As a rule, all visa types are issued by Austrian representatives abroad. However, issuing a visa or the legal extension of a visa by the national authorities or issuing a visa by specific border posts is only permitted in clearly defined exceptional cases.
There are several types of Austria visas, which vary depending on the purpose of your trip and its duration.
The most common visa types are Austria Schengen visa, Austria tourist visa, Austria visitor visa, Austria business visa
To obtain a visa to Austria, applicants must meet the requirements for a visa: they must fill out and sign the appropriate form, pay the processing fees, and in some cases, make an appointment for an interview at the nearest Austrian embassy. They must also have a passport valid for at least three months from the date of arrival.
It can be issued for up to 90 days (in total) for 180 days and allows you to enter and stay in the countries of the Schengen Agreement.
There are several reasons for applying for a Schengen visa to Austria, depending on the purpose of your visit:
Due to the general visa regulations of the Schengen area, of which Austria is a part, a visa for Austria will have to be obtained when travelling to Austria for a short period:
- Citizens of third countries that have not reached an agreement on visa liberalization with Schengen countries.
Third-country nationals who have reached an agreement on visa liberalization with the Schengen countries have been denied entry to Austria or any other Schengen country.
After you apply for a visa, you need to book an appointment to have your fingerprints and. This is known as "biometric information”.
Once you have made your appointment, you will get an email confirmation along with your appointment letter.
If you are a family member or group member, you will have to make individual appointments for each family or group member.
If you need an interview, the embassy/consulate may call you for an interview. Make sure you check the website of your embassy or consulate in advance for possible specific instructions on what to do when you arrive for your interview.