Passport & Visa for Austria

    How and what documents you need to apply for a Visa to Austria.

    Schengen Visa for Indian nationals

    As from 2 November 2015 following the introduction of the Visa Information System (VIS), all Schengen visa applicants in India have to appear in person in order to provide biometric data (fingerprints and digital photography). The photograph –digitally taken at the time of the application or scanned from an existing one. For subsequent applications within 59 months, the fingerprints can be copied from the previous application file in the VIS. In case of reasonable doubt regarding the identity of the applicant, the consulate will collect again fingerprints within the 59-month period specified above. Furthermore, the applicant may request that they be collected if, at the time when the application is lodged, it cannot be immediately confirmed that the fingerprints were collected within this 59-month period. Visa applicants' biometric data can be collected by Schengen States' consulates and external service providers but not commercial intermediaries

    Processing Time will be a minimum of 15 days (excluding day of submission at VFS) for all the Visa categories. However, in some cases the procedure may take considerably longer. Applications accepted at the Austria Application Center in New Delhi will be submitted on next working day at the Embassy of Austria and applications submitted at the other 17 Austrian Application Centres will be submitted after two working days at the Embassy of Austria in New Delhi.

    For more details here.

    US and Canadian passportholders do not require a visa in order to enter Austria. However if you have any questions please contact the Austrian Embassy or Austrian Consulate General.


    US and Canadian citizens:

    Austrian Consulate General
    New York: (212) 737 6400
    Los Angeles: (310) 444 9310

    Vancouver: (604) 687 3338
    Toronto: (416) 967 4867
    Montreal: (514) 845 8661

    Austrian Embassy
    Washington DC: (202) 895 6700
    Ottawa: (613) 789 1444


    Australian and New Zealand citizens:

    Austrian Embassy Canberra
    12 Talbot Street, Forrest, ACT 2603
    02 6295 1533

    Austrian Consulate General Sydney
    Level 10, 1 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000
    02 9251 3363

    Austrian Consulate General Melbourne
    Rm 802, 8th Floor, 180 William Street, VIC 3000 Melbourne
    03 9225 8750

    • Please check the website of the Austrian Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs for further contact details.
    • No entry permit (visa) is needed to stay in Austria as either tourists or on a business trip for a period of up to three months.
    • If you enter Austria visa free, you are generally not allowed to take up any employment there.
    • Please note, that Austria has no working holiday visa agreement with Australia. Such visas are only available for eligible New Zealand citizens.
    • No inoculations are required for visitors from Australia/New Zealand.