewilligung”) entitles the foreign national to take up a clearly specified job (nature, duration, place and employer) in Austria and the employer to employ the foreign national for that specifically defined activity.