Austria Entry Requirements
Non-EU nationals, when showing up at the Austrian port of entry, will have to present some travel and identification documents to the Austrian border officer. These documents are as follows:
- A valid passport or travel document. Issued in the last 10 years and it should be valid for at least 3 months after your date of departure.
- A visa – if you are subject to Austrian visa regime.
Please note that the Austrian border officer holds the final decision whether you should be permitted to enter Austria or not. The border official will check your documents and may ask you a few questions about your trip to Austria like:
- What is your purpose of visiting Austria?
- How long do you intend to stay in Austria?
- Where are you going to stay in Austria? Etc.
And if everything looks okay, you will be allowed to enter Austria, and thus the Schengen Area.
Please, make sure that the Austrian border officer stamps your passport when you enter the Schengen area. Without a stamp, you could be fined or detained from Austria.
Who Needs a Schengen Visa to Enter Austria?
Due to the common visa rules of the Schengen zone, part of which Austria is, the following will need to obtain a visa when traveling to Austria for short-stays:
- Nationals of third countries that have not reached a visa liberalization agreement with the Schengen states
- Nationals of third countries that have reached a visa liberalization agreement with the Schengen states, but were rejected from entering Austria or any other Schengen country.
What Type of Visa Do I Need to Enter Austria?
If you are planning to visit Austria for a short stay trip (up to 90 days), then you have to apply for a Schengen short stay visa to Austria, known also as a C-type visa.
Depending on your purpose of entry to Austria, you can get one of the following Schengen visa types for Austria:
- Austrian Airport Visa – for those who need to transit through one of the Austrian airports, to reach their travel destination country, outside the Schengen Area.
- Austrian Tourist Visa – for those wishing to visit Austria for holidays or sightseeing.
- Austrian Visitor Visa – for travelers who want to visit friends or family members residing in Austria.
- Austrian Business Visa – for business people who need to attend business-related activities in Austria.
- Austrian Visa for Official Visit – for Official Delegations coming to Austria on an official trip.
- Austrian Medical Visa – for people seeking medical treatment in Austria.
- Austrian Study Visa –for students that wish to attend a course for up to three months at an educational institution in Austria.
- Austrian Visa for Cultural, Sports and Film Crews – for people wishing to attend an activity in Austria that belongs this nature.
Please click on the following link for more information: https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/austria-visa/
If you require a visa and need an official invitation please email us with the following information:
- The Local Embassy address
- Your Full Name
- Date of Birth
- Passport No
- Issue Date
- Expiry Date
- Place of Birth
- Arrival and Departure date
- Visa invitation letters will only be issued for the period of your arrival and departure dates
- No visa invitation letter requests will be processed after 31st July 2018
- Applying for a visa and visa issues is beyond our control. We are not liable for any additional visa costs, processing and/or issues. We will do everything possible to help you with your visa application, but we cannot offer a refund if your trip gets cancelled because of visa-related problems.
For questions regarding your visa invitation letter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org