GENERAL INFORMATION ON VISAS
Visa applications have to be lodged at the Austrian embassy or consulate in your country of residence. Please find a list of Austrian representations here.
THE UNIFORM «SCHENGEN» VISA
According to each individual case the competent embassy or consulate can ask for further documentation.
APPLICATIONS FOR SHORT STAY VISAS (TOURISM – PRIVATE VISITS – BUSINESS) SHOULD BE PRESENTED PERSONALLY. THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS SHOULD BE PROVIDED:
An application based on a private invitation:
– Original invitation (unless an original electronic letter of guarantee was made at the alien’s police).
An application based on a business invitation:
– Official invitation letter (originals only unless an original electronic letter of guarantee was made at the alien’s police)
An application without invitation:
– Proof of accommodation
APPLICATIONS FOR LONG STAY VISAS:
(E.g. students, minors in school, marriage, paid activities or other) are under special administrative procedures depending on the purpose of stay.
For detailed information or exceptions please contact the website of the embassy or consulate concerned (and if not possible), the information boards in front of the embassy.
Source: Bundesministerium für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten (http://www.bmeia.gv.at/aussenministerium/buergerservice/pass-und-visum/visainformation-englisch.html)