- The Republic of Austria as a Member of Schengen Area
- Who Needs Schengen Visa to Travel to Austria?
- Who Doesn’t Need Schengen Visa to Travel to Austria?
- Austria Travel Requirements
- Schengen Visa Types of Austria
- Apply Schengen Visa to Austria
- Documents Checklist
- Documents Required Based on your Employment Status
- Documents Required for Minors
- Documents Required for Airport Transit Schengen Visa
- Documents Required for Tourist Schengen Visa
- Documents Required for Visitor Schengen Visa
- Documents Required for Business Schengen Visa
- Documents Required for Official Visit Visa
- Documents Required for Study Schengen Visa
- Documents Required for Medical Schengen Visa
- Documents Required for Sports Cultural Schengen Visa
- List of International Airports in Austria
The Republic of Austria as a Member of Schengen Area
Austria became a member of the Schengen area after signing the Schengen agreement on 28 April 1995. Austria implemented issuing Schengen Visa for foreign travelers since 1 December 1997. Austria also a member of the European Union located in central Europe.
Capital City: Vienna
Language: Austrian German
Bordering Countries: North- Czech Republic and Germany, East-Hungary and Slovakia, South-Slovenia and Italy, West-Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Who Needs Schengen Visa to Travel to Austria?
Citizens of the following countries must need to apply and get Schengen visa to travel Austria or any Schengen member country for tourism or business purpose
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Who Doesn’t Need Schengen Visa to Travel to Austria?
Citizens of the following countries no need to apply and get Schengen visa to travel Austria or any Schengen member country for tourism or business purpose
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Austria Travel Requirements
Austrian border officials ask for the travel and identification documents when you are at any Austrian port of entry (Airport).
Documents Required at the Airport
- Legit Passport or Travel Document
- Visa Document
Austria Entry Border Officials Common Questions
How long you expect to Stay in Austria?
What is the aim of your visit to Austria?
Where are you going to stay in Austria?
Schengen Visa Types of Austria
Schengen Visa is given for short stays up to 90 days in Austria
Austrian Airport Visa
This type of visa also called transit visa this visa is given to the people who want to travel to another country passing Austrian airport
Austrian Tourist Visa
This visa type is given to the people who want to visit Austria as tourists/volunteers
Austrian Visitor Visa
This visa type is given to the people who want to visit Austria as their family members or friends living in Austria
Austrian Business Visa
This visa type is given to the people who want to do business in Austria as they want to attend to business fairs, meetings, or set up businesses
Austrian Official Visit Visa
This visa type is given to the people who are government officials or delegations envoys when they want to travel to Austria
Austrian Medical Visa
This visa type is given to the people who want to undergo medical treatments inside Austria
Austrian Study Visa
This visa type is given to the people who want to do studies in Austria through the validity of visa is always 90 days
Austrian Cultural, Sports and Film Crews Visa
This visa type is given to the people who attend sports events, film festivals or making films or cultural events in Austria
Apply Schengen Visa to Austria
Austrian visa application form
First of all, you need to get the Austrian visa Application form and fill it clearly as a possible sign it at the end of it.
Two identical photos
These photos should be in passport size your portrait color photo in the light background.
Your Legit passport this should not expire soon around the three months of your stay in Austria
Passport should not be older than 10 years
It should have black pages to put visa stamps
Copies of previous Schengen visas if any
If you have traveled a Schengen state before
Schengen Travel Insurance
Your verified travel insurance when you have a medical emergency it should cover your expenses in medical treatment estimate of EUR 30,000 medical cover needed to Austria
Your Cover letter
The clear statement of your purpose of visit to Austria and how you spend time in Austria, you complete itinerary
Proof of Accommodation
Booking details of your hotel accommodations in Austria
Proof of Civil status
Your marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse,
Round-trip Flight Itinerary
Your date of departure and flight details and airport you are leaving Austria
Proof of Financial Status
Your last three to six-month bank statements (recent)/ Income statements
Documents Required Based on your Employment Status
Austrian consulate/embassy of your country will ask for your employment status to fulfill the Austrian visa requirements
Employment Letter from employer
Leave permission from the employer
Currently Self Employed
Business Registration and Licence Document
Company Income/Bank Statements
As a student
Institute Registration Documents
No-objection certificate from school or university